Village and Township Parks
(Per Village Ordinance, there is no alcohol allowed in any of the parks.)
Carver Park, Oak and Ash, Carver Park is a wonderful spot for a picnic. The park houses picnic tables, grills, and a pathway. There are historical markers with information about the history of the area. The School House Shelter is available for rentals. It is home of the Annual Flag Day activities.
Chamberlain Path, Elm and Maple, Three Oaks Sculpture Garden in downtown at Chamberlain Path is home to beautiful sculpture by several highly-esteemed artists that will be rotated and it is funded by the Harbor Country Public Arts Initiative, Village and TPF. The path connects Elm St. and Generations Drive.
Dillard Park, North side of town at Cherry and Walnut. This is a small neighborhood playground geared towards toddlers.
Dewey Cannon Park, E Maple St, Three Oaks, is home to the historic Dewey Cannon which was presented to the village by President McKinley for raising the highest per capita amount in the nation for the Spanish-American War Memorial. Band shell and picnic tables are available. Open dawn to dusk. Check the Village or Harbor Country calendar of events for weekend music and drama programs.
Kesling Nature Preserve, Located along the South Branch of the Galien River, the Kesling Nature Preserve is home to a rich diversity of plants and wildlife and has something to offer just about all outdoor enthusiasts. One of the year-round highlights of the preserve is the scenic views of the deep ravine that cuts through the property. A small tributary to the river flows at the base of a 40-foot deep ravine under a canopy of giant beeches, maples, oaks and many other kinds of trees. It is known as one of the most popular spring bird-watching spots in Berrien County -Directions: From I-94, take exit 4A, onto US-12 East. Go about 2.5 miles east on US-12 and turn south onto Basswood Road. Go 1.5 miles south on Basswood Road and turn west onto Forest Lawn Road. Follow Forest Lawn Road about .75 miles. The preserve is on the north side of the road, just east of the bridge over the South Branch of the Galien River.
Timber Town Playground, Nels Dr and Locust St, Three Oaks, is a unique playground where kids can hide, glide, slide, climb, balance and tumble. There’s a special Tiny Town area for 2- to 5-year-olds. Built of timber with non-skid surfaces and padded hand and foot grips, it’s a great playground kids will love.
Warren Woods State Park, East of I-94 between Warren Woods Road and W. Elm Valley Road. Warren Woods State Park, administered by the Warren Dunes State Park officials, is a favorite site for hikers and naturalists. Warren Woods is a virgin beech-maple forest, the last of its type known in Michigan. There are outstanding individual trees of several species, including many greater than five feet in diameter and more than 125 feet in height. Spectacular displays of wildflowers are best viewed in April and early May. Naturalists will also appreciate the wide variety of plants and wild flowers that grow in the woods - over 100 species! After your hike, sit back and relax with a quiet picnic lunch at one of the many picnic sites found throughout the park.
Watkins Memorial Park, Nels Dr and Locust St, Three Oaks, is a 20-acre park which includes Hoadley Trail with a 1-1/2 mile physical education trail including 21 workout stations. The park features, baseball field, basketball court and picnic tables. There is a large pavilion with prep kitchen, bathrooms, grills, picnic tables and electricity that can be rented. 269-756-9221.