Kids can be fickle. Just when you think you’ve found the perfect activity that you can go back to again and again, they up and refuse to do it. And they make sure to let you know about it.
But Family Fun Park in Escanaba is different. (At least, as different as anything in our neck of the woods.) It’s chockablock with exciting, kid-friendly activities that parents enjoy too. It’s conveniently located just outside the heart of Escanaba. And it’s big enough that you’ll have trouble squeezing everything it has to offer into a single day of fun. So load up the car, grab the kids and head out to Family Fun Park. We have a feeling you’ll be back sooner rather than later.
Here’s what you’ll find at Family Fun Park.
Who doesn’t love Go Karts? Kids over 52 inches can drive their own Go Karts around Family Fun Park’s “fast-paced track,” and those who aren’t quite big enough can ride with a driver who’s at least 16 years of age. Family Fun Park’s Go Karts are fun, safe, and in great working order, so you can speed (or crawl) to your heart’s content.
This ain’t no typical mini-golf course. It’s 18 holes of challenging lies and fun obstacles that present a mind-bending puzzle for even the most seasoned stick-wielders. There are plenty of water hazards and varying hole heights, so you can’t just play once. And if you get a hole in one on the 18th hole, you’ll have to play again — because you’ll get a free game!
Bumper boats are basically go karts in the water. Sounds fun, right? Kids as young as 6 can take Family Fun Park’s bumper boats out for a spin on the park’s closed course. Flotation devices and adult supervision ensure safe, wholesome fun.
“Bank shot basketball” is “a combination of mini-golf, basketball and billiards — pure shooting fun,” says Family Fun Park. And fun it is. You’ll love trying to bank in each shot off a crazy backboard, with variable hoop heights and other obstacles thrown into the mix for an additional challenge. Who knows? You might find out your kid has a real talent for basketball on the court here.
Family Fun Park’s all-ages batting cages feature hardball and softball pitching, challenging novice batters and seasoned Little Leaguers alike. In fact, local leagues often use Family Fun Park’s cages for a little extra practice. Show your kid how to keep his or her eye on the ball here!
Location, Hours and Group Events
Family Fun Park is located at 2929 3rd Ave N in Escanaba. It’s open “weather permitting,” which basically means any dry day during the warm season (once the snow and mud have gone, of course). From season open until Memorial Day, and then again from Labor Day until season close, Family Fun Park is open on weekends from 12 or 1 PM until 9 PM. (In May, there are special weekday sessions from 4 to 9 too.) From Memorial Day to Labor Day, it’s open 12 PM to 10 PM every day except Sunday, when it opens at 1 PM.
If you’re looking for something to do with a big group, like a birthday party or business meeting, Family Fun Park offers special group rates for gatherings of 10 or more. You’ll need to call for pricing and reservations, though.