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Hidden Gem: Bay Court Park and Beach- FREE Admission

Visitor’s Guide and Photo Gallery for Bay Court Park & Beach. A family-friendly park with a playground, beach, disc golf, and walking paths.

The Bay Court Park & Beach is located on Andresen Road, a little over a mile east off Dixie Highway. The park is about 24 acres, with about 9,000 square feet of beach property.

castle-themed wooden playground at Bay Court Park in Independence Township

Bay Court Park & Beach Hours & Cost

From Memorial Day to Labor Day hours are from dawn to 9:00 PM
The Tuesday after Labor Day weekend through the Friday before Memorial Day Weekend hours are from dawn to 5:00 PM.

However, the beach is open weather permitting, from 9:00 am until 1 hour before the park closes every day. 

At the time of publication (8/22/2020) there is no admission fee for entry to Bay Court Park & Beach.


Bay Court Park Amenities

Bay Court Park Beach hosts about 9,000 square feet of beach. This smaller beach not only offers a roped-off swimming area but also ramp access. However, there are no lifeguards on duty, so swim at your own risk. In addition to having picnic tables on the beach, visitors can also utilize the restroom facilities which are not too far away.

Bay Court Beach

My girls loved the large wooden castle playscape at this park. Nearby picnic tables, plenty of shade, as well as restrooms make this an amazing venue. The structure includes traditional swings as well as a few baby bucket swings. There are plenty of climbing opportunities, balancing elements, in addition to slides and monkey bars. Younger guests can enjoy a section designed especially for toddlers.

castle-themed wooden playground at Bay Court Park in Independence Township

The Burleson Nature Trail is a quarter-mile hilly, dirt trail through a wooded nature area.

This park also offers two pavilions (available for rental), a multipurpose room, and a gorgeous gazebo.

Bay Court Park Overview:

Play Elements: large wooden play structure
Swings: traditional as well as baby bucket swings
Surface: wood chips (limited), grass, together with sand (on the beach)
Unique Features: beach, disc golf, gazebo, multipurpose room
Bathrooms:  yes
Drinking Fountain: yes
Shade: partial
Pavilion:  yes
Picnic Tables: yes
Grills: yes
Sports Fields: disc golf
Walking Trails: yes, hilly dirt trail
Parking: paved lots
Tot Play Structure: yes
Fenced in: no
Seating: park benches along with picnic tables

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Independence Township Parks

Clintonwood Park – A kid-friendly park with a playground, splash pad, and walking paths.
Bay Court Park – playground, disk golf, picnic gazebo, beach, restroom, and more.
Deer Lake Beach – sandy beach with small play area, lifeguards as well as portable restroom facilities.
Sashabaw Plains – a 14-acre park with a playground, baseball, soccer, basketball as well as volleyball. Additionally, the park offers restrooms, grills, and a pavilion.

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