Make This Your Family’s Best Summer Ever!

May 27, 2016 | Amy McMillan

Memorial Day weekend is the official start of summer in the Genesee County Parks! Come explore 11,000 acres of spectacular terrain and enjoy months of warm-weather activities for all ages and abilities that will peak your curiosity, inspire your creativity, and support healthy living!

SWIMIt’s easy to get in shape and stay that way with miles of walking and biking trails, state-of-the-art playground equipment, launches for boats and kayaks, an 18-basket disc golf course, and clean swimming beaches. And they’re all an easy drive from anyplace in Genesee County

The sun is strongest in June, so slather on the sunscreen and head to Clover Beach on Byram Lake in Linden County Park, Buttercup Beach on Holloway Reservoir or to Bluebell Beach on Mott Lake where children under the age of 12 can play on the fully accessible splash pad! If camping is your choice for family fun, reserve some getaway-time at Wolverine Campground. Campsites are tucked in the cool shade of a pine forest along the north shore of the Holloway Reservoir, just a quick stroll from Buttercup Beach and a boat launch

STENTummertime and picnics go hand-in-hand, and you’ll find picnic tables and grills in some of the most picturesque areas in the Parks. For large gatherings and protection from the weather, consider renting one of the new or historic park pavilions.This summer, we’re offering more than 1,000 programs in the Parks so you can learn about everything from frogs and turtles to growing your own food and fun exercise classes in the great outdoors. What’s even better is that 85% of them are FREE to attend! Musical events and live theater, guided walks and hands-on projects will connect you to nature in meaningful ways and help make this your family’s best summer ever.

Our Family Fun Guide is your passport to adventure. It has descriptions of ALL our activities, and you can download it right here. You can also pick up a copy at For-Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum, Crossroads Village, Wolverine Campground, our boat launches or the Genesee County Parks offices at 5045 Stanley Road in Flint

This summer, turn off the electronics, gather up your family, and get away right away to fresh air and fun in your 21 Genesee County Parks!

Upcoming Events

My Cub and Me – Nature Toddler Time!

For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum
10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Tue,
    April
    23

    Avian Adventure – Eagle Nest Observation

    Goldenrod Disc Golf Course, meet in the parking lot
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Tue,
    April
    23

    Knee High Naturalist: Grow Your Own Garbage Plants

    For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Wed,
    April
    24

    Wild Adventurers: Earth Day Celebration!

    For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Wed,
    April
    24

    Knee High Naturalist: Grow Your Own Garbage Plants

    For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Thu,
    April
    25

    Story Time at the Treehouse – Earth Day, Every Day!

    For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Fri,
    April
    26

    Volunteer Stewardship Day

    For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sat,
    April
    27

    Get Out and Hike – Earth Day Adventure

    For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Sat,
    April
    27
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