Monday, August 21, 2017

Isabella County Parks and Recreation

Play on the Way Summer 2017

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We have added a day to Play on the Way!
Water Day!
Saturday, August 12th
Coldwater Lake Family Park
1pm to 4pm

FREE Recreation Fun for Kids grades K-12! Central Michigan University’s Mobile Recreation Play on the Way Program is heading to your Isabella County Parks this summer! Pack a snack and head over to the Park for some outdoor fun. Staff provided and trained by the CMU Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services Department will bring a fully equipped truck and facilitate youth and families through a variety of outdoor experiences.

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10th Annual Art From Our Parks

As summer quickly comes to an end, fall brings art and changing nature to Deerfield Nature Park!
Calling all artistsThe 10th Annual Art From Our Parks is the perfect opportunity to bring your creativity out while enjoying the peacefulness of nature. This event is hosted by Isabella County Parks and Recreation and sponsored by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs as well as the Saginaw Artist Enrichment Commission will begin at noon on Saturday, September 23, 2017 with local artists sharing their talents until 4pm at Deerfield Nature Park. Contact Katrina in the Parks Main Office if you would like to participate or for more information.

10th Annual Art From Our Parks

  • Deerfield Nature Park
  • Saturday, September 23th from Noon to 4pm

Campgrounds Open May 1st for the 2017 Season

hra 2It’s time to pull out your camping gear! Campgrounds at Isabella County Parks open Monday, May 1st! Celebrate summer while camping and enjoying your sandy beaches at Coldwater Lake Family Park, Deerfield Nature Park and Herrick Recreation Area. Pause and watch the sunset while staying in one of the rustic cabins overlooking the water at Coldwater and Herrick Parks! Site and Cabins are filling fast, don’t delay make your reservations today!

Contact the Parks Main Office at 989-317-4083 to reserve your campsites, rustic cabins and pavilions today!

Mushroom Hunts

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Come mushroom hunt with Sister Marie Kopin, our Isabella County Foray Leader from the Michigan Mushroom Hunters Club. Search and learn about a variety of mushrooms that may be found throughout Isabella County. You will need to wear comfortable hiking shoes as well as bring the following; a whistle, bug spray, jackknife, paper grocery bag(with handles) and picking basket. Register in the Parks Main Office the day before the hunt by calling 989.317.4083 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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 summer.

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