15 Signs of Spring

April 15, 2016 | Amy McMillan

If the return of robins is the first true sign of Spring in Michigan, the return of potholes may be the second. Just like streets, roads, and parking lots everywhere in our fair state, potholes and puddles are “springing” up on Genesee County Parks’ gravel roads and in parking lots throughout our entire 11,000 acres.  These conditions make for a wet, bumpy, muddy, ride through your favorite Genesee County Parks.

Our skilled, hardworking mechanic team has our grading equipment tuned and ready to hit our park roads beginning April 15. All we need is a little cooperation from Mother Nature, which means reasonably dry roads and a dry forecast for 4 or 5 days to allow the freshly-graded surfaces to become hard packed so they can shed water instead of becoming an even muddier mess.

We appreciate your patience.  And, if you have an extra minute or two to think sunny, warm thoughts, we’d appreciate that, too.

Upcoming Events

Knee High Naturalist: How Animals Sleep

For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum
10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Wed,
    February
    20

    Wild Adventurers: The Forest vs The Jungle

    For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Wed,
    February
    20

    Knee High Naturalist: How Animals Sleep

    For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum, Dewaters Building off Potter Road
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Thu,
    February
    21

    Treehouse Story Time: Snow Play

    For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Fri,
    February
    22

    Full Moon Hike

    For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Fri,
    February
    22

    Maple Syrup 101

    For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Sat,
    February
    23

    My Cub and Me Toddler Time!

    For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum
    10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Tue,
    February
    26

    Knee High Naturalist: Animal Teeth

    For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Wed,
    February
    27
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

    KEEP EXPLORING