Celery Flats

Celery Flats is really a “park within a park." A key element of the Portage Creek Bicentennial Park, Celery Flats has two distinct settings. On the north side of Garden Lane, the Celery Flats Interpretive Center highlights the importance of the celery industry to Kalamazoo County. The Celery Flats Historical Area, with several relocated and restored buildings, is located south of Garden Lane. The Historical Area is the site of many community events and several of the buildings can be reserved for private group use.

A visit to the Celery Flats offers activities for everyone. The area is equipped with playground facilities, a picnic area and walking trails in every direction. 


Address:  7335 Garden Lane

Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. to Dusk


- Play Equipment
- Picnic Area
- Walking Trails
- Restrooms

Rental Information:


  • Pets:  Pets are allowed except where posted. Posted areas include: picnic areas, playground and Ramona Park beach. Pets must be restrained on a 6’ or retractable leash, inoculated for rabies and never left unattended. Persons in charge of or in control of pets on park property shall be responsible for clean up and removal of excrement deposited by such pet.
  • Cancellation: The security deposit is Non-Refundable once made. Rental fees will be returned if canceled before 1 month prior to your event any later cancellations will result in 100% forfeiture of the rental fee. In the event of inclement weather, every effort will be made to reschedule your reservation if desired (excludes all indoor facilities); otherwise, the cancellation policy will determine the amount of refund.