Parks & Recreation


City of Utica Parks and Recreation Presents
Appetite for Art Festival in conjunction with the Kids Fest
Saturday, July 20- 11am-7pm
Sunday July 21- 10am-4pm
The Festival will be held in the City of Utica’s Grant Park. Artists selling handmade crafts in the Park.
Food Court and Entertainment
Grant Park ¼ Mile north of M-59
Vendor Application
Volunteers wanted for help with events, please call 739-1600 to join.

Canoe the Clinton River utilizing the new canoe launch at Heritage Park (south of M-59 west of Van Dyke) contact Clinton River Canoe & Kayak Rentals 248 421-3445 or
Clinton River Canoe Map


For programming, we partner with the Charter Township of Shelby where Utica residents are welcomed to participate just as their residents in all Parks and Recreation Department offerings. Watch for the special newsletter sent to Utica homes outlining all the Shelby Park &Rec programs and Seniors, be sure to avail yourselves of the bus service afforded all Shelby and Utica Senior Citizens at a very modest charge. We have arranged this collaboration for your benefit, so definitely take advantage of every opportunity that interests you.

The Shelby Township recreation program non-resident fee does NOT apply to Utica residents

If you have any questions concerning recreation programs ONLY
please call Shelby Township 
Parks & Recreation at (586) 731-0300.

Grant Park Pavilions are available for private parties
Download the Grant Park Pavilion Reservation Form
Please be considerate of others and make use of the refuse containers provided. Extra bags are located in the bottom of these containers along with a dumpster available on the Nancy Street side of the park.