Genesee County Parks

Genesee County Parks Welcome to the largest county park system in the state of Michigan-11,000 acres of diverse topography

05/24/2024

Come watch Friday the 13th with JASON!

We are thrilled to announce that Ari Lehman, the first Jason Voorhees from the iconic horror film "Friday the 13th," will be here on June 28 doing a comedy commentary of the movie with trivia and prizes. Known for his unforgettable portrayal of the infamous character in the very first installment of the legendary franchise, Lehman has since become a beloved figure in the horror community. This movie is rated R.

*Pick up your tickets at the ticket booth upon arrival. You may print your tickets if you are able. Present ticket at the ticket booth upon arrival. Tickets must be scanned for entry. Entire group must be present to enter.

TICKET PRICES: $7 PER PERSON

https://geneseecountyparks.org/calendar/ #/events/yB1kEvGXyM/instances/SojbnZpSDE/

On today's Fridays in the Field, our marketing department swung by Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad to check ou...
05/24/2024

On today's Fridays in the Field, our marketing department swung by Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad to check out the Schools Days & Stanley School House Programs before opening day tomorrow!

The students got to watch history come alive as they rolled up their sleeves to participate in the daily activities of a 19th-century Michigan community & in the school house they were transported to a typical school day in the 1800s.

It was great to see excited faces, young and old, in the village again and it will be even better tomorrow, at ๐—ข๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐——๐—ฎ๐˜†!

๐—ง๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜„, ๐— ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฑ๐˜๐—ต ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ๐—ฎ๐—บ-๐Ÿฑ๐—ฝ๐—บ
๐—›๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—”๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฉ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜€

https://www.facebook.com/events/435753468930738?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22mechanism%22%3A%22your_upcoming_events_unit%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22bookmark%22%7D]%2C%22ref_notif_type%22%3Anull%7D

See you there!

05/24/2024

Celebrate the start of summer by taking $4 OFF per ticket* on Day Out With Thomas train rides at Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad August 16-18 and 23-25! Use code SUMMER4 to enjoy a real train ride with Thomas, bubble activities, and make lasting memories with family and friends.
*SUMMER4 offer expires May 27, 2024 at 11:59pm local time. The discount may be applied to Thomas train rides on August 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, and 25. To redeem: enter code SUMMER4 at checkout to receive $4 OFF per Day Out With Thomas ticket discount. Offer valid on www.TicketWeb.com only while supplies last. Cannot be combined with other offers. Offer may be modified, suspended, or cancelled in Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroadโ€™s sole discretion.

Ron Walker has been a vital part of the Genesee County Parks since 1977. Honored at the ribbon-cutting for the expansion...
05/23/2024

Ron Walker has been a vital part of the Genesee County Parks since 1977. Honored at the ribbon-cutting for the expansion of Wolverine Campground, the new road, Walker Way, celebrates his 40+ years of dedicated service. Thank you, Ron, for your incredible contributions!

Genesee County, MIย โ€” Around these parts, Ron Walker is better known by the nickname โ€œMr. Parksโ€ โ€” and for good reason. โ€œHe just knows everything thereโ€™s to โ€ฆ

05/23/2024
05/22/2024
We had a very special ribbon-cutting ceremony and site tour this afternoon to commemorate the opening of 50 new campsite...
05/21/2024

We had a very special ribbon-cutting ceremony and site tour this afternoon to commemorate the opening of 50 new campsites and 3 new modern accessible shower/restroom facilities for Wolverine Campground!

We want to thank everyone for all of their hard work and support through this project & we can't wait to see what the upcoming season brings!

05/21/2024
With warmer weather ahead, we wanted to send out a friendly reminder:All of our beaches; Clover Beach, Buttercup Beach, ...
05/20/2024

With warmer weather ahead, we wanted to send out a friendly reminder:

All of our beaches; Clover Beach, Buttercup Beach, Bluebell Beach, and Bluebell Beach Splash Pad are not open until Memorial Weekendโ˜€

๐‡๐š๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ฒ ๐–๐จ๐ซ๐ฅ๐ ๐๐ž๐ž ๐ƒ๐š๐ฒ๐ŸLet's give a big buzz of appreciation to our tiny pollinator pals. They're essential for our food, o...
05/20/2024

๐‡๐š๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ฒ ๐–๐จ๐ซ๐ฅ๐ ๐๐ž๐ž ๐ƒ๐š๐ฒ๐Ÿ

Let's give a big buzz of appreciation to our tiny pollinator pals. They're essential for our food, our flowers, and our future.

