Belding is a small rural city surrounded almost entirely by farmland. Prior to 1871, Belding was known as “Hog Wallow,” “Broas Rapids,” and “Patterson Mills.”
The City of Belding takes great pride in its many beautiful parks. Explore the wonderful town of Belding and learn about each one. Recreation and a peaceful retreat await you!
200 Depot Street This park has it all… sports, recreation, waterfront, walking trails, and a lovely pavilion, on five acres in the center of Belding on the Flat River. Amenities include two lighted tennis courts, basketball courts, two picnic shelters, a pavilion, restroom, a sand volleyball court, a ten station exercise trail, playground equipment, a skate park, soccer fields, drinking fountains, picnic tables, park benches, and a walk path. Google Map
West of the Bridge at Kenwood Ave and Water Street This trail along the Flat River runs between Water Street Park and Demorest Field. Paved, it’s perfect for walking and jogging. The scenery is beautiful, with the flowing river, lovely trees and plants, and quiet enjoyment of Michigan’s amazing natural beauty. Silk City Nature Trail is just the place for a family outing or a relaxing nature hike with friends. If you haven’t yet experienced this newest of Belding’s city parks, do so today! Google Map
304 N. Demorest Street Four baseball diamonds span out from the center. Team sports and athletics are the focus here. This thirty-acre park facilitates Belding’s recreational ball fields. Amenities include two softball fields, four little league baseball fields, one Pony league sized baseball diamond, and play equipment. There is also a running track, and walking trails. A concession stand provides food and beverages during selected events. Google Map
Everyone can be exceptional at Belding Area Schools. Our guiding mission is to prepare students for the ever-changing world that awaits them. Rigor, relevance, relationships and high expectations are embedded in our academic framework. We are proud of our students’ achievement and the instructional services provided by our professional and support staff.
Children are not mere numbers in Belding. Our district is just the “right size” to maximize offerings, student performance and opportunities for participation. Belding Area Schools is committed to systemic school reform and a continuous cycle of improvement as witnessed by our participation in the North Central District Accreditation process.
We constantly scrutinize what we want our students to know (curriculum), how we teach our students (instruction) and how we know what our students are learning (assessment). For this reason, standardized test scores (MSTEP, WIDA) have improved annually. In recent years, Belding Area Schools has realigned elementary buildings to maximize instruction and resources in an early childhood building and an upper elementary building where teachers can work in professional learning groups to best serve student needs