Genesee Belle Evening Cruises and Regular Cruises Canceled Until Further Notice

The Genesee Belle is currently experiencing some mechanical difficulties. There is now need to replace the diesel engine, and the Genesee Belle will be out of service for repair until further notice. This means that regular Genesee Belle runs during summer operations at Crossroads Village and Friday and Sunday night evening cruises are canceled at this time until further notice. We are doing everything we can to finish the repairs and get the Genesee Belle back in service as quickly as possible, but at this time we do not have an estimated time for completion. Please continue to follow our facebook page for updates or check our park notices page on the website. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


Warrior Dash Set-up Starting July 22 – Trail Disruptions July 22 – August 4

The Warrior Dash is coming to the EA Cummings Event Center again this year on July 29!  Park visitors and trail users will notice construction at the site starting Saturday, July 22 at 8am as they begin building obstacles for the race.  Please be aware that from July 22 through August 4 trail use inside EA Cummings Event Center may be disrupted.    Thank you for your patience.


Some Playground Sites Closed Wednesday, July 26

The Summer Playground Program sites at Max Brandon Park, Flushing County Park and McKinley Park will be closed on Wednesday, July 26 because the staff will be volunteering for a project in the City of Flint. The staff will be back on site Thursday, July 27 and ready to spend time with your kids until the  last day of the program on August 25.  Thank you for your understanding.


7/13/17 -Richfield County Park South Side Closed to Vehicular Traffic

Due to heavy rainfalls last night, the road and culvert on the South side drive of Richfield County Park has washed out.  At this time, the South side of Richfield County Park is closed to vehicular traffic until further notice while the damage is repaired.  The rest of the park remains open.  Check back for updates.


For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum Potter Road Entrance Closed

Visitors to For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum may notice construction equipment moving into place starting May 2 near the Potter Road entrance to the park.

The Genesee County Drain Commission will be performing some work along an existing easement within For-Mar over the coming weeks to install an underground water supply line. The Potter Road entrance to the park will remain closed until the work is complete.

Crews are coordinating their work closely with Genesee County Parks staff to ensure the protection of the environment at For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum. At the completion of the project, the Potter Road entrance drive back to the DeWaters Center will be paved to improve accessibility for park patrons.

When you visit For-Mar over the next few weeks please avoid areas under construction and obey all closure signs to ensure your safety.


Off Leash Dog Area at Flushing County Park

Work is underway for an off leash dog area at Flushing County Park.  Once finished, park users will be able to enjoy a fenced off leash dog area with two separate areas (one for small dogs and one for all dogs) around an existing pavilion toward the North end of the park.  Users will notice fencing work taking place now.


Byram Lake Public Boat Launch

The Byram Lake Public Boat Launch is open only April 22 – April 30, 2017 & Oct. 7 – Oct. 15, 2017. 8am – sunset.


Steam Engine 464 Scheduled for Boiler Wash

The 464 steam engine at Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad will be out of service the week of 7/17/17 – 7/21/17 in order to perform a required boiler wash.  During that time, the the diesel engine will run normal train times.  The steam engine will be back in service on 7/22/17.