Parks and Recreation

220 W Ellsworth St
Midland, MI 48640-5194

Ph: (989) 832-6874
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Turtle Tides Spray Playground

A youngster gets doused by a bucket of water, one of 18-water dispensing features of the newly opened Turtle Tides Spray Plaground at newly renovated Sanford Lake Park

New docks/fishing pier at Sanford Lake Park

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Parks and Recreation

Park it Right Here in Midland County

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, Pine Haven and Veterans Memorial Parks will be open for Vehicular traffic beginning May 1st.  Park hours are from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm for Veterans Memorial, 8:00 am to 6:30 pm for Pine Haven and 9:00 am to 6:00 pm for Laur Big Salt River. Sanford Lake is open daily from 7:00 am to 9:00pm effective 6/6/14. Manitou will remain temporarily closed until the forestry stewardship activities have been completed.  For more information concerning the parks forestry management activities please phone 687-2396. 


Park Information Line - 989-832-NEWS (6397)

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 08:54 PM EDT