Stories tagged: "state parks"

Leelanau State Park, Summer 2019.
Photo Credit: Tyler Leipprandt in cooperation with the MI DNR.  Credit goes to Tyler Leipprandt and Michigan Sky Media LLC.
Need to Get Outside? These 15 Michigan State Parks Are a Half-Hour Away or Less

Fun fact: Throughout most of Michigan, you’re almost never more than a half-hour away from a state park. With 101 state parks and recreation areas, as well as five national parks, a day trip is within reach of just about every Michigander.

Promise Fulfilled: Flint’s Makeover Continues With a New State Park

Flint is on the comeback trail, thanks to new funding that will upgrade the county park at the old Chevy in the Hole with boat launches, play spaces, and an amphitheater. 

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Better Roads, Better Pay: Michigan Construction Workers Just Got a Big Boost From the State

Michigan construction is set to be more lucrative, higher quality, and more local. It’s all because of a tried-and-true state practice that’s coming back.

The Arcadia Creek Festival Place, a park in downtown Kalamazoo.
It’s Parks and Rec Month, and Michigan’s Here to Help Communities Restore Their Local Beauty

Local parks that took a beating during the pandemic, but using spare COVID relief funds, Michigan is coming to the rescue of parks departments statewide.