County of Midland Parks and Recreation

  • 220 West Ellsworth
  • Midland, MI 48640
  • (989) 832-6874
  • Fax:(989) 687-7285

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.

Laur Big Salt River Park
Manitou Park
Pere Marquette Rail-Trail
Pine Haven Recreation Area
River Trails Heritage Park
Sanford Lake Park
Veterans Memorial Park

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