City of Frankenmuth has several smaller parks scattered in neighborhoods and around the City.
Map of Frankenmuth Parks
Inventory of Parks
Due to its location on Main St. just south of the city limits, Cross Park functions as a “gateway to the city”. The huge white cross, illuminated after dark, is a tribute to the historical tradition of the Frankenmuth community. Cross Park encompasses about 4 acres just north of the Dead Creek and south of Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland along M-83. The park property was developed for the U.S. bicentennial and the historic Wolkensdoefer Log House has been restored for historical education. Part of the park, including the log house, is currently leased out to the Frankenmuth Historical Association.
Cross Park Map
This open space is a grassy court for neighborhood use for the surrounding residential subdivision.
Eastgate Court Map
This park occupies two-tenths of an acre and lies just north of Ardussi Ct. It serves the adjacent neighborhood with some play equipment and open grassy area.
Genesee Park Map
Nestled behind the Frankenmuth Methodist Church, this 2.5 acre park offers plenty of swings, playground equipment for children and a large open grass area for all types of activities.
Gunzenhausen Park Map
Is an undeveloped drainage swale that stretches behind residential properties on Harlan Ct., Tuscola Rd., and Craemer Dr.
Harlan Park Map
Krafft, Summergreen, & Vitany Parks
These three parks are very similar in features and close by each other in the northwest part of the City. These properties also serve as detention areas for storm water during large rain storms. The parks are designed to hold the excess water and release it slowly when the storm sewer system can accommodate it. These parks each have two entrances from the public streets, which are identified with sidewalks.
Krafft Park Map Summergreen Park Map Vitany Park Map
Maplecrest & Hanover Parks These two neighborhood parks back up to one another between Hanover Place and Maplecrest Drive on the north end of town. In addition to open playfields/greenspace, both of these properties serve as water detention basins for large rain events.
Maplecrest - Hanover Park Map
Featuring an open ball field and playground equipment, this 1.4 acre park serves the Sunburst neighborhood in the northeast quadrant of the City.
Sunburt Park Map
Named after the former City Manager Wil Keinath, this park features play equipment, a sandbox, an open playfield. It is next to the City’s Department of Public Works near the corner of Schleier and Franklin Streets.
Keinath Park Map
This park is an urban plaza featuring a memorial wall to the community’s war veterans. Benches invite pedestrians to escape the bustling streetscape and enjoy the beautiful landscape, fountain and sculpture. Willkommen Park is located on the southwest corner of Main and Tuscola, making it and ideal resting place for pedestrians strolling through the business district.
Willkommen Park Map
Woelzlein Preserve The majority of this 6 acre property is the natural lowlands near Galsterer drain on the former Woelslein family farm. This odd shaped property meanders behind most of the residential properties on the south side of what has been developed in the "Kingsbrook" neighborhood.
Woelzlein Preserve Map
Woodland Acres This one acre wood lot is on the norther border of the city limits. It is completely wooded and accessible from Maplecrest Drive just east of Trillium Court.
Woodland Acres Park
This 2 acre park runs between Flint St. and Main St. just north of Jefferson St. It is the site of the Frankenmuth Scout Building. On the Main St. side of the park also lies the Woodcarver’s Pavilion. This street-side plaza has hand-crafted wood carvings by the Frankenmuth Woodcarvers Guild. The park also includes some playground equipment, a ball field backstop and a basketball hoop.
Zehnder Park Map