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
You may have noticed pipe and construction equipment in front of Atlas County Park. The reason for this is the Genesee County Drain Commissioner’s Office is performing work on the Goodrich Drain, East of the Atlas County Park, from the Kearsley Creek to a point East of the High School track. This work is being performed by petition to replace an undersized County Drain installed in the 1890’s that is causing flooding in the upper portion to the Goodrich Drainage District.
Additional information can be found on the Genesee County Drain Commissioner’s Office Surface Water Management Division Website at http://www.gcdcswm.com. For a map go to http://www.gcdcswm.com/projex_files/Const/0896%20Const%20map.pdf for construction information go to http://www.gcdcswm.com/projex_files/Const/Construction.htm.
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
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.
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.
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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.