Family Friendly IWE Wrestling SHOW!!

Join our wrestlers for a great night of entertainment!   January 27 TUT Special Show!!

The show is free and you can donate towards this program if you can.

The snackshop is open with popcorn & treats

The fun begins at 6, door open at 5:30 p.m.

Family Friendly!  Great Talented Athlete-Wrestlers!!



JULY Golf Scramble!

Thank you Sponsors!!

White Deer Golf Course in Houghton Lake

Your sponsorship brings programs to our youth center!  THANK YOU!

With you golfing and our wonderful sponsors, we raised together $6,000+ !!!

Thank you!!!


2017 Winner of Mackinac Island Grand Hotel Golf Package at the Jewel on Mackinac Island:  Will Sutton & Friends!!

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Thank you Sponsors!!


We own the building!

We  raised $15,000 in 2017!!

This frees up funding for programs and new equipment !! !

 THANKS for your contributions!

   NOW, we own the building free and clear, we can do much needed improvements to the skatepark, make a game field in the back and more!

Thank you for considering our improvements and projects to help the kids and the community!

Call today!  989-387-1950   Your donations are tax-deductable!

THANK YOU for making a difference in our life!!!


End Of Year Donations

Artesia appreciates donations at the end of the year!

You can mail us a check

Our new Strategic Plans 2018  involve after-school programs and program management!! 

Thank you for your help getting our doors open every day!

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Thanks for helping Artesia this winter!!

Artesia Youth Park

P.O. Box 995, 1800 Loxley

Houghton Lake, MI 48629

Thank you to Big Boy Coffee Club!!

Thank you to our great community!!


Skatepark RENO!

Be a part of the new look of the skatepark at Artesia!

Renovation hours: January 11-12, TH-F :    9 a.m.-4 p.m.

January 13 Sat: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

January 15 Mon: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

January 16 Tues: 10: 30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Hours subject to change   Please call to help!!  We need you!  989-787-0550

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LION’S CLUB Sponsorship


Houghton Lake Lions Club International has sponsored Artesia Youth Park and Community Center for more than 10 years!

They regularly donate to sponsor this Website!

Please join the Lions club as they sponsor many great community efforts, including:

Helping the blind and visually impaired, scholarships to camp, vision help and leader dogs, scholarships to college, speakers on community efforts, SAFE Halloween Bobcat Field Event, and more!

Meetings are at Houghton Lake High School Board Room, Second Tues & Fourth Thursday at 5:30-6:30 pm

Come and make a difference locally and internationally!

Become a LION!!

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Michigan State Police Youth Academy Volunteers!

Thursday, July 13, the Michigan State Police Youth Academy came to Artesia to help do building maintenance!

We really appreciated volunteer help. All our board and staff is made up of volunteers who believe they are making a difference in the community.  Every student who comes and plays, every adult who watches a IWE Wrestling match or plays pickleball agree that Artesia Youth Park is a great place to come and enjoy healthy fun.

We want to thank you for volunteering!


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May and July held state and national competitions for Centershot and our local teams swept up the titles!

The state competitions were held this year in Bambi Lake.  Our club members took the top three positions: Ellie Harms, Ireland Selfridge and Haley Spindler. There were several students that went to the national competitions from the local Centershot club.

Haley Spindler, Ireland Selfridge & Allie Harms competed in Kentucky at the national tournament and placed in the top 10 in the nation. Devin Harms, Hunter Bailey and Mackenzie Havlik placed in the top 50 in the nation. For more information about the Centershot Archery Program, contact Gary Harms 989-366-0901.

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National Shot scores:

Top 10!!

Haley Spindler: 278  3rd place

Ireland Selfridge: 272 7th place

Ellie Harms: 271  8th  place


Top 50!!

Devin Harms: 260  12th place

Hunter Bailey: 233 24th place

Mackenzie Havlik: 221 42nd place


Congratulations kids!!  Great job!  We are very proud of all your hard work!