Scarlet’s Playground at Dodge Park in Commerce Township

Doge Park #5
Address: 180 Commerce Rd, Commerce Charter Twp, MI 48382
Phone: (248) 926-0063

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Photo Credit: Amber Louchart

Scarlet’s Playground in Dodge Park in Commerce Township just opened this year. Dodge Park #5 is a 106-acre park featuring a playground, wooded paths, a water fountain, athletic fields, a pavilion, picnic tables and parking. The northern section of this park was once part of the State of Michigan parks donated by the Dodge family.

Dodge Park #5 in Commerce Township

This park is located at the southeast corner of S. Commerce and Commerce Roads. The parking lot is accessible from South Commerce Road.

Scarlet’s Playground at Dodge Park #5

Dodge Park is lined with beautiful trees. However, Scarlet’s Playground is severely lacking in shade.  The 16,000 square foot playscape contains many interesting elements and therefore kept my kids busy for hours.  The nearby water fountain was a nice amenity (though it wasn’t on during our visit). But if you have to use the restroom, you will have to either travel to the library or use the nearby store.  Garbage cans also available. However, their distance from the play structure was a bit excessive and likely deters many from using them.

Scarlet's Playground Panoramic Photo

Scarlet’s Park is named after a local girl suffering from Spinal Muscular Atrophy and hosts equipment that is accessible to all children, including those suffering from a debilitating disease such as Scarlet.

Scarlet's Playground toddler structure


The covered pavilion and picnic tables are a comfortable distance from the play structure.  Close enough for me to be comfortable sending my kids to play while staying back at a party or gathering.

pavilion at Dodge Park #5

Scarlet’s Playground Summary

Play Elements:  barrier-free all-inclusive playground
Swings: many different swings for all abilities
Surface: foam
Unique Features: zip line together with a wide variety of structures
Bathrooms: currently no, however there are plans to build them
Drinking Fountain: yes
Shade: minimal
Pavilion: yes
Picnic Tables: yes
Grills: yes
Sports Fields: soccer
Walking Trails: unpaved walking trail
Parking: yes, paved
Tot Play Structure. yes
Fenced in: no
Seating: none near the play area

Dodge Park in Commerce Township

4380 S Commerce Rd,
Commerce Township, MI 48382

The park also hosts Summer Concerts (typically in June and July) and is home to the cities newest library (located on the north end of the park).

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Other Parks in Commerce Township

Bicentennial Park
Byers Homestead
Dodge Park 5
Hickory Glen Park
Robert H. Long
Nature Park

Maple Glen Park
Mill Race Park
Ralph C. Richardson Park and Center
Snowy Ridge Sledding Hill
Victory Park
Wise Woods


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