Mounds ORV Area Trails Closed Until May 16

Please remember That starting March 15, the trail areas at the Mounds ORV Area will be closed to the public for two months. The Mounds is open 365 days a year; however, from March 15 through May 15 each year, all trail areas of the Mounds are closed except for the 8-acre scramble area which is located to the North West of the ticket booth. Trucks are not permitted during this time. ATVs, UTVs and dirt bikes are allowed. All areas of the Mounds will reopen to all vehicles the morning of May 16.

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.

Tree Pruning and Removal at For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum

Wednesday and Thursday (April 12 & 13) visitors may notice Owen Tree Service completing some tree removal and pruning on the For-Mar entrance drive off of Potter Road. Please be courteous of workers in the area and obey signs that may be posted during this time. The drive will remain open during this time. Thank you for your patience.

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.

Spring Park Notices

  • Stepping Stone Falls is now open from 7am to dusk.
  • Buell Lake County Park is now open for summer hours.
  • The back  of Flushing County Park is now open for summer hours.
  • Richfield County Park remains closed due to flooding.


Trail Clearing Taking Place Near Parks Administration Office

If you’ve driven past our office this week, you might have noticed machinery and equipment along the edge of the woods and Ranger side parking lot.  We are beginning clearing for a new segment of trail being funded by a combination of Michigan DNR and Transportation Alternative Plan grants that will connect the existing Bluegill Boat Launch section of the regional Flint River Trail and statewide Iron Belle Trail through to Vassar Road and eventually Richfield County Park.  Please use caution if you’re in this area and obey “Area Closed” signs when you see them.

Notice: Sealed Bids For Holloway Reservoir Property Sale

Sealed bids will be received for Property Sale Notice until 3:00 p.m. (EDT), Thursday, June 1, 2017, at which time the bids will be opened in Room 343, Genesee County Administration Building, 1101 Beach Street, Flint, Michigan 48502. A copy of the complete Invitation for Proposals may be downloaded from the following site: choose Current Bids and then click on the name of the IFB or contact the offices of the Genesee County Purchasing Department at (810) 257-3030. See map below for property location.

Mt M Property Sale 2017