A day at the beach. What’s more fun? Turns out, we’ve got a place where every day is a day at the beach. It’s Bluebell Beach. And it’s where you’ll find sun, sand, water, pavilions, a Splash Pad for the kids, 14 shade kites (courtesy of the folks at the Ruth Mott Foundation) and the Flint River Bike Path. It’s everything you need for your day at the beach.

Pavilions (available for rental). For more information please click here.

Get your daily walk in at the Genesee County Parks. Our Walking Trail map features designated walking areas with distances marked for your convenience.


Bluebell Beach is home to the area’s first splash pad spray ground,  It shoots water in a timed sequence from the ground and also from various play structures on the splash pad.

  • Open Memorial Day weekend – Labor Day each year (weather permitting).  Weather Permitting it may stay open until October 1.
  • Free admission. 8:00 am – 8:00 pm daily.
  • No lifeguards on duty.
  • Uses city water from the Genesee Township system (not City of Flint), not water from Mott Lake.
  • Uses fresh, not recycled water.
  • Is a zero-depth, barrier-free surface.
  • Features an adjacent shaded patio area with picnic tables.
  • Is adjacent to the playground and universally accessible playground

When Visiting The Splash Pad:

  • Parents are required to monitor their children.
  • Parents and/or guardians with children 5 years of age and younger are welcome to supervise them from inside the splash pad fence.  Parents/guardians of older children should supervise them from outside the fence.
  • A child with special needs may need their parent/guardian with them no matter how old they are
  • Remember that the splash pad is for children under 48 inches. 
  • Please observe the following: no running or water fighting. The use of squirt guns, water balloons and buckets is not allowed.


No alcohol, marijuana or illegal substances are allowed. Park rangers will issue tickets with fines of up to $100 for all violations.


It is our goal to provide facilities and programs to accommodate and involve all of our visitors through continued improvements in all of our parks. All parks have varying levels of accessibility. At this park you will find:

  • Handicap parking spaces
  • Pavilion 1 and 2 have handicap parking spaces with an accessible pathway from parking to pavilion and bathrooms
  • Accessible bathrooms
  • Splash Pad is barrier free
  • Paved pathways around the park and connection to Flint River Trail meets ADA accessibility standards
  • A barrier free playground complete with transfer station
  • Genesee County’s first Universally Accessible playground is installed at Bluebell Beach