City of Flint Parks & Rec

City of Flint Parks & Rec In late 2013, and following the adoption of the Imagine Flint Master Plan, Flint Parks & Recreation became a function of the Planning and Zoning Division of the City's Department of Planning and Development.
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#TBT Stay tuned for future #throwbackthursday posts of the wildlife at Max Brandon Park.
05/28/2020

#TBT

Stay tuned for future #throwbackthursday posts of the wildlife at Max Brandon Park.

#TBT Kearsley ParkToday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer extended Michigan's Stay-at-Home order through May 28th.  Please reme...
05/07/2020

#TBT Kearsley Park

Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer extended Michigan's Stay-at-Home order through May 28th.

Please remember that parks and trails are still open. Be sure to follow CDC recommended guidelines by maintaining a safe physical distance and not using playground equipment.

https://www.cdc.gov/…/2019-…/daily-life-coping/visitors.html

Happy Earth Day! Here are some ideas from The National Parks Service on ways to get active and engaged at home and in Fl...
04/22/2020
20 in ’20 Virtual Ways to Explore Earth Sciences with Parks (U.S. National Park Service)

Happy Earth Day! Here are some ideas from The National Parks Service on ways to get active and engaged at home and in Flint Parks. 🌏

As Earth Day turns 50 years old and goes digital, find 20 virtual ways to celebrate in 2020 with the National Park Service (NPS) and our partners. Stay connected with earth sciences and stewardship with parks and your own community for Earth Day and throughout the year.

#TBT of two young cyclists riding the trails at Kearsley Park.  Under Michigan's Stay at Home, Stay Safe order we must a...
04/09/2020

#TBT of two young cyclists riding the trails at Kearsley Park.

Under Michigan's Stay at Home, Stay Safe order we must all do what we can to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

This executive order allows "outdoor activity, including walking, hiking, running, cycling, or any other recreational activity consistent with remaining at least six feet from people from outside the individual’s household."

For a summary of this order please visit michigan.gov/coronavirus

If you would like fun alternatives to using playground equipment please check out this list compiled earlier this week:

🌳Challenge your friends to a race
🌳Have a scavenger hunt
🌳Play Simon Says
🌳Have a jump rope or hula hoop competition
🌳Get creative with sidewalk chalk

04/06/2020

For the health of everyone in Flint, we kindly request that playground equipment not be used until the health crisis has passed. However, our walking paths are still open! Some ideas of activities that can be done six feet apart from others are:

🌳Challenge your friends to a race
🌳Have a scavenger hunt
🌳Play Simon Says
🌳Have a jump rope or hula hoop competition
🌳Get creative with sidewalk chalk

What other ideas do you have to get outside and have fun?

The Trust for Public Land
03/26/2020

The Trust for Public Land

As the nation grapples with the impacts of COVID-19, having close-to-home natural spaces where people maintain social distancing while getting fresh air and exercise for physical and mental health has never been more important. Many thanks to our partners at @NRPA

#TBT of a Flint Symphony Orchestra concert in Kearsley Park.  Have you been enjoying the virtual live-streamed concerts ...
03/19/2020

#TBT of a Flint Symphony Orchestra concert in Kearsley Park.

Have you been enjoying the virtual live-streamed concerts available from the Met Opera? Check the comments below for links to lists of free live-streams.

City Hall may be closed to the public, but the parks are still open! Check out this great advice from our partners at Ke...
03/18/2020

City Hall may be closed to the public, but the parks are still open! Check out this great advice from our partners at Keep Genesee County Beautiful. While the virus may survive for extended periods of time on some surfaces, such as playground equipment, taking a stroll and looking for signs of spring can be a great way to get outside during this time!

Let’s Keep Genesee County Beautiful!!

As we get used to “social distancing” and implement precautionary measures to slow the spread of COVID-19, it’s still a great time to get outdoors - individually, or in small groups! How about spending some of this time beautifying by picking up trash! We here at Keep Genesee County Beautiful are still at work and happy to provide supplies. The office is closed to walk-ins, but if you call first, we will gather trash bags and gloves and deliver them to your car when you arrive.

To reach us call: 810-767-9696
Our office hours are: Monday – Friday, 8a – 5p

Thank you all for being an integral part of this community! #wereinthistogether #dobeautifulthings

Our Work | geneseecd.org
03/05/2020
Our Work | geneseecd.org

Our Work | geneseecd.org

"I consider the soil conservation districts movement one of the most important developments in the whole history of agriculture."            

