Parks and Playgrounds

Within the Village of Sparta there are 8 parks. Seven are owned by the Village and one is owned by Sparta Township. All parks in Sparta are open to everyone.

Frequently Asked Questions

All Village Parks are open from sun rise until dusk.

Download the "Parks Reservation Application" found below on this page.
There is a $50 fee for non-residents, however, the fee can be reimbursed if the park reservation is made 48 prior to the event.
There is no fee for Village Residents or Non-Profit organizations.

If there is an issue as at Village park, please contact Village Hall at (616) 887-8251 for emergencies please contact 911 or non-emergency dispatch at (616) 887-7331.

Yes, alcoholic beverages are allowed in Village Parks. Beer and Wine are allowed, however, liquor is not allowed. Anyone with questions can contact Village Hall at (616) 887-8251.

Yes, Civic Center reservations can be made by calling (616) 887-8251. 

Balyeat Field

Balyeat Field190 Olmstead Street, 6.88 Acres
Balyeat Field is located just north of downtown and connects to the Arches Parking Lot by a pedestrian bridge that spans Nash Creek.

The field is named after beloved and longtime Superintendent of Sparta Schools O. E. Balyeat.

Balyeat Field has two soccer fields and a parking area.

Buth Field

1102 13 Mile Road, 6 Acres
Buth Field is located at the eastern end of the Village on the south side of 13 Mile Rd./E.Division St. behind the commercial properties that line E. Division Street.

The park is 6 acres in size and includes an area for parking and a Little League baseball diamond.

Lamoreaux Park

Lamoreaux Memorial Park256 Park Street, 2.69 Acres
Lamoreaux Park is best described as a neighborhood park on Sparta’s west side. Lamoreaux Park’s comprises a small city block.

There is a T-ball neighborhood baseball diamond, picnic shelter area, children’s play equipment, water fountain, and open lawn area.

Lamoreaux Park is named for Don, Al, and Howard Lamoreaux, three brothers from Sparta who were killed in action during World War II. A bust of the brothers and a granite memorial rest in one corner of the park. The park hosts an annual Memorial Day Observation.

Sparta Nature Trail

660 E. Division Street, 103 Acres
This undeveloped park is near the east end of Sparta Village along the Rogue River. The Village received this property through a DNR acquisition grant.

The 103 acres is mainly comprised of wetland soils and plant material. A volunteer group has created unimproved nature paths on the dry sections of the property for sightseeing and nature walks.

Enjoy the beauty and quiet of Sparta's eight parks, each one a unique spot to relax and recreate.
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Rogers Park

Rogers Park152 N. State Street, 4.7 Acres
Rogers Park stands as a tribute to William Rogers, a businessman and longstanding resident of Sparta.

Rogers Park is located within the downtown business district. The park envelopes both sides of Nash Creek, with the majority of park property being located on the south side of the creek.

Rogers Park hosts a large band shell with a concrete performance area, playground equipment, paved pedestrian trails, a swing set, and a volleyball court.

Library Memorial Park

80 N. Union Street, .85 Acres
This park is owned and maintained by Sparta Township; however, it is located within the Village limits.

Library Memorial Park is located adjacent to the Sparta Township Carnegie Library on Union Street. This park serves as a memorial for those who lost loved ones during the September 11, 2001 tragedy.

The park consists of a pathway that along the south side of Nash Creek and connects to the pedestrian bridge spanning the creek.

Nash Park

Nash Field350 N. Aspen Street, 10 Acres
Nash Park is a neighborhood park in the northeast corner of the Village.

Nash Park hosts a Little League baseball diamond and informal parking, leaving the remaining acreage as undeveloped green space and a nature area.

Spartan Park

164 E. Gardner Street, 1.01 Acres
Spartan Park is Sparta’s very own “Skate Park” located in the southeast region of the Village.

This park borders both a residential area on two sides and the industrial/commercial area on the other two sides. The park was built specifically for skate boarders and roller blades. The park also includes playground equipment and a basketball court.