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Edenville Township Parks and Recreation Overview

With 40% of the township covered by the Au Sable State Forest, a river running the full length of the township, and two lakes in immediate proximity, Edenville has great potential for wonderful public recreation activities. The primary barrier is a lack of developed public access to these resources. To that end, the Parks and Recreation Committee was chartered in 2010. Current members are Mary Beth Seasholtz, Galen Gransden, Bill Page and Bob Johnson. The first goal of this committee was to write The Edenville Township Five Year Recreation Plan