Stratford Woods Park

Located at 3922 E. 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. 

Public Beach Monitoring Information

This beach is being MONITORED by the Midland County Department of Public Health for E.coli bacteria levels in 2023. Samples are routinely collected once a week throughout the summer until Labor Day weekend. Be aware that E.coli levels may be higher after a storm. Use caution 48 hours after a rain event. 

A Note About Water Quality

Sometimes unintended wild visitors use the water, too. 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 swimmers itch. Report any problems to the Midland Parks and Recreation Department so we can promptly attend to issues as they arise.

County of Midland Michigan public swimming inspections


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.

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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.