SportsCenter
02/29/2020

SportsCenter

12 years ago, the movie Semi-Pro introduced the world to the 4th-best team in the ABA 🌴

Keep Genesee County Beautiful
02/28/2020

Keep Genesee County Beautiful

Mark your calendars! Current Park Adopters, we can't wait to see you again!

Want to be a Park Adopter? Ophelia Bonner Park, Broome Park, Atherton Park, Burroughs Park, Commonwealth Triangle 1 and Commonwealth Triangle 2 still need some love! If you're interested in joining this group of dedicated, caring, amazing superstars, let us know!

#TBTBerston Field House opened in 1923 as a community center featuring a gym, library, auditorium and swimming pool (pic...
02/20/2020

#TBT
Berston Field House opened in 1923 as a community center featuring a gym, library, auditorium and swimming pool (pictured). City of Flint

Pictures of Berston Field House in the 1920's and 1930's! Notice the pool in pictures 4 and 5!

National Cup winners Flint City Bucks now selling 2020 tickets
02/02/2020
National Cup winners Flint City Bucks now selling 2020 tickets

National Cup winners Flint City Bucks now selling 2020 tickets

FLINT, Michigan — The 2019 National Championship Flint City Bucks will return to their now-hallowed Atwood Stadium to face off against Great Lakes Division newcomers, Grand Rapids FC.

The Flint Planning Commisson will be having a special meeting on Tuesday, February 4th at 5:30pm to continue their delib...
02/02/2020

The Flint Planning Commisson will be having a special meeting on Tuesday, February 4th at 5:30pm to continue their deliberations on amendments to the zoning code to allow for recreational marihuana businesses licensing.

One of the Community Benefit Exemptions amendments could allow an exemption to the restriction of marihuana businesses within 500 feet of a park, if the applicant has a Planning Commission approved Park Beautification Plan.

Learn more about the Park Beautification Plan Exemption, Social Equity Exemption, and Blight Elemination Exemption, and other amendments on the Fact Sheet below or at the meeting on Tuesday, February 4th at 5:30pm.

Please contact us in the Planning & Zoning Office if you have any questions.

The Flint Planning Commission will be having a special meeting on Tuesday, February 4th at 5:30pm to continue deliberations on draft amendments to the zoning code to allow for recreational marihuana business licensing.

Residents are encouraged to read the attached fact sheet on the draft ordinance amendments and participate in the legislative process! Residents will have the ability to give feedback Tuesday night during the public forum of the Planning Commission meeting, or an any of the future Flint City Council meetings in the future.

The draft ordinance adds several amendments to the existing temporary ordinance on recreation marihuana. Those amendments include:

1) Limited Administrative Approve of Special Regulated Use Permits

2) Community Benefit Exemptions from the location restrictions, including: a) Social Equity Program Exemption, b) Blight Elimination Plan Exemption, and c) Park Beautification Plan Exemption.

3) Resident - Initiated Hearings for License Review

Please contact the City of Flint if you have any questions.

A collection of the historical photos from our Throwback Thursday Posts.
01/30/2020

A collection of the historical photos from our Throwback Thursday Posts.

A collection of the historical photos from our Throwback Thursday Posts.

01/22/2020
Flint River Watershed Coalition

Flint River Watershed Coalition

Who will it be? Vote today for the Golden Gloves Award for the most interesting or unique item found during Stewardship Day. Winner will be announced at the Voice of the River Celebration on January 30th. http://bit.ly/goldglov19

Keep Genesee County Beautiful
01/07/2020

Keep Genesee County Beautiful

Who said new gates aren’t exciting? Not us! Doesn’t this one at the end of the parking lot at Cook Park look great? #DoBeautifulThings #FlintKidsPlay

Participants sought for free Flint Inner-City Youth Hockey Program
01/03/2020
Participants sought for free Flint Inner-City Youth Hockey Program

Participants sought for free Flint Inner-City Youth Hockey Program

Rico Phillips, a retired Flint firefighter who started the program, is looking for 10-12 children between 8-11 years old who reside in the city of Flint to become part of this year’s event.

City of Flint
12/19/2019

City of Flint

'Tis the season: Children are invited to stop into Mayor Sheldon Neeley's office from 2-5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, for a holiday treat!

