Parks Rules

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Accepting Public Comments on DNR Development Grants

The Genesee County Parks and Recreation Commission intends to submit 4 grant applications by April 1, 2019 to the State of Michigan Department of Natural Resources for the purposes of:

  • Iron Belle Trail Development from Atlas Twp to Grand Blanc Twp
  • Linden County Park improvements
  • Accessibility improvements for the Genesee Recreation Area
  • Iron Belle Trail – Trolley Line North Connection at Bluebell Beach

Public comments will be accepted in person or mail at: Genesee County Parks, 5045 E Stanley Road, Flint MI 48506, email: or attendance at regular parks commission meetings held at 1101 Beach Street, Flint MI on Thursday February 28 and Thursday March 14.

Winter Activities in the Parks –  1/24/19

Although we are now fully in to the winter season, please remember that the conditions are still not suitable.  For that reason, winter activities such as sledding, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing in the Genesee County Parks are  not allowed at this time and Toboggan Hill will remain closed. Enjoy the view with a walk through your favorite trail today instead and we will update you when conditions change.

Per park rules, winter activities including sledding, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing are allowed within select Genesee County Parks when the terrain is frozen, and when there is a 3-inch accumulation of snow.

Sledding is allowed at Davison Roadside Park Beginners Hill, Linden County Park Intermediate Hill and Tobboggan Hill Expert Hill when conditions permit.

Snowmobiling is allowed 24 hours a day when conditions are suitable at Linden County Park, Bluegill Boat Launch, Buell Lake County Park, Richfield County Park, Goldenrod Disc Golf Course, EA Cummings Event Center and Walleye Pike Boat Launch.

Cross-country skiing is allowed 8am – sunset when conditions are suitable at Flushing County Park, Linden County Park, Richfield County Park and the Hogbacks. Cross-country skiing is also allowed at For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum, but skiers are permitted to determine when conditions are suitable.

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.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]