๐๐ž๐ž a hero and let's keep our planet ๐›๐ฅ๐จ๐จ๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐ ! ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’›

On today's Fridays in the field, we got to catch up with one of our park Rangers! It's Law Enforcement Appreciation Week...
05/17/2024

On today's Fridays in the field, we got to catch up with one of our park Rangers! It's Law Enforcement Appreciation Week, and we wanted to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the dedicated Park Rangers of Genesee County Parks.

These remarkable individuals go above and beyond to ensure our parks are safe, beautiful, and welcoming for everyone.

Our Park Rangers are more than just guardians of nature. They are educators, emergency responders, conservationists, and community stewards. Whether they are assisting visitors, protecting wildlife, maintaining trails, or leading educational programs, their commitment to preserving the natural beauty and safety of our parks is unwavering.

To all our Park Rangers, thank you for your dedication, hard work, and passion. Your efforts make Genesee County Parks a true treasure for all to enjoy. We appreciate you today and every day!

05/16/2024

Don't forget, Saturday, June 8th, bring the kids (ages 8+) for a fun day outdoors!

Local union volunteers will provide hands-on introductions to fishing (including fly fishing), and other exciting outdoor activities such as kayaking, fishing, ice cream and more. All registered participants will receive a fishing rod and reel to keep. Organized by the Union Sportsmen's Alliance, UAW Local 659 and Genesee County Parks, this event is free and open to the public. Everyone is invited to enjoy a free lunch, while supplies last.
All youth participants must be accompanied by an adult chaperone.

Time: (2 time slots) 9:30am โ€“ 12:00pm & 1:00 - 3:30pm Cost: FREE

Register here!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-get-youth-outdoors-day-flint-michigan-tickets-868407459087?aff=oddtdtcreator

Day Out with Thomas Tickets are on sale now and donโ€™t miss out on an exciting opportunity to have breakfast with the one...
05/15/2024

Day Out with Thomas Tickets are on sale now and donโ€™t miss out on an exciting opportunity to have breakfast with the one and only Sir Topham Hatt! Made-to-order pancakes, fresh fruit, yogurt, juice, and a photo opportunity will be included in this special ticket add-on. Visit TicketWeb (https://www.ticketwebdowt.com/?REFERRAL_ID=twfeature) to purchase your Day Out with Thomas tickets today!

*Sir Topham Hatt Breakfast tickets are only available upon purchase of Day Out with Thomas Event ticket.

Sundays, August 18 & 25 at 8:00am (before the park opens at 9) limited space available.

05/14/2024
Scholarship applications open today!
05/13/2024

Scholarship applications open today!

We are excited to announce that the Genesee County Parks has received a grant from the ๐‚๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ฎ๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐…๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐†๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐…๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐ญ to offer camper scholarships for the 2024 Nature Day Camp at For-Mar.

Scholarship applications are being accepted from ๐Œ๐š๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘๐ญ๐ก โ€“ ๐Œ๐š๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’๐ญ๐ก and decisions will be made by ๐‰๐ฎ๐ง๐ž ๐Ÿ‘๐ซ๐. Scholarships are income-based and available to Genesee County residents.

๐€๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ญ๐จ๐๐š๐ฒ athttps://geneseecountyparks.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/For-Mar-Camp-Scholarship-Assistance-Application.pdf

On today's Friday's in the Field our marketing team is out and about spreading the word about some of Crossroads Village...
05/10/2024

On today's Friday's in the Field our marketing team is out and about spreading the word about some of Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad 's summer events!

Have you heard of Genesee County Day? Saturday, June 1st from 10am-5pm you can get into the village for FREE and have a full day of family fun.

Check out our event page here!

https://www.facebook.com/events/764579138562393/?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22home%22%7D%2C%7B%22mechanism%22%3A%22surface%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22groups_highlight_units%22%7D]%2C%22ref_notif_type%22%3Anull%7D

& Don't forget about the tractor show & vintage market Saturday and Sunday, June 8th & 9th! ๐Ÿšœ

https://www.facebook.com/events/3327763644192382/?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22mechanism%22%3A%22calendar_tab_event%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22bookmark_calendar%22%7D]%2C%22ref_notif_type%22%3Anull%7D

Thanks to heightened solar activity, the Northern Lights may be visible tonight from our own backyard!Toboggan Hill will...
05/10/2024

Thanks to heightened solar activity, the Northern Lights may be visible tonight from our own backyard!

Toboggan Hill will be left open tonight if youโ€™re looking for a darker sky area to catch a glimpse.

Toboggan Hill
Washburn Rd., North of Carpenter Rd
Lapeer, 48446

May the forest be with you!Let's celebrate the force of nature and the beauty of our parks. Remember, the forest is stro...
05/04/2024

May the forest be with you!

Let's celebrate the force of nature and the beauty of our parks. Remember, the forest is strong with this one!

On today's Fridays in the Field, we bring you For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum. This week we are taking a closer look...
05/03/2024

On today's Fridays in the Field, we bring you For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum. This week we are taking a closer look at our Visitors Center, located at the heart of For-Mar.

The Visitors Center offers an interactive opportunity to learn about the animals in and around our region. Not only that, but all of our staff are extremely knowledgeable about the outdoors and environmental education programs we host.

For-Mar offers numerous hands-on events for all ages, so be sure to check out our calendar and sign up for some fun upcoming events at For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum: https://geneseecountyparks.org/calendar/ #/events/?view=month&jump=2024-05-01T00%3A00%3A00.000Z&keyword=&tag=&ageGroup=&organization=&pastEvents=n

Most importantly, don't miss out on the chance to meet our animal friends!

๐ŸŒฟToday marks the beginning of Mental Health Awareness Month, and what better way to celebrate than by immersing ourselve...
05/01/2024

๐ŸŒฟToday marks the beginning of Mental Health Awareness Month, and what better way to celebrate than by immersing ourselves in nature?๐ŸŒฟ

Here's how you can make the most of this month in our parks:

๐Œ๐ข๐ง๐๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ฅ ๐Œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ: Take a mindful stroll through the park. Pay attention to the sights, sounds, and sensations around you.

๐’๐ฎ๐ง๐ฌ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ž ๐“๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ฉ๐ฒ: Soak up some Vitamin D! Sunlight can boost your mood and energy levels, so don't forget to bring your sunglasses and sunscreen!

๐–๐š๐ฅ๐ค & ๐“๐š๐ฅ๐ค: Invite a friend or loved one for a walk in the park. Sometimes, a listening ear and a shoulder to lean on are all we need.

๐†๐ซ๐ž๐ž๐ง ๐“๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ฉ๐ฒ: Surround yourself with greenery. Let the earth's natural energy rejuvenate your body, mind, and soul.

This Mental Health Awareness Month, let's make a commitment to prioritize our well-being and embrace the healing power of nature.

04/30/2024

Bring the kids (ages 8+) for a fun day outdoors!

Local union volunteers will provide hands-on introductions to fishing (including fly fishing), and other exciting outdoor activities such as kayaking, fishing, ice cream and more. All registered participants will receive a fishing rod and reel to keep. Organized by the Union Sportsmen's Alliance, UAW Local 659 and Genesee County Parks, this event is free and open to the public. Everyone is invited to enjoy a free lunch, while supplies last.
All youth participants must be accompanied by an adult chaperone.

Time: (2 time slots) 9:30am โ€“ 12:00pm & 1:00 - 3:30pm Cost: FREE

Register here!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-get-youth-outdoors-day-flint-michigan-tickets-868407459087?aff=oddtdtcreator

It's a perfect week for campingโ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒฒ
04/29/2024

It's a perfect week for campingโ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒฒ

We are reporting from the one and only Wolverine Campground on today's Fridays in the Field! Today is opening day and we...
04/26/2024

We are reporting from the one and only Wolverine Campground on today's Fridays in the Field! Today is opening day and we are so happy to see campers already rolling in.

We also have the new campsites being hydro-seeded in preparation for their Memorial Day opening.

To reserve your spot check out our reservations portal here ->
https://geneseecountyparks.org/wolverine-campground/reservation/

Happy Camping!!

We Joined Davison Community Schools, Flint River Watershed Coalition & Michigan Trout Unlimited at Stepping Stone Falls,...
04/22/2024

We Joined Davison Community Schools, Flint River Watershed Coalition & Michigan Trout Unlimited at Stepping Stone Falls, & For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum for their Michigan Department of Natural Resources Salmon in the Classroom release and water testing today! We can't think of a better way to spend Earth Day than learning the importance of preserving our planet and taking action to address environmental issues. Thank you for including our parks as a part of your curriculum!

๐ŸŒŽโœจ Happy Earth Day! ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŽ‰Let's play a game: if you visit the park today, try to leave it better than you found it! Whether ...
04/22/2024

๐ŸŒŽโœจ Happy Earth Day! ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŽ‰

Let's play a game: if you visit the park today, try to leave it better than you found it! Whether youโ€™re picking up an extra piece of litter, giving a tree an encouraging hug, or simply not disturbing the wildlife, every little action helps. ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿšฎ

Remember: if Mother Nature had a social media profile, she'd definitely want her best pictures showing! Letโ€™s keep our parks selfie-ready and wildlife-happy! ๐Ÿ˜„

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5045 E Stanley Road
Flint, MI
48506

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

Telephone

+18006487275

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