Winter Rental Hours, Prices & Information

City Forest Winter Recreation Park

is owned and operated by the City of Midland Parks and Recreation Department. At 520 acres, Midland City Forest is the largest park in Midland. In the winter months, City Forest transforms into the Great Lakes Bay Region's premiere winter destination, toting Michigan's only hand-packed ice toboggan runs, sled hill, ice rink, ski trails and warming house. Click on the menu to discover more of what City Forest has to offer!
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City Forest Winter Recreation Park Information

City Forest Winter Break Hours

Thursday, December 22 Noon-6pm
Friday, December 23 Noon-9pm
Saturday, December 24 Closed
Sunday, December 25 Closed
Monday, December 26 Noon-6pm
Tuesday, December 27 Noon-6pm
Wednesday, December 28 Noon-6pm
Thursday, December 29 Noon-6pm
Friday, December 30 Noon-9pm
Saturday, December 31 Noon-6pm
Sunday, January 1 Noon-6pm

City Forest Hours of Operation

Day Time
Friday 4-9pm
Saturday 10am-9pm
Sunday Noon-6pm

A fan favorite each winter, City Forest features Michigan’s only snow packed, iced and elevated toboggan runs, each a tenth of a mile long. The runs are dependent on weather and are open during hours of operation only. Please call the chalet to confirm that the runs are operating. During hours of operation, toboggans must be rented for $8.00 per hour, two hour maximum on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Cross Country Square
Ice Skaters Square

City Forest Prices

Item Cost Time Period
Toboggans $8.00 per toboggan 1 Hour Rental
Ice Skates $4.00 per pair 2 Hour Rental
Sled $4.00 per sled 2 Hour Rental
Nordic Skiis (Classic) $10.00 per pair 2 Hour Rental
Nordic Skiis (Skate) $15.00 per pair 2 Hour Rental
Snowshoes $10.00 per pair 2 Hour Rental
City Forest Winter Sports Park
Sled Hill Square

The sledding hill is groomed, lighted and available for sledding daily. Bring your plastic sled or tube to the hill or rent from us! During hours of operation, sleds are rented for onsite use only for $4.00 per sled per two-hour rental. 

Concession Stand Prices

Food Price
Kogel Hot Dog $1.50
Nachos w/Cheese $1.50
Hot Cocoa/Flavored Cappucinos/Gourmet Coffee $1.00
Pretzles $1.50
Popcorn $1.00
Candy Varied
Otis Spunkmeyer Cookies (2/pkg.) $1.00
Coke Products (16/20 oz.) $1.50/$2.00
City Forest Cafe
City Forest Chalet Rental

Birthday Parties & Winter Rentals at City Forest

City Forest is available for rental when not open for winter recreation hours. Please view the Winter Rental Form for more information on renting the City Forest in winter.

Contact Us

  1. City Forest
    2840 E. Monroe Rd.
    (Located 1/4 mile west of Eastman Rd.)
    Midland, MI 48642

    Ph: 989-837-6930  (Parks and Recreation Office)

    Ph: 989-835-7011 (City Forest-During Winter Hours of Operation)

    Ph: 989-399-0506 (Weather Hotline)

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