Public Policy Committee

The next mParks Public Policy Committee meeting is scheduled for Friday, December 15 at 1:00pm at the mParks office.

Appropriations Committees

Michigan Senate Appropriations Committee


Michigan House Appropriations Committee

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Who is mParks?

mParks - Michigan Recreation and Park Association is the voice of Michigan’s parks and recreation community. mParks represents a devoted and diverse membership of nearly 3,000; the Association’s professional, vendor, and agency members serve and represent nearly 75 million Michigan residents.

mParks Public Policy

Association members and staff engage with government, foundations, media, and other entities to advance the interest of Michigan’s recreation and parks community. A key component of these advocacy efforts is the mParks Public Policy committee, which meets regularly to identify, discuss, and recommend positions on legislation and policies that impact the delivery of parks and recreation services. This includes but is not limited to, land-use development (zoning, planning, etc.) and financing mechanisms.

mParks’ 2017-2018 Priority Issues

While the following items are mParks’s current priority issues, additional legislation may be introduced that can impact Michigan’s parks and recreation industry. To stay in the loop, make sure you’re signed up for mParks’s e‐blast newsletter, and connect with us on social media. Visit to learn more.

Parks, Recreation and Trails Funding

Parks and recreation services strengthen local economies, enhance quality of life, create vibrant communities, and prove resident health.

mParks supports legislation that creates innovative financing mechanisms to support these impactful parks and recreation infrastructure on the state, regional, county, and local level, as well as the following programs and legislation.

There's an App for that!

The Citizens Guide to the Michigan Legislature provides pictures and contact information for all members of the Michigan Senate and House of Representatives, including links to their web sites. The app also contains committee listings (including meeting times and contact information) and the ability to look up your Senator and Representative based on your address. We also provide contact information for Senate and House clerks and business offices, as well as caucus staff for both chambers.


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