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A New State Park

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In March of 2022, the State of Michigan announced that it would establish a new state park in the city of Flint. This is the first state park in Genesee County, the only county in Michigan without land that is managed by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, and will become Michigan’s 104th state park. The announcement by the State of Michigan included $30.2 million to support the creation of the state park. The park is designed to consist of 230 acres that stretch approximately 3 miles east to west and more than 1.5 miles north to south. The area includes five park units and three trailway connections, which will provide visitors non-motorized access to the entirety of the park. This composition will provide diverse land use typologies and recreational uses for Flint and Genesee County residents and all park visitors.