City of Flint
12/17/2019

City of Flint

SIGN UP TODAY: Flint's City Wide Basketball League returns with divisions for boys and girls 3rd-6th grade and 13-17 years old. Signup from 2-6 p.m. through Dec. 19 at Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church. The season tips off Jan. 11. For more information, call (810) 449-6380.

City of Flint
12/07/2019

City of Flint

Learn from the best: NHL award-winning coach and mentor Rico L. Phillips.

Flint Inner-City Youth Hockey Program is open to children aged 8 to 11 who live in the City of Flint. Free transportation is available. Registration open to the first 30 kids who sign up!

For more information, www.flintinnercityyouthhockey.org.

The Flint Inner-City Youth Hockey Program is directed by Phillips, a recently retired Flint firefighter who earlier this year won the Willie O'Ree Community Hero Award. Thanks for all you do, Rico!

Keep Genesee County Beautiful
11/08/2019

Keep Genesee County Beautiful

The basketball courts at Martin Park and McCallum Park were resurfaced a week ago and this week new backboards and rims were installed. Striping the courts comes next and then they’ll be ready for neighborhood pickup games! #DoBeautifulThings #FlintKidsPlay

Keep Genesee County Beautiful
10/29/2019

Keep Genesee County Beautiful

Another day and more cool projects! The basketball courts at Martin Park and McCallum Park were resurfaced today. Next up, new backboards and rims! #DoBeautifulThings #FlintKidsPlay

Work on the walking path between the Brennan Park playground & pavilion and the Brennan Senior Center is wrapping up.  T...
10/28/2019

Work on the walking path between the Brennan Park playground & pavilion and the Brennan Senior Center is wrapping up. This project is paid for through the use of City of Flint Community Development Block Grant funds.

Seniors at the Center will now have easy access from the front door of the Center, to the pavilion, and on to parking lot we share with the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan.

#ISupportFlintParks #MyChoiceIsFlint #ImagineFlint

Bassett Park is starting to look great thanks to the City of Flint Master Plan's Neighborhood Planning Initiative grant ...
10/28/2019

Bassett Park is starting to look great thanks to the City of Flint Master Plan's Neighborhood Planning Initiative grant from the Ruth Mott Foundation!

#ImagineFlint #ISupportFlintParks #MyChoiceIsFlint

Flint Sk810
10/03/2019

Flint Sk810

Come hang out with us this Saturday at the Flint Sk810 Get Together! We will be offering free skateboarding lessons, a free skateboarding competition, and free crockpot chili and soup with help from our friends at Asbury Farms! A limited number of skateboards, pads, and helmets will be available for the kids to use.

Corridor Alliance Chapter of Flint River Watershed Coalition
10/01/2019

Corridor Alliance Chapter of Flint River Watershed Coalition

Join Flint Residents Organized for Good (FROG) and the Flint River Watershed Coalition this Saturday at Flint Park Lake!

Talk about Pure Michigan: Outdoor pursuits generate $10B, report says
09/23/2019
Talk about Pure Michigan: Outdoor pursuits generate $10B, report says

Talk about Pure Michigan: Outdoor pursuits generate $10B, report says

A new federal report for the first time puts a dollar figure on the boating, RVing, hiking and skiing that Michigan loves. The amount is less than industry groups have touted, offering an opportunity for growth.

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Hello, would you please share this? Two Flint robotics teams will be among those facing off with teams from around the state at this ROBO-CON Festival--it's a great opportunity for people to see them in action! FREE Admission: July 22 Michigan Robo-Con Festival of Robotics & STEM Learning, 10 am-4 pm at Lapeer Center for Innovation, 170 Millville Road, Lapeer! FREE Admission! 🙂 Learn to drive robots and earn your ROBO Driver's license! 😃 See robot vs. robot action! 😁 Pedal-power a slot-car race track! 🤣 Play with circuits and a giant Operation game! 🤗 See a Michigan State Police Bomb Squad Robot! 👮 Tons of hands-on fun! 🤗 Free chance to win great prize baskets! 😆 RoboZone TV will be filming on site! 😜 Customize your own safety glasses! 😎 And much more! In addition to the marvelous mayhem, at 12:30 pm we will host a separate discussion with panelists such as Ken Morris of GM discussing the economic impact of robotics & skills programs on communities. Follow the Robo-Con Michigan page for updates! https://www.facebook.com/MiRoboCon/photos/rpp.1043069745776181/1389549314461554/?type=3&theater More details: www.MiRoboCon.com