Notice of Trail Maintenance

Sections of the Bluegill and Bluebell trail will be undergoing preventative maintenance August 12-14. Please be aware, portions of the trail will be closed during this time.

Notice of Special Meeting

The Genesee County Parks and Recreation Commission will hold a special meeting on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 10AM. The meeting will be held virtually. Click here for more information.

NOTICE: State of Michigan ORV availability

7/29/20 – The State of Michigan is currently sold out of ORV stickers. The Mounds ORV Park will not have stickers available for purchase. State ORV stickers will have to be purchased prior to arriving to the Park. Please seek alternative locations with available passes.

Completion of Iron Belle Trail Section

The trail section from Vassar Road to Irish Road is complete! Read about it here: IBT Vassar to Irish Notice

Acquisition of Chevy Commons

Genesee County purchased Chevy Commons on June 3, 2020, from the City of Flint. Read about it here: Chevy Commons Notice

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
  • Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad – summer season closed

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.