Parks and Recreation

DUE TO THE CURRENT FLOOD EVENT AND IN THE INTEREST OF OVERALL PUBLIC SAFETY, THE SANFORD LAKE TRIATHLON SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, JUNE 24 AT SANFORD LAKE PARK HAS BEEN CANCELLED.  EXTREME FLOODING WILL CAUSE SIGNIFICANT WATER HAZARDS, INCLUDING RAPID FLOWING WATER AND POTENTIAL CONTAMINATION FROM SEWAGE OVERFLOW CONDITIONS.   IN ADDITION, THE SWIMMING AREA WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  ALL OTHER AMENITIES INCLUDING THE SPRAY PAD WILL REMAIN OPEN.  THANK YOU! 

Flood Event Update:

The portion of the Pere Marquette Rail Trail that flooded from the M-30 Bridge to approximately 8 Mile Road has been reopened.   

Pine Haven Recreation Area is closed until the trails can be repaired.     

 

Park it right here in Midland County

An invigorating workout on one of the state's premier Rail-Trails. A refreshing swim in Sanford Lake during the sizzling days of summer. How about taking the youngsters to Sanford Lake Park so they can enjoy the newly opened Turtle Tides Spray Playground? This centerpiece of some dazzling park improvements is making this gem of a recreational destination an even brighter attraction.

A date with Mother Nature, a fishing pole and a scenic stream. A hike or a mountain bike through rugged tree-lined trails. A lakeshore picnic with family and friends. Whether you want to recreate, ruminate or simply "get away from it all" without leaving the community, the Midland County Parks & Recreation Department has seven parks that offer, year-round, a variety of recreational and leisure-time activities.

The abundance of natural beauty is reason enough to visit one of your county parks. What more, with skyrocketing gas prices pinching family's budgets, it's refreshing to discover that you don't have to break the bank to have fun. Not when there's so much to do and see right here in your Midland County Parks. Meticulously maintained. Staffed by a team of well-trained professionals. Locations that showcase this region's unique natural resources. It's little wonder that the Midland County Parks System stands out as a prime example of the quality of life amenities this community is noted for. 

 

Contact Us
415 Irish Street
Sanford, MI  48657
Ph: (989) 832-6876
Fax: (989) 832-6875

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Monday thru Friday

 
John Schmude
Director
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