North Muskegon is a Home Rule City, incorporated as a village on March 18, 1881 and we became a City on March 18, 1891. North Muskegon grew from a fur trading post, to a peninsula of lumber mills, to a city of homes. North Muskegon has an outstanding school system and has a very interactive community atmosphere.
Our population according to the 2010 census was 3,786. The local governing body consists of a Mayor and six Council Members. The City Council meets the first and third Monday of each month with some exceptions (2013 Meeting Dates) in City Hall at 6:00 p.m. You are invited to attend!
The North Muskegon Planning Commission meets the second Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall to consider zoning issues. They only meet if there is business to go before them.
The North Muskegon Recreation Board meets the last Monday of the month as needed to discuss city activities that occur throughout the year and any recreational issues/needs within our many parks. Meeetings are held at 6:00 p.m. in City Hall. Call 744-1621 to find out when their next meeting will be held.
Come and visit with the friendly staff at City Hall. Business hours are 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The City Manager, City Clerk, and Treasurer offices are all located in City Hall.
City of North Muskegon, City Hall
1502 Ruddiman Dr.
North Muskegon, MI 49445
(231) 744 – 1621
(231) 744 – 0367 (fax)
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The following information highlights City buildings available for rent and past City documents you may be interested in.
WALKER COMMUNITY CENTER
The Community Center, located at 1522 Ruddiman, is available for rent to residents Monday through Saturday, from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The Community Center has a kitchen, stage and large community room. There is a patio entrance from the community room to Walker Park. Walker Community Center is located directly behind the Library and next to Walker Park. Detailed Community Center Rental Information can be downloaded here. The Community Center is rented to residents only. Please call City Hall at 744-1621 for available dates and fee schedule.
A Community Center Reservation Application can be downloaded here.
Custer Park is located on beautiful Muskegon Lake and is a popular “wedding” location. There is a gazebo overlooking the lake, sidewalks, benches, and a decorative clock. The park is well maintained and is directly across from the Library and Walker Park.
A reservation form can be downloaded by clicking on the following: Custer Park Reservation Form. Once it has been filled out, please submit it with a $75.00 refundable deposit at the North Muskegon City Hall or by mail. It must include all the information requested. Your deposit is refundable provided any debris is picked up and the park is left in good condition and the reserved sign is returned in good condition. PLEASE NOTE: Your reservation is for the day you reserved only! Rehearsals may be possible the evening before but please check with City Hall before you schedule anything.
The fee for use of the park is $100. This must be paid at least one week prior to your reservation. If you pay by check, please make checks payable to the City of North Muskegon. Cancellations must be made 30 days prior to the event day to receive a full refund.
There are two electrical outlets available, one which is located at the base of the large fir tree and another at the back of the gazebo.
Use of a tent would only be permitted if it is not secured with stakes which might puncture the underground sprinkling.
We advise that you check the date you are requesting to avoid scheduling conflicts with annual events such as fireworks or art fair which might bring large numbers of the general public into the park, and we remind you that Custer is a public park and therefore it is not closed during your reservation time.
For further questions or to find out the availability call 744-1621. If you are making your reservation by mail, please send your reservation form along with your deposit check to:
City of North Muskegon
1502 Ruddiman Drive
North Muskegon, MI 49445
For a hard copy of these rules click here.
North Muskegon City Survey
Read the 2004 survey of the City of North Muskegon–numbers, ratios, jobs, and more here
View the 2012-2016 Five Year Recreation Plan – 2012 FINAL PLAN.