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Friends of Clare County Parks & Recreation website!
Friends of Clare County Parks and Recreation is
an independent non-profit agency, that supports the improvement of
recreational areas throughout the county. We work closely together
with Clare County Parks & Recreation Commission, as our common mission
is to improve recreational resources throughout the county.
Clare County is an outdoorsman’s paradise, with over 50,000 acres of
State Forests, 300 miles of rivers, 28 miles of snowmobile trails, and
over 20 public access lakes. It is the mission of Friends of the Clare
County Parks & Recreation to make resident and visitors aware of the
tremendous number of recreational resources and activities available
throughout the county. We have worked hard to bring new activities,
improve existing resources and make community events known to the
public. Please take an opportunity to enjoy some of the great
recreational resources and community activities occurring throughout
Update on Pere Marquette Trailhead at Lake Station.
A Grant to Garfield Twp. would fund the development of a Trail Head at Lake Station on
the Pere Marquette Rail Trail. The trailhead would incorporate parking,
ADA parking and restroom facilities, bike racks, water, air hose, picnic
tables, benches, welcome center/information kiosk, and a multi-use
Visit our Events Page
to check out the 2014 Events &
NEXT--> Pere Marquette Autumn Bike
Ride, Saturday, September 20, 2014
fun, Frenzy Halloween Party, Friday, October 31, 2014
Our Recent Past Events...
Read about our Grant Program
If you love beautiful park areas
and would like to see more community recreational resources being
developed in the county, please consider volunteering your time in one
of our future fund raisers, special events, committees, or
beautification projects. All people who enjoy friendly events or have a
green thumb are encouraged to contact Friends of the Parks by using our
on-line contact form. Please consider donating your time to helping
our park areas!
Click to meet
our Board Members
News- Tax exempt certification through the State of Michigan and the IRS has been completed. The
Friends of Clare County Parks and Recreation are the fundraising
personnel who help finance activities and programs within the
Friends of Clare County Parks and
Recreation, is a federally qualified 501 (c) 3 non-profit
Fundraisers & Functions
Latest Press Releases:
Download the Press Release on last year's "A Gateway Affair" that took
place June 2nd 2012.
Visit our Archive of Past
Friends of Clare County Parks and Recreation Board