PUBLIC PARKING ALL YEAR, directly adjacent to Lake Michigan. Parking in limited in cooler seasons. Fees apply in lots closest to Lake Michigan. Sweeping and unbelievably scenic beachfront park with playgrounds, and nature preserve areas. Miles of walkable beach, a concession stand, hiking trails, picnic areas, and lifeguards near the parking area. Statue commemorating the famous missionary Jacques Marquette, ADA Kayak Lagoon Launch, and two historic events venues (Marquette Pavilion and historic Gary Bath House).