Thursday, June 21, 2018

Isabella County Parks and Recreation

New this year! Beach chairs for visitors with special needs

ADA Beach Chair Promotion

Available at Coldwater Lake Family Park and Herrick Recreation Area. Call ahead to reserve:

  • Coldwater: (989) 644-2388
  • Deerfield: (989) 772-2879
  • Herrick: (989) 386-2010
  • Office: (989) 317-4083

Chairs and beach mats were made possible through funding from:

  • Brewster Family Fund, Access to Recreation Fund of the Mt. Pleasant Area Community Foundation
  • Tri-County Electric People's Fund
  • Isabella County Parks

County Parks Millage Renewal August 7, 2018

Girls at HRA platform

On Tuesday August 7, 2018 Isabella County voters will be asked to vote on the renewal of the 6 year Parks Millage for the purpose of operating, maintain and improving County Park facilities and program offerings.


Play on the Way Summer 2018

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“FREE summer fun with Play on the Way! Central Michigan University’s Mobile Recreation Program is heading to your Isabella County Parks this summer from June 9th through August 11th. Pack a snack and head over to your County Parks for some outdoor fun.


2019 Parks Master Plan Update

Based on the 2014 Isabella County Parks Master Plan, the Parks Commission had contracted with a local architectural firm to create park development site plans for each county park. The County Parks & Recreation Commission is currently updating the Isabella County Parks and Open Spaces Master Plan for 2019. We would, again, like your input to help establish priorities for these proposed improvements. Please take a few minutes to give us your thoughts on the following proposed park improvement projects for those parks that you are most familiar with.

You can view the site plans for the parks here.

Surveys received by July 15, 2018 will be eligible to win an annual Isabella County Parks vehicle permit.

County Park User Questionnaire can be submitted online here or a hard copy can be printed and filled out here.

2018 County Parks Camping & Pavilion Information

  • November 1, 2017: for returning 30 consecutive days or returning seasonal campers from 2017 - reservations being taken.
  • December 1, 2017: first day for 2018 Campground Reservations for 30 days or more and New Pavilion Reservations
  • January 5, 2018: "Opening Day" for any camper wanting to make reservations (2 days or more) for the 2018 season. 8:00am walk-ins at the Parks Office; Noon-4:30pm phones and mail open.
  • May 1, 2018-October 15, 2018: Camping season at Coldwater & Herrick Parks
  • All Year Round: Deerfield Park (rustic tent camping)

Opening Day Letter 2018

 Please see the Pavillion Rental & Special Use page for more information on pavillion rentals.

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