Trenton City Hall: 2800 Third St. Trenton, MI 48183 | Phone: (734) 675-6500 Fax: (734) 675-4088


The City of Trenton has continued its agreement with Wayne County to manage and operate the Elizabeth Park Marina and Boat Launch facility. The Parks and Recreation Department, responsible for overseeing the operation, is committed to providing excellent service for area boaters.

The Detroit River offers some of Michigan's finest fishing and Elizabeth Park Marina puts you right in the action. Elizabeth Park Marina and Boat Launch provides four launching, four loading wells and a 52-slip mooring facility. The facility has utility hookup, pump station and new shower facility. This award-winning transient marina was built in 1993 through an Urban Waterways Grant. Improvements at the marina include a new shower facility and parking lot enhancement. We are excited about these new features!

The Marina is open 24 hours a day from April 1 to October 31. Elizabeth Park Marina is located east of I-75, south of West Road, on the corner of West Jefferson and Van Horn Road.

Learn more about Elizabeth Park!

Elizabeth Park Marina Rates & Payments


Rotary Park Boat Launch Permits

A valid driver's license, watercraft registration and hull registration must be presented each year to purchase an annual boat launch permit. Annual permits run March 1st - March 1st.

To qualify for the resident rate, your driver's license must show you reside in the City of Trenton and registrations must match address and name on license.


Daily Pass: $7.00
Resident Annual Permit: $35.00
Non-Resident Annual Permit: $70.00
*Fees cannot be prorated.

Boat Launch Permits are available for purchase at the Parks & Recreation Department inside City Hall, Mon-Fri 8:30am - 4:30pm.

*Daily boat passes may be purchased (cash only) at the Trenton Police Department after City Hall closes and on weekends, 24/7.

Wildlife Refuge

In 2001, the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge was established as a result of binational efforts from politicians, conservation leaders, and local communities to build a sustainable future for the Detroit River and western Lake Erie ecosystems. Because of this collaboration, international status was given to the refuge, making it the first of its kind in North America. Located along the lower Detroit River and western shoreline of Lake Erie, this international gem is situated just 20 miles south of Detroit and 50 miles north of Toledo, Ohio in Wayne and Monroe counties. The refuge's nearly 6,000 acres consist of unique habitat, including islands, coastal wetlands, marshes, shoals, and waterfront lands within an authorized boundary extending along 48 miles of shoreline. In 2004, the Detroit River Refuge acquired Humbug Marsh, a 410 - acre unit situated in Trenton and Gibraltar, Michigan. The parcel represents the last mile of undeveloped shoreline along the U.S. mainland of the Detroit River and contains critical habitat for many rare fi sh and wildlife species. The site has also been designated as Michigan's only "Wetland of International Importance" by the 1971 Ramsar Convention. Plans to begin building a new, gold LEED-certified Refuge Visitor Center at the Refuge Gateway property, a former industrial manufacturing site that has been remediated and restored located adjacent to Humbug Marsh are currently underway, and construction is slated to be completed in spring 2017. For info visit


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