All of the cross country ski trails as of Wednesday, January 4th and are in poor condition.
Parks staff will soon begin the removal of the Playground at Coldwater Lake Family Park. 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 match 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. Installation is scheduled for next spring.
On Friday, January 6, 2017 Isabella County Parks and Recreation will begin taking reservations for the 2017 camping season at Coldwater Lake Family Park, Deerfield Nature Park and Herrick Recreation Area. Reservations will be accepted at the Parks Main Office, located on the first floor of the Isabella County Building at 200 N. Main Street in Mount Pleasant. Walk-in reservations begin at 8:00 a.m. Telephone and mail-in reservations will be handled at 12:00 noon. Advance reservations require two night minimum and full payment within 10 days of making reservation.
Parks 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.
On Thursday, December 1, 2016 Isabella County Parks and Recreation will begin taking Pavilion Rental Reservations for the 2017 season at Coldwater Lake Family Park, Deerfield Nature Park and Herrick Recreation Area. Pavilions are a great start for creating memories with family and friends. Host family reunions, birthdays, open house, baby showers, or any occasion at your County Parks!
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Seasonal Park Phone Numbers:
Coldwater Lake Family Park
Deerfield Nature Park
Herrick Recreation Area