The Parks and Recreation Commission, with the help of Planning and Public Services staff, is updating the Parks and Recreation 5-year plan! The current draft is now available- view it in PDF here (large file). The Parks and Recreation Commission will be holding a public hearing at their February 11th, 2020 meeting and making a recommendation to City Council; City Council will be holding a public hearing at their February 18th, 2020 meeting, then making a decision regarding adoption later that same meeting. If you can't make the meeting but would like to provide feedback, please contact Bonnie Wessler at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-483-1421.
An adopted Parks and Recreation Master plan conforming to certain standards is required by the State of Michigan for the City to maintain its eligibility for many recreation-related grants, including Natural Resources Trust Fund grants, and helps to provide a basis for many other grant applications. In addition, the planning process helps the Recreation Commission, staff, and City Council inventory and prioritize the parks and recreation system, and helps the City to identify and engage community partners.