Genesee County Parks 5-year Draft Plan Update Available for Public Review until 12/11/18

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, we have the draft version of the plan open for public review and comment by Genesee County Residents for at least 30 days.  The draft plan will be available in the following locations until December 11, 2018.  You may visit those locations and read a printed version of the plan and provide your comments. Alternatively, you may also review the plan digitally by clicking here and submit your comments via email to parkswebteam@gcparks.org. In the subject line please put “Public Comment on 5 Year Plan”, and in the body of your email, please provide your comments and your zip code. On December 13, 2018, 10am, at Crossroads Village Mill Street Dining room, the Genesee County Parks Commission will present the 5-year Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan for final public comment before adoption.

Draft Plan Review Locations

  • Administrative offices at 5045 Stanley Rd, Flint, MI, 48506
  • Genesee County Board of Commissioners Office at 1101 Beach St., Room 313, Flint, MI 48502
  • Genesee District Library – Fenton-Winegarden – 200 E Caroline St., Fenton, MI 48430
  • Genesee District Library – Flushing – 120 N Maple St., Flushing, MI 48433
  • Genesee District Library – Grand Blanc McFarlen – 515 Perry Rd., Grand Blanc, MI 48439
  • Genesee District Library – Swartz Creek-Perkins – 8095 Civic Dr., Swartz Creek, MI 48473
  • Genesee District Library – Headquarters – 4195 W Pasadena Ave., Flint, MI 4850

Winter Activities in the Parks – Ground Still Not Frozen – 11/26/18

Although Mother Nature has given us quite a wintery white storm, please remember that the ground underneath this snow is not yet frozen.  For that reason, sledding, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing in the Genesee County Parks is still 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.