Ross Park

Ross Park is a 43 acre park located on the south side of Mona Lake on Randall Road at Wellesley. Home to our summer and fall softball leagues as well as a newly renovated disc golf course. Ross Park is also the scene of our annual Arts & Drafts Festival, and community picnic held on the 3rd Saturday of August!


Beach Level

  • Sandy beach area includes play equipment, a picnic area, a paved walkway and a volleyball area.
  • There is no lifeguard on duty at the swimming area.
  • Boat area – boats can park by the beach area for short periods of time for boaters who want to spend time at the shore area.
  • Most Recently we are offering catamaran and small sailboat rental spots at the east side of the beach. Fill out and send in an Application if you are interested.

Upper Level

  • Picnic area – the park contains approximately 400 picnic tables for use by the public. Permits are required for groups of 50 or more and are available at the Parks & Recreation office at City Hall. An Application must be filled out and fee paid before a picnic permit can be issued.
  • Picnic shelter – this shelter is available to be reserved in either of two time slots (9 am – 2:30 pm or 3:30 – 9 pm.) A permit is required by groups to reserve the picnic shelter – please see the application link above for specific costs. The shelter is large enough for approximately 12 picnic tables and has electricity available for groups who have reserved it.
  • Outlook Deck – Reservations are booked on a first-come, first-serve basis. This space will be available for Norton Shores residents to rent, with the exception of any Norton Shores City event or meeting taking precedence.  Rental request forms and a complete list of rules, regulations, and fees. Ross Park Outlook Deck Rental Form
  • Ball fields – there are three slow pitch softball fields at Ross Park. These fields are used for the Norton Shores Slow pitch Leagues from April to September, Monday – Thursday evenings. They can also be used on a first-come, first-serviced basis on weekends. Permits for specific time periods are issued by the Parks Dept. in 2-hour increments on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays starting at 9 am. The fee is $15 per 2-hour time slot. Please fill out this Application if you want to reserve one or multiple softball fields.
  • Disc Golf Course – Holes 1-10 are located on the east side of Wellesley. If you are inquiring about hosting a tournament at Ross Park please fill out a Disc Golf Application Form.
  • Tennis courts – located across Randall Road. Area includes eight courts. Lights can be activated, using a button on the light pole, from dark until 10 pm during the summer months.


  • Hours: 5 am – 10 pm
  • Only emergency and service vehicles are allowed in the park.
  • No lifeguards are on duty.
  • No animals are allowed on the beach. Dogs are permitted, on a leash, in all other areas of the park.  Mutt Mitts are available at dispensers at the park – please use them and help keep our park beautiful!
  • No fires are allowed outside the picnic grills.
  • No fireworks are permitted in park.
  • Trash containers are for picnic trash only.
  • Alcoholic beverages (no glass containers, please!) are only permitted in the picnic area.
  • Camping is not permitted in the park.
  • Hitting golf balls in the park is not permitted.
  • Water and boater safety rules are enforced.
  • No littering, $500 fine enforced.


Ross Park

82 Randall Rd

Norton Shores, MI 49441

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