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New Richmond Park

3160 Old Allegan Road
Fennville, MI, 49408
 
 

 Information

 
  
  
Allegan County Walking Trail Guide.pdf
  
Directions to New Richmond Bridge Park.aspx
  
New Richmond Park Bridge Restoration Photos.aspx
  
New Richmond Bridge Park is located at the historic village of New Richmond in the northwestern part of the county. The centerpiece of this historic park is a fully restored swing bridge which spans 400’ across the Kalamazoo River. This swing bridge, which was originally built in 1879, was restored to its original splendor in 2004. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and connects park property on both the north and south sides of the river.
 
Another interesting feature of the park is that there is a very active railroad bridge that runs parallel to the swing bridge. In fact, this railroad bridge is crossed by 30 to 40 trains per day! The railroad bridge, which was built in 1907, is also a historic structure and was originally designed to swing at its center span to allow riverboat traffic to pass.
 
New Richmond Bridge Park includes five fishing piers, a half mile of boardwalk trails that run along the river and through the surrounding wetland areas, several interpretive signs, a new restroom building, a small picnic area and a completely redeveloped watercraft/boat launch and parking area.

New Richmond Picnic area 

New Richmond Park - Fishing Pier 

New Richmond Park - Swing Bridge and Boardwalk 

New Richmond Park - Railroad Bridge

New Richmond Park Swing Bridge

New Richmond Railroad Bridge


New Richmond Park Boardwalk


New Richmond Park - Swing Bridge and Boardwalk


New Richmond Park Boardwalk

 

 Parks List

 
  
Bysterveld Park
Dumont Lake Park
Gun Lake Park
Littlejohn Lake Park
New Richmond Park
West Side Park
Ely Lake Campground
Silver Creek Park and Campground
  Allegan County Parks Commission