Operator's Village Day Park
36th St. Newaygo, MI 49337
Operator's Village day Park is located next to Hardy Dam. It was donated by
Consumers Energy and maintained by Big Prairie Township Parks. The park is free to the public, for picnicking, swimming,
or just relaxing
enjoying the view. We have a pavilion, grills, fishing pier,
vault toilets and a hand pump for drinking water.
In the Croton Hardy
area, there are a variety of stores and restaurants, along with a bank, library, dentist,
canoe and tube rental, First Responder's
unit and Fire Department.
We are only minutes away from Croton Dam (the Grand Old Lady of Consumers Energy, since 1907).
- No Glass Containers
- No Life Guard
- No Camping
- No Boat Launch
- Gate Closes at 9:00 p.m.
Our pavilion is free to
use and it is a first come, first serve basis. We cannot hold/reserve it for you.
We do have park attendants during the operating