Mill Creek Park North
Mill Creek Park on the north side of Main Street (formerly Warrior Creek Park) is a 2.15-acre park located behind the fire station and next to the Mill Creek, which flows northeast into the Huron River. In 2012, north of the Main Street Bridge, a pedestrian bridge was constructed. The ¼ mile pedestrian path leads visitors across the Mill Creek and through wetland habitat before exiting into the Westridge of Dexter neighborhood. An additional 5 miles of trail was constructed along the Huron River connecting the Village to the Huron Clinton Metropolitan Authorities (HCMA) Hudson Mills Park. A wooden stairway was added to provide access from the park up the steep hillside to connect to the Dexter District Library and the Farmer’s Market.
Mill Creek Park South
Mill Creek Park, on the south side of Main Street, is approximately an additional 4 acres of the park developed in the former Mill Pond dam impoundment. The City (Village at the time) received a Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Grant and a Waterways Infrastructure Grant in 2009 to develop non-motorized boat launches, a trail network, natural features and fishing docks to reconnect people with the Mill Creek. Park development started in 2011 and the grand opening was held on August 11, 2012.