Communities - Area Info

East China Township

East China Township was organized in 1859. It has a population of 3,482. St. John River District Hospital is located here. The township has an 80-acre park, East China Township Park, which is a significant recreational resource. There are 310 acres dedicated to recreational facilities here. Weather  Demographics

Officials: 

Township Offices: The township hall is at 5111 River Road. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Phone: 765-8879. Fax: 765-1408.

Business: Detroit Edison is a major employer.

Museum: The red Brick Schoolhouse on Meisner Road has been restored by East China Historical Society. It dates to the turn-of-the-century and has a museum.

Parks: 

  • East China Township Park Across from the township hall has a sledding hill, skating rink, walking trails, picnic areas, basketball courts, baseball and soccer fields, a paved bicycle path that leadsnorth and south from the township parkand a newly constructed 10,000 square foot Kid-e-Scape play structure for children of all ages.

  • Riverfront parks are located on M-29 north of Marine City. They provide access for fishermen, a place to watch ships on the river and a scenic place to picnic.

  • Hathaway Park is a neighborhood park in the northern part of the township. The size is about 1.6 acres and it has a basketball court and play area for children.