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 The existing lights illuminating the falls had become outdated; replacement parts were no longer available and…

Drain Commission Construction Taking Place In Hogbacks Area

August 25, 2016 | Amy McMillan

Over the next few months, park users in the Hogbacks and Elba area will notice some construction work taking place. This work is part of the Genesee County Drain Commission Water Supply System Contract S.5005.  There are a few things…

Treehouse Masters Came to For-Mar and Built Something Amazing!

| Amy McMillan

As children, most of us share a few similar dreams.  We all dream about what we’ll be when we get older and many of us dream about having a treehouse.  Some of us are lucky enough to have a treehouse…

Wild Pokemon have invaded the Genesee County Parks

July 12, 2016 | Amy McMillan

It only took one weekend for everyone to know about, or at least hear about, the new Pokemon Go! App and the excitement buzz it’s generating.  We don’t doubt you’ve heard about it by now either from social media, your…

10 Here fishy fishy

June 10, 2016 | Amy McMillan

This weekend is Michigan’s Free Fishing Weekend for the summer.  That means you don’t have to have a fishing license to bait a hook, drop a line and test your skills by reeling in your next fish story.  The Genesee…

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,…

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…

New Study Proves Being Active Outdoors is Good for Your Physical and Mental Health

April 8, 2016 | Amy McMillan

Even though there’s still white snow on the ground in April, I know that Spring is on its way.  That means warmer weather is right around the corner and time again for some of my favorite activities. Being outdoors in…

Planning and Support for a Successful Trail System

March 10, 2016 | Amy McMillan

In a 2014 survey, Genesee County residents rated trails for walking, running, and biking as their top priority for improvements to Genesee County Parks. A great trail system takes a lot of planning and it takes a big, whopping load of…