Adopted Recreation Plan

The Saginaw County Recreation Plan (52 megabyte PDF file) was adopted on Tuesday, March 24, 2009, by the Saginaw County Board of Commissioners.

Saginaw Valley Rail Trail

Revised Action Program

To download and review the revised Action Program (pages 43 and 44), click here.

Notice of Review

Notice of Review
Saginaw County
Draft of the Recreation Plan

The Saginaw County Parks and Recreation Commission has developed a draft Recreation Plan. The plan evaluates existing recreation opportunities, reviews public opinion regarding parks and recreation, and proposes a five-year action plan, and other related items that the county wishes to pursue. Copies of the draft Recreation Plan will be available for review at the following locations:

Saginaw County Parks and Recreation Commission
Saginaw County Governmental Center
111 S. Michigan Ave., LL012
Saginaw, MI 48602
(989) 790-5280
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Hoyt Library
505 Janes Avenue
Saginaw, MI 48607
(989) 755-0904
Hours: Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sun. 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Oct – Apr)

Electronic PDF version available online at SaginawCountyRecPlan.wordpress.com

If you are interested in reviewing or submitting comments regarding the draft Recreation Plan, please send written comments to the address listed below by February 18, 2009.

At 7:00 pm February 19, 2009, at the Saginaw County Governmental Center, 111 S. Michigan Ave., Saginaw, MI 48602 the Parks and Recreation Commission will conduct a public hearing on the county’s proposed Recreation Plan in the Saginaw County Board of Commissioners Chambers, Room 200.

For more information, please contact:
John Schmude, Director
Saginaw County Parks and Recreation
111 S. Michigan Ave., LL012
Saginaw, MI 48602
Phone: 989-790-5280
Fax: 989-790-5284

Draft of the Saginaw County Recreation Plan

Update (February 20, 2009): To download and review the revised Action Program (pages 43 and 44), click here.

The draft of the Saginaw County Recreation Plan is now available for review. It is separated into six parts:

  1. Part 1 (7.3 MB PDF)
  2. Part 2 (52.1 MB PDF)
  3. Part 3 (7.5 MB PDF)
  4. Part 4 (153 kb PDF)
  5. Part 5 (3.9 MB PDF)
  6. Part 6 (5.8 MB PDF)

Area Recreation News

Parks department wants you to build a snowman – and his name is Joe
by Deb Brown, The Saginaw News
January 08, 2009

Build a Snowman

Excerpt from Mlive.com: Saginaw County Parks and Recreation wants you to get out and build a snowman. The second annual Snowman Building Contest continues through Thursday, March 19… click here to read more

Fun Things to do in Saginaw County Parks

We Need Your Input!

The Saginaw County Parks and Recreation Commission is seeking input from county residents regarding the future of parks and recreation in Saginaw County.

You are invited to share your input at the Saginaw County Governmental Center in Conference Room LL006 (lower level) located at 111 S. Michigan Ave in the City of Saginaw on Thursday, December 18, from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm.

Please stop by at your convenience to talk with recreation planners and review information about Saginaw County parks. It won’t take long, about ten minutes of your time. As a resident in the community, we want to hear your ideas and suggestions for recreation in Saginaw County.

If you aren’t able to attend, feel free to post a comment on this blog.

Information collected at this informal gathering will be reviewed and used in the Saginaw County Recreation Plan. This plan is a very important document, filed every five years with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and is the basis for all grant applications.

This flyer provides additional information about the December 18 community input opportunity:

  • Date: Thursday, December 18
  • Time: 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
  • Location: Conference Room LL006 (lower level) at the Saginaw County Governmental Center (111 S. Michigan Ave in Saginaw)

William H. Haithco Recreation
Taking the Polar Plunge at the William H. Haithco Recreation Area