Esker Landing Park opens to the public

Local families can now enjoy lakeshore views, canoeing, kayaking, and fishing — all without leaving Delhi Township.

The Delhi Township Parks and Recreation Department officially opened Esker Landing Park to the public in late August. The new park, nestled on the northern end of Cedar Lake, features a canoe and kayak launch, spots for fishing, and benches for visitors looking for a quiet escape into nature.

“We think it’s going to be a really good addition to the Delhi Township Parks and Recreation park system,” said Mark Jenks, Director of the Delhi Township Parks and Recreation department.

The park currently stands on the site of a former steel mill. The Delhi Downtown Development Authority (DDA) purchased the property, but knew that there would be limited opportunities for redevelopment. In conjunction with the Parks & Recreation department, they decided it would be a great addition to the Delhi Trails system.

“Esker Park will feature a trailhead for the existing trail and serve as the starting point for the long-discussed trail system connecting Holt and Mason,” said Howard Haas, executive director of the Delhi DDA.

The park is located on the east side of the Cedar Street and Holbrook Drive roundabout and features a parking lot and restroom facilities.

Esker Landing Park is located at 1694 Cedar Street in Holt.