Winter Activities in the Parks – Ground Still Not Frozen – 1/2/19
Although we are now fully in to the winter season, please remember that the ground is not yet frozen. 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.
Genesee County Parks 5-year Plan Approval
Genesee County Parks and Recreation Commission is updating their 5-year Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan. As part of the 5-year plan process, approval to submit the final 5-year plan to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is being requested at the Genesee County Public Works Committee meeting on January 16, 2019, 9am. Once approved at that committee, approval to submit will also be requested at the Genesee County Board of Commissioners meeting on January 23, 2019, 9am. Both meetings will take place at the Genesee County Administration Building, 1101 Beach St, Flint, MI 48502 in the Harris Auditorium.
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.