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May
24
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 »
May
15
LANSING, May 15, 2017 – Celebrating its 10-year-anniversary, the Michigan Activity Pass will continue to provide library card holders at participating libraries statewide with free or discounted access to hundreds of Michigan state parks and recreation areas, historic sites, cultural attractions and campgrounds. The program is courtesy of Blu... Read full article »
Apr
20
Below are the nomination descriptions remarks presented on all the 2017 mParks Community Service Award Winners. Attached is the PowerPoint presentation from the Ceremony. Army National Guard - 107th Engineering Battalion The Army National Guard 107th Engineering Battalion took time out of their busy lives to build a new playground at Van Riper ... Read full article »
Apr
12
There are two bills circulating in the Michigan Legislature that may have a direct impact on the integrity of the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF) – Senate Bill 76 and Senate Bill 280. Tell your Senator to support Senate Bill 76, as it was recommended by the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Board. In a controver... Read full article »
Apr
04
mParks' Community Service Awards recognize individuals and groups who show outstanding support to public recreation and park programs in their community: friends groups, department volunteers, and advocates. This year’s Community Service Awards are given to the following groups, organizations and individuals for their ongoing and tireless co... Read full article »
Dec
02
The mParks legislative update provides an overview of proposed legislation, recent events, and related topics that affect Michigan’s parks & recreation industry. Public Employees Retiree Health Care In th... Read full article »
Jun
21
Come Out & Play event highlights parks, recreation, and getting youth active outdoors [Lansing, Mich.] – On Wednesday, June 29, more than 1,500 Michigan youth will gather on the Capitol Lawn in Lansing for the fifth annual Come Out & Play at the Capitol. The event will provide attendees with opportunities to try their hand at various... Read full article »
Jun
09
Travelers over 50 invited to enjoy The Grand Experience on Mackinac Island
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Travelers over 50 invited to enjoy The Grand Experience on Mackinac Island Discounted accommodations and activities offered at The Grand Hotel Travelers over 50 are invited to enjoy the best of Mackinac Island at a reduced, all-inclusive rate with mParks’ Grand Experience trip, Oct. 16-18. Registration includ... Read full article »
May
24
Library cardholders have access to not only a whole world of knowledge at their local library, but also a whole world of fun at attractions across Michigan! The Michigan Activity Pass rolled out a new mobile-friendly website today at www.michiganactivitypass.info, making it even easier to find free and low-cost Michigan attractions.  The webs... Read full article »
May
12
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