Thursday, December 14, 2017

Isabella County Parks and Recreation

2018 County Parks Camping & Pavilion Information

  • November 1, 2017: for returning 30 consecutive days or returning seasonal campers from 2017 - reservations being taken.
  • December 1, 2017: first day for 2018 Campground Reservations for 30 days or more and New Pavilion Reservations
  • January 5, 2018: "Opening Day" for any camper wanting to make reservations (2 days or more) for the 2018 season. 8:00am walk-ins at the Parks Office; Noon-4:30pm phones and mail open.
  • May 1, 2018-October 15, 2018: Camping season at Coldwater & Herrick Parks
  • All Year Round: Deerfield Park (rustic tent camping)

Opening Day Letter 2018

 

Fall in Isabella County Parks

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Fall is here and it's the perfect time of year to enjoy you County Parks! Take a scenic hike through Deerfield Nature Park, Coldwater Lake Family Park, or Meridian Park and enjoy the changing colors among the trees. Or, perhaps enjoy a bike ride down the Pere Marquette Rail Trail while taking in the gorgeous scenery nature has to offer. Wherever you choose, you're sure to find an array of colors and the peacefulness of nature.

Call the County Parks Office 989.317.4083 or click here for more park information.

Playscape Development Project

JUNE 22 2009 052The old playground at Coldwater Lake Family Park was removed last fall by a group of gentleman from the Weidman Lions Club. A grant for $100,000 was received from the Land Water Conservation Fund for the construction of a new playground at Coldwater Park. The LWCF grant is for $50,000 with a $50,000 match. A $10,375 grant was received from the Mt. Pleasant Area Community Foundation Access to Recreation Fund for the playground surfacing which will be universally accessible. The remaining $39,625 will come from the Isabella County Parks Capital Funds. We are excited for the installation of a new playground which is scheduled for this fall.

County Parks Gift Certificates

2017 10 30 14 05Parks Gift Certificates make a perfect gift to surprise friends and family with this holiday season! Parks Certificates may be used towards Campsite, Cabin, Pavilion or Annual Vehicle Permit Fees and are ready for immediate gift giving.

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Ash Tree Removal

HRA TREE CUTTING, 5, 9 15 2016Parks Staff have been working to remove dying ash trees throughout Coldwater Lake Family Park and Herrick Recreation Area. The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe has partnered with Isabella County Parks and the City of Mt. Pleasant to apply (and receive) a grant for $126,000 from the EPA Shoreline Restoration/Protection grant. Isabella County will receive $25,000 of the $126,000 for tree removal/replacement due to invasive species and river bank restoration and erosion prevention. Funds are from the Forestry Division and have been awarded based on the need to remove dead and dying trees within public and Tribal areas within stream corridors.

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