2021 Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Applications

Genesee County Parks is seeking public input regarding applications for three (3) Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Grant opportunities. Public input will be accepted at the February 11, 2021 Parks Commission meeting. Public participation information will be posted in the Notice of Public Meeting on website Friday, February 5, 2021. Below is an overview of the grant opportunities the Parks is seeking:

  1. Linden County Park Pickleball Development
    Development of four (4) dedicated pickleball courts, two (2) multi-use courts, and accessibility improvements to provide barrier-free access and improved recreational opportunities with Linden County Park.
  2. Branch Road Fishing Access Accessibility and Improvements
    This Trust Fund Grant project will move the existing accessible fishing dock approximately 800 feet to the north and re-install it at a point just south of the location where Branch Road is closed. This location will better facilitate the parking area and the accessibility improvements which are part of this project.
  3. Genesee County Parks Mountain Bike Trail
    This Trust Fund Grant project will develop the first mountain bike trail in Genesee County. The location of the trail will be near Wolverine Campground.

Parks Notice 11-16-20

Due to an increase in Coronavirus infection rates, MDHHS has issued statewide gathering and business restrictions. Beginning Monday, November 16 all Genesee County departments will be operating by appointment only. This includes the Genesee County Parks and Recreation Administration building. For appointments, inquiries and reservations, please call 810.736.7100 or visit geneseecountyparks.org

Special Notice 9.16.20

Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic, the duck drawing will be held outside, in the rear of the Genesee County Parks Administration Building. A mask must be worn. Pencil and scrap paper will not be provided. Only one person at the drawing per party. If you are not feeling well, please do not attend.

Park Closures – Updated 6.23.20

In order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the following Park’s locations will be closed until further notice.¬† We encourage you to take advantage of the trails and open spaces throughout the parks while engaging in proper social distancing.

  • For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum Visitor’s Center and Treehouse

Parks Hours

While we encourage you to take advantage of the Parks and all they have to offer during this time, we want to remind you that parks close at sunset and this rule will be enforced.

Special Notice

February 13, 2020
Until further notice, effective immediately ALL PARKS will allow the possession and operation of unmanned aircraft so long as the operation is in accordance with Federal and State laws and does not violate any
criminal laws. Section P910615 shall not be deemed a criminal law for purposes of this notice.

Parks Rules

Click here for a complete list of Parks Rules.

Recent Vote on Marijuana Proposal – What You Need to Know in the Parks

As of November 6, 2018, Michigan voters voted to legalize marijuana. We want to remind park visitors, that although this proposal passed, it still does not allow public consumption of marijuana. Much like alcohol is prohibited within Genesee County Parks, so too is marijuana. Thank you for your understanding.