Parks and Recreation


Recreational opportunities abound in and around Van Buren. The City’s park system provides residents and visitors with a variety of active and passive recreation activities and facilities, including golf, disc golf, tennis and pickleball courts, softball and baseball fields, multi-use trails, boating, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, playgrounds, pavilions, and open spaces. 

Van Buren strives to be known as a City that celebrates and preserves green space, its historical context, and beautiful environments, and enjoys outstanding recreational opportunities supporting the health and wellbeing of its citizens of all ages and physical abilities to be physically, socially, emotionally, and environmentally healthy while using and enhancing Van Buren’s green spaces and historical assets.

View the Parks and Recreation Master Plan.
The City of Van Buren is currently implementing the city's first Master Parks Plan.

The city recognizes the importance to provide parks, recreation, open/green space, and greenways for residents and visitors. Please visit this page often to stay updated on the progress.