Stratford Woods Park

Located at 3922 East Ashman, along the eastern edge of Midland. There is no fee to enter the park.

Park Amenities

Kiwassee Lake

Stratford Woods Park is situated around Kiwassee Lake, a small man-made lake which provides an unsupervised sandy beach for swimming. Restrooms are available and open during park hours. 

A Note About Water Quality

This beach is monitored regularly to ensure water quality meets certain safety standards. However, sometimes unintended wild visitors use the water, too. Report any problems to the Midland Parks and Recreation Department so we can promptly attend to issues as they arise. Swim at your own risk and when using the beach it is always advised that you dry off briskly with a towel to reduce the possibility of simmers itch.


Stratford Woods Park Shelter

Stratford Woods has one park shelter available for rental (the shelter near the beach with restrooms is not available for rental). The park shelter offers (6) 12’ tables for approximately 84 people, 2 duplex plugs and ceiling lighting and 1 jumbo grill. It is approximately 600’ to the nearest restroom.

Located on the west side of Kiwassee Lake is an undeveloped natural area with a small of number of trails. The park has a playground structure located directly on the beach of Lake Kiwassee. Other amenities include a BMX track, 4 beach volleyball courts, a gaga-ball pit and a basketball court. To reserve this shelter, please click here.

Beach Volleyball Courts

Four beach volleyball courts are located at Stratford Woods Park and are available on a first-come first-serve basis unless they are groomed for league play. Nets are erected when weather permits.

Great Lakes Bay Region BMX Track

The Great Lakes Bay Region BMX (Bicycle Motor Cross) Track is house in Stratford Woods Park. The track is available for public use from 8 a.m. to dusk, April through October, weather permitting. Helmets and protective gear are recommended. All ages and abilities are welcome.

Visit Rainout Line for more information on weather-related conditions.

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Contact Us

  1. Parks and Recreation Office

    Email Parks and Recreation

    Municipal Service Center
    4811 N Saginaw Road
    Midland, MI 48640

    Phone: 989-837-6930
    Phone: 989-399-0506 (Weather Hotline)


    Monday - Friday
    8 a.m - 5 p.m.