MAP to PHYSICIANS PARK
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218 E. REID ROAD
Physicians Park is located in the heart of the City. The main entrance and parking area are on Reid Road, however, the park is adjacent to several Saginaw Street businesses and walk-through entrances can be found along that side of the park also. The park property was donated to the City of Grand Blanc in 1990 and consisted of approximately five acres of land. Since that time, additional land has been purchased from the railroad and adjoining residents to expand the park. The Parker family requested that the park be known as Physicians Park in honor of several ancestors from the Grand Blanc area who were physicians. The groundbreaking ceremony for the Physicians Park development was held in August 1999. Mr. Jim Parker, whose grandparents previously owned the land, was present at the park ceremony to share memories of his childhood days on the property. He remembered swinging from an existing tree on the property and of watching from the property, as a six-year-old, as US Army tanks built at the Grand Blanc GM plant and accompanied by soldiers, were loaded onto trains during WWII.
Today, the park boasts a fenced play structure and swing area, permanent restroom facility, large gazebo with picnic tables and electricity, grills and a walking path. In the winter, weather permitting, the ice-skating rink is open at the park. In the summer, the rink is transformed into a splash pad. Physicians Park has been the recipient of Eagle Scout service projects, providing improvements and benefits to park visitors. Park benches, a flagpole and the raised viewing deck near the train tracks are all results of Scout-led projects and volunteer hours. This park is also host to the popular summer concert series, “Music in the Park”, with various weekly artists providing family entertainment in an open-air venue, usually during the month of July.