East Bay Charter Township is located in the northwest corner of the Lower Peninsula nestled among many inland lakes inside Grand Traverse County. Currently East Bay Township has seven parks.
-Grace Macdonald may be the most well known park. It is a 42 acre parcel located near the intersection of Peninsula Trail, Rasho and High Lake roads. Facilities include a baseball field, an all purpose field (with soccer goals and football uprights), a new pickle ball court, tennis courts, basketball courts, a volleyball court and horseshoe pits. It also has a pavilion area with grills and picnic tables, a sledding hill, hiking trails and playground equipment.
Grace Macdonald park is open from dawn until 10:00pm during the sledding season. During all other seasons, the park is open from dawn until dusk.
|Arbutus Lake No 5|
-Arbutus Lake No. 5 park is located on E. Arbutus Lake Rd. This park is a nice mixture of grass and trees right on Arbutus Lake. It contains picnic tables, grills, some playground equipment and fishing pier.
-Pines Park is an 80 acres parcel located off Eikey Rd. Pines Park is priority #2 on the action plan. A comprehensive site plan has been completed for 20 of the 80 acres. This plan includes a baseball field, a football field, tennis courts, skating rink, paved walking trails, a playground and picnic areas.
-Killingsworth Park is a 50 acre parcel located on Chandler Lake Rd. and Pointview Rd. This park offers skiing and hiking trails, a pavilion with tables and a swing set for kids.
-Kelly Park is a 2 acre lot that contains two storage buildings for township equipment and a boat launch for Chandler Lake.
-Gens Park is a .62 acre site on US 31 near Holiday Rd. right on East Bay. This park is a recent acquistion (1994) and has been the top priority on the commissions 5-year action plan since 2001. Gens offers a paved parking lot, bathhouse with flush toilets, a boardwalk to the beach and a nice beach/deck area with picnic areas and grills. Recent upgrades include a walkway through the marsh grass to the beach due to low water levels. As of October 31, 2012, Gen's Park is closed for the Season.
|Pine Grove Park|
-Pine Grove Park is a two lot parcel located in the Pine Grove sub-division. This park offers a basketball court, playground equipment and a picnic area. This is the only township park that does not offer restroom facilities.