Winter Rental Hours, Prices & Information

City Forest Opening Information

Winter recreation at City Forest begins when steady temperatures and snowfall will allow us to open our attractions. While we wish this happened on December 1, it typically does not. The ground must freeze in order to sustain the ice rink and trails, and we must have a base of snow and temperatures and humidity that allow for snowmaking. When these conditions are met, we will open City Forest. Also keep in mind that the toboggan runs are hand packed and iced - not refrigerated - and very sensitive to weather and overuse. They close often and sometimes unexpectedly. Please check our weather app before you make a trip to City Forest.

Know Before You Go!

At City Forest we are always working to make sure our attractions are up and running but weather isn't always cooperative. Please call our Rainout Line at 989-399-0506 or check online to confirm your favorite attractions such as tobogganing and sledding are up and running.

Chalet Hours of Operation (weather permitting)

*Please note that this is for rentals and concession stand. The park is open from 6am-11pm daily.
Day of the Week Hours
Friday 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Midland Public Schools PD Days 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Rental Fees (equipment is for on-site use only)

Equipment Fee
Skates $5/2 hr Rental
Sleds $5/2 hr Rental
Skis (Classic) $10/2 hr Rental
Skis (Skate; Limited qty.) $15/2 hr Rental
Toboggans $10/1 hr Rental (Limit one-hour when waiting exists)
Snowshoes (Limited qty.) $10/2 hr Rental

Contact Us

  1. City Forest

    2840 E Monroe Road
    (Located 1/4 mile west of Eastman Road)
    Midland, MI 48642
    Phone: 989-837-6930 (Parks and Recreation Office)

    Phone: 989-399-0506 (Weather Hotline)

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