Located at Main Street and North Line Road, Ervin Park is filled with active recreational facilities for all ages.
Ervin Park shall be open to the public daily from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday of each week, throughout the months of April through October of each year. However, the opening and closing of the park may be accelerated or delayed by the City Council, depending upon the weather conditions
Prairie Land Pride Playground is an adventure waiting to happen for young children – a completely enclosed, safety-engineered mini-village with slides, swings, City Hall, Fire Department, and many other “City” amenities. Imagination Station Playground is the newest addition to Ervin Park. this playground was specially designed as a safe play area for toddlers, ages 2-5. Several other playgrounds are also spread throughout the park.
For the sports-minded, Ervin Park is home to four tennis courts, two full-size basketball courts, two soccer fields, and four ball diamonds, one of which was host to the 2002 Little League World Series State Tournament. Other sports facilities include a batting cage, sand and mud volleyball courts (seasonally) , horseshoe pits, and a walking track.
Need a space for a reunion, company picnic, or other outdoor gathering? There are two outdoor pavilions at Ervin Park of approximately 7,000 square feet each. Complete with picnic tables, barbecue grills, and trash cans, all you need to bring is your own food and charcoal. The pavilions are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so be sure to get there early.
In honor of Boyd Henderson’s years of service to the City of Tuscola, Mayor Kleiss named the South Pavilion at Ervin Park the “Henderson Pavilion”. Boyd has continuously served the citizens of the City of Tuscola since 1981. Henderson has taken part in numerous projects and initiatives of the City, the purchase of the water company, implementation of Tax Increment Financing, development of the outlet mall and surrounding areas, development of the downtown area, and construction of two new wastewater treatment facilities. In addition Boyd served as Mayor pro tempore as the senior Alderman as well as the resident historian of the City.
Tuscola Serves Display
Tuscolians are proud of our citizens who serve our country as members of the US Armed Forces! As a token of our gratitude for their service, we want to honor active duty service members with a sign on our Tuscola Serves Military Honor sign post. The sign post will stand in Ervin Park and pay tribute to those who are actively serving in a branch of the US Military. Upon fulfillment of the service member’s commitment to active duty, the sign will be presented to the service member as a memento of the community’s gratitude.
The cost of the program will be covered by local organizations, including: The Tuscola VFW, Tuscola Community Foundation, and Tuscola Tourism. The City of Tuscola has granted access to Ervin Park for the location of the sign post.
Family members may apply for a sign for active duty Tuscola residents by completing the application linked here. An independent citizen board will determine eligibility.