LaMarre Park is located at Eighth and River Street intersection, on the Thunder Bay River. LaMarre Park was acquired by the City of Alpena from Alpena County in 1997. This 1.5 acre site includes 367 feet of river frontage and is a popular fishing location and is frequently used as a trailhead to access the City bi-path system.
In 2004, the City, with the assistance of MDEQ Coastal Management Program grant funds, installed a large barrier free concrete walkway and fishing platform along the river's edge. In 2008, the City purchased and removed a residential home at the corner entrance to the park in order to open the view of the park, increase open space, and visibility.
Other amenities at this park include picnic tables, benches, off-street parking, and passive recreation.