Getting There

Elmdale Drive: Take S. Jackson St. to Elmdale Dr. and turn west to take Elmdale into the park. Turn left on Birchwood Dr and the parking lot will be on your right.

Hickory Ave: Take Horton Rd. to W. Hickory Ave and turn north, follwing the road as it runs beside Ella Sharp Golf Course. Follow Hickory across 4th St. and into the park. Take a left on Elmdale and a right onto Birchwood. Parking will be on your right.

Handicap Parking: Handicap Parking is located in a paved lot near the Ella Sharp Museum. Entrance to Handicap Parking is off of Stonewall Rd onto Oakwood Drive. Please note, there is no access to Handicap Parking from the other entrances.

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Handicap Parking

Handicap parking will be available in the Ella Sharp Museum parking lot. Please enter through the South Park entrance at the corner of Stonewall and S. Oakwood Dr. Because of the layout of the park there is no access to Handicap parking from the other entrances. Cost for Handicap parking is still $5.

Get Directions

Coming from out of town? Use the map below for interactive directions to the park. Click on Directions to be taken to a site to get directions from your door.

Ella Sharp Park is located on the South side of Jackson.

The address is
2800 4th Street
Jackson, MI 49203

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  1. Inside the Park – $5 a day
    This is parking inside of the park itself on the North side of the park near the main entrance.
  2. Shakespeare Lot – $5 a day
    Located off of Park Road to the West of the park, this is the field in which the Shakespeare festival is held.
  3. Parkside Middle School – Free
    The parking lot at Parkside Middle School will be available.