Arthur Dodd Memorial Park is a 51-acre park five miles northeast of Niles, near Sumnerville and the county line. The Dowagiac River flows through this beautiful park and has been a destination spot for water enthusiasts, nature lovers, hikers, and now campers!

Major improvements were added to Dodd Park during the summer of 2017. Upgrades included the installation of a new bridge over the stretch of the Dowagiac River running through the park grounds, new restrooms near the two new cabins and a canoe/kayak launch. The department also plans to expand the park’s parking lot.

These upgrades were funded through a $375,000 grant from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Trust Fund, which was awarded to the county parks department in 2015.

Location: Arthur Dodd Memorial Park, 61437 Creek Road, Niles, MI 49120 – Directions

For Fun & Recreation

  • Picnicking
  • Play equipment (2)
  • Picnic shelters (3)
  • Fishing (class A trout stream)
  • Horseshoe pits (2)
  • Hiking trail (1 mile)
  • Volleyball court
  • Open games area
  • Canoe landing

Essential Infomation

  • Park hours (sunrise – sunset)
  • Entrance fee: Donations appreciated
  • Park open year-round
  • Limited parking

For Your Comfort

  • Electricity at each shelter
  • Security lighting
  • Rustic restrooms
  • Fresh well water

For Reservations (recommended)

  • Call (269) 445-4456 (County Parks Office)
  • Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4 pm
  • Weekend group reservations recommended