Superstar Student Wins Grant from the National Parks Trust for Her Entire 5th Grade Class

July 17, 2017 | Genessee Parks

Lena Nelson loves For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum, and she goes there often with her aunt and three siblings. So when she heard about a grant offered by the National Parks Trust to fund field trips for school children, she…

Camp close to home (and feel far away!) in your Genesee County Parks

July 12, 2017 | Amy McMillan

Whether you love to rough it out under the stars or your portable vacation home is a luxurious RV, we have everything you need for memorable family camping and getaway “Glamping” right here in your Genesee County Parks.  (We even…

Find your water retreat close to home

| Amy McMillan

Within minutes of anywhere in Genesee County, you can be cooling off in a clear blue lake or chilling out on a sandy beach, paddling down a scenic river, launching your boat for an afternoon float, fishing for supper, or…

Commuting with Flint Bike Share

July 10, 2017 | Genessee Parks

Janet VanDeWinkle is a Genesee County Parks Employee working closely with the Flint Riverfront Restoration Project.  We asked her to write a guest blog for readers about her experience with the Flint Bike Share Program. Here is what she had…

11,000 Acres – An Adventure Seeker’s Paradise

July 7, 2017 | Amy McMillan

If warm days and bright sunshine are drawing you outside, head over to any of your favorite Genesee County Parks, and you’ll find plenty of ways to enjoy summer. Here’s a little sample: Breathe in that fresh air! We have…

Our Classroom in the Trees – Building the Barrier Free Treehouse

May 2, 2017 | Amy McMillan

With its 383 acres of rolling terrain and walking trails, ponds and wetlands full of life, and more than 150 species of trees and shrubs, For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum is a popular year-round destination. The Visitor’s Center is home…

“The Woods Are Lovely, Dark And Deep…”

December 9, 2016 | Amy McMillan

Winter has arrived and that means it’s time to bundle up and head to your Genesee County Parks, because they’re just as much fun in cold weather as they are when it’s hot out. All those trails you love to…

Explore the beauty of autumn in your Genesee County Parks

October 13, 2016 | Amy McMillan

Fall colors are expected to peak in Genesee County between October 21 and 28, and some of the very best places to experience this glorious display are in your Genesee County Parks. One of our favorite ways to take in…

Amazing Field Trip Opportunities With Your Genesee County Parks

September 16, 2016 | Amy McMillan

Genesee County Parks and Recreation Commission has wonderful opportunities for your students to learn and interact with nature and history.  If you’re afraid we’re out of your budget capabilities, we would like you to know that Target Corporation is accepting applications…

Stepping Stone Falls is Sporting New & Improved Lights

August 29, 2016 | Amy McMillan

 Many folks, both local and out-of-towners, have enjoyed visiting Stepping Stone Falls at night to see them illuminated and take in some star gazing. The existing lights illuminating the falls had become outdated; replacement parts were no longer available and…