Thursday, 8-11-2022 Ross Township Park will host Gull Lake Rotary Club Appreciation Day from Noon-8:00pm.
*Ross Township Park is CASH ONLY*
Ross Township partners with Gull Lake Area Rotary Club and Boy Scout Troops for a day of service to help open Ross Township Park for the summer season. Ross Township Park opens Memorial Day weekend and closes Labor Day weekend (weather dependent). The hours of enjoyment are Monday through Sunday 9:00am to 8:00pm, including all holidays. Due to the high cost of insurance and fire risk to neighboring homes near Ross Township Park, there will be NO FIREWORKS PERMITTED.
Ross Township Park is focused on a family friendly experience. No smoking on property. No alcohol on property. Grills for BBQ and picnic tables are provided for guest enjoyment. No pets of any kind permitted on the property or in vehicles while guests are on the property. Offensive, dangerous, malicious or threatening behavior is not tolerated inside the park.
Volunteers are needed! Did you know that Ross Township Park is not funded by taxpayer dollars? Did you know that all of Ross Township Park’s care and upkeep is purely through amazing volunteers? Ross Township Park is a beautiful area giving guests access to swim in a sandy beach in the bright blue waters of Gull Lake. Our park is loved by many locally, and is a popular destination from outside our community. There is a daily capacity limit of 160 guests due to limited parking, regardless of passholder status.
How can you get a FREE day pass? BE A VOLUNTEER FOR ROSS TOWNSHIP PARK! Bring your book club, church group, youth group, work group and spend a day beautifying Ross Township Park and obtain a FREE DAY PASS for you to return and enjoy the park you helped to beautify. Contact Ross Township Supervisor for your volunteer day in the park.
Anyone wishing to sponsor a memorial bench or simply make a cash donation in a loved one’s memory can contact Ross Township offices.
Would you like to PRIVATELY rent Ross Township Park for a spring or fall wedding or special club or organization picnic? Please contact Ross Township Supervisor for pricing and reservation details.
Buy your park season passes at the Township starting in May or buy them daily at the gate!
Fees & Passes (cash only at the gate)
- Daily pass resident/non-resident: $15 day/vehicle
- Non-Ross Township Residents – $40
- Ross Township Residents – $25 (if Annual Pass is purchased at the Park you will be required to pay $40. You will be able to get a $15 refund by bringing your receipt and ID to the Township Office)
Annual Passes may be purchased at the Ross Township Office (12086 M-89, Richland, MI 49083) or from the Park Attendants.
- You must have one of the following stickers to enter:
- Annual Sticker attached to inside right windshield
- Daily sticker attached to inside right windshield
- Park pay envelope stub on car dash
- No Lifeguard on duty — swim at your own risk
- No alcohol, pets, boat trailers, tents, house trailers, or nudity!
- No trespassing after posted hours of operation
- Swim within marked swimming area only
- No boats or PWC in marked swimming area
- No campfires
- All local and state laws apply to behavior within Ross Township Park
- FINES PER VIOLATION: $75.00
New Playground and Much More at Ross Township Park!
Ross Township Park on the east side of Gull Lake has benefitted by grant funding from the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation and the Gull Lake Area Rotary Club, in addition to hours of helping hands from the local community, including VolunTeens from Gull Lake High School. Ross Township Park has a new children’s playground, manicured woodland trails and improved picnic facilities. Volunteers from the GLARC, Eagle Scouts and township residents have spent hundreds of hours together assembling the playground, building and supplying materials inside a “little library” to enjoy while at the park, assembling an ADA-accessible picnic table, painting, landscaping the beaches, and planting beautiful perennials.
Ross Township Park gratefully acknowledges the families who have memorialized their loved ones by investing in a bench for park guests to enjoy:
- The Poth Family and John Daughterty
- The Greenwood Family
- Stan “Papa” Hurn
- Marsha Jones
- Sally and Jim Joslin