River Bends Park

5700 22 Mile Road,
Shelby Township , MI 48317
Accessible Features
Open Year-Round

Encompassing more than 850 acres, River Bends Park is rich in plant and animal life, and has historical significance as well.

The park is divided into two sections by the Clinton River, which flows through the park in an area approximately six miles long. In 2000, a bridge was constructed to connect the two sections of River Bends Park.


The main entrance to the eastern section of the park is located at 5700 22 Mile Road. This section includes picnic areas, three picnic shelters, rest rooms, access points to the Clinton River and miles of hiking trails. The flood plain along the east side of the river provides an 18-hole disc golf course for more active recreation. Evidence of the historic Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal borders the eastern boundary of River Bends Park.  

The entrance to the western section of the park is located off of Ryan Road at 4101 River Bends Drive. This section includes a unique natural area referred to as the Shadbush Tract, the Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center and Woodall Neighborhood Park. Among the amenities in this section are a trap and archery range, radio control race track, and a hill for sledding.


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