Gerald Jaloszynski   Starting from his first parks and recreation job as a summer park ranger with the Department of Natural Resources, Gerald Jaloszynski has maintained a longstanding hands-on approach which has led to an impressive list of accomplishments and community service. Jaloszynski studied parks and recreation at the associate, ... Read full article »
Timothy John Doyle   One of mParks’ central goals is to mentor parks and recreation professionals in their careers, and to create not only quality work but passionate work. Timothy Doyle displayed these values and more during his career, spanning across three states and impacting both professionals and community members through parks a... Read full article »
Edward Deeb Metro Detroit Youth Day Parks and recreation are a valuable community offering for all ages, but it plays a particularly important role in the lives of youth, and mParks is pleased to recognize Edward Deeb in this year’s Hall of Fame for his vital work in youth parks and recreation. Deeb’s centerpiece involvement in the p... Read full article »
H. Lee Bancroft City of Lansing Parks & Recreation Parks and Recreation is a field made possible by all types of people and roles, from custodians to secretaries to directors. Among these many roles, occasionally someone comes along as something of a “pacesetter,” encouraging others around them and creating much greater impact tha... Read full article »
mParks is excited to announce the recipients of the 2017 Healthy Recreation Catalyst Award! Of the 31 applicants, six projects, totaling $15,000, were funded. The Healthy Recreation Catalyst Award aims to implement projects focused on getting people active and healthy. The award is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and available to an... Read full article »
$33,333 goal to win a 2:1 matching grant through MEDC’s Public Spaces Community Places initiative in partnership with mPark Foundation   Lansing, Mich. – The city of Grand Ledge’s Jaycee Park will soon have a universally accessible Splashpad for all to enjoy with the help of a new crowdfunding campaign, the Michigan Econom... Read full article »
On Thursday, June 22, The Michigan Senate passed Senate Bill 76 (H-3)! The Bill passed unanimously, 37-0. This is the version of the Bill that includes the projects originally recommended by the MNRTF Board and maintains the integrity of the Trust Fund! The Bill will now go to Governor Snyder’s desk where he is expected to sign.   The ... Read full article »
On Thursday, the House passed a revised version of Senate Bill 76 (H-3) which reverted SB76 to its original version as recommended by the MNRTF Board (without the additional projects). The progress of the Bill is a direct result of your action, THANK YOU. Thank ... Read full article »
UPDATE: mParks received an update that the Attorney General’s written opinion will be released in a few weeks; however, his opinion will state that both Senate Bills 76 and 280 as passed by the Senate VIOLATE THE CONSTITUTION.   That’s great news BUT the work is not done.  If the House Appropriations Committee acts tomorrow, i... Read full article »
Thank you to those of you who have contacted your Senators regarding Senate Bills 76 and 280. We appreciate your dedication, but our work has just begun! Substitutes for both Bills 76 and 280 were introduced and passed by the Senate Appropriations committee on... Read full article »
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