Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Isabella County Parks & Recreation

Isabella County Parks and Recreation

Fall in Isabella County Parks

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Fall is here and it's the perfect time of year to enjoy you County Parks! Take a scenic hike through Deerfield Nature Park, Coldwater Lake Family Park, or Meridian Park and enjoy the changing colors among the trees. Or, perhaps enjoy a bike ride down the Pere Marquette Rail Trail while taking in the gorgeous scenery nature has to offer. Wherever you choose, you're sure to find an array of colors and the peacefulness of nature.

Call the County Parks Office 989.317.4083 or click here for more park information.

Playscape Development Project

JUNE 22 2009 052The old playground at Coldwater Lake Family Park was removed last fall by a group of gentleman from the Weidman Lions Club. A grant for $100,000 was received from the Land Water Conservation Fund for the construction of a new playground at Coldwater Park. The LWCF grant is for $50,000 with a $50,000 match. A $10,375 grant was received from the Mt. Pleasant Area Community Foundation Access to Recreation Fund for the playground surfacing which will be universally accessible. The remaining $39,625 will come from the Isabella County Parks Capital Funds. We are excited for the installation of a new playground which is scheduled for this fall.

County Parks Gift Certificates

Children looking over the hanging bridgeParks Gift Certificates make a perfect gift to surprise friends and family with this holiday season! Parks Certificates may be used towards Campsite, Cabin, Pavilion or Annual Vehicle Permit Fees and are ready for immediate gift giving.

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Ash Tree Removal

HRA TREE CUTTING, 5, 9 15 2016Parks Staff have been working to remove dying ash trees throughout Coldwater Lake Family Park and Herrick Recreation Area. The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe has partnered with Isabella County Parks and the City of Mt. Pleasant to apply (and receive) a grant for $126,000 from the EPA Shoreline Restoration/Protection grant. Isabella County will receive $25,000 of the $126,000 for tree removal/replacement due to invasive species and river bank restoration and erosion prevention. Funds are from the Forestry Division and have been awarded based on the need to remove dead and dying trees within public and Tribal areas within stream corridors.

Concept Plans Completed for County Parks

Concept Plans have been completed for the County Parks. These plans provide possible improvements and costs over the next 20 years. Park Consultants MC Smith & Associates were hired to create the plans.

Isabella County Parks Concept Plans

2017 Pavilion and 30 or More Consecutive Night Reservations

parks02On Thursday, December 1, 2016 Isabella County Parks and Recreation will begin taking Pavilion Rental Reservations for the 2017 season at Coldwater Lake Family Park, Deerfield Nature Park and Herrick Recreation Area. Pavilions are a great start for creating memories with family and friends. Host family reunions, birthdays, open house, baby showers, or any occasion at your County Parks!

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Chippewa River Water Trail map


  • ChipRiverWaterTrailLogosm75A local ad-hoc group interested in promoting the Chippewa River has announced today that the web-based version of the Chippewa River Water Trail map is now available on-line. Read more...
  • Click the icon to visit the interactive map.


Isabella County Building
Parks & Recreation - Rm. 110
200 N. Main Street
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Ph: (989) 317-4083
Fx: (989) 779-9916
e-mail

Office hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Except holidays


Seasonal Park Phone Numbers:
Coldwater Lake Family Park
1703 N. Littlefield Rd.
Wiedman, MI 48893
(989) 644-2388

Deerfield Nature Park
2425 W. Remus Rd.
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
(989) 772-2879

Herrick Recreation Area
6320 E. Herrick Rd.
Clare, MI 48617
(989) 386-2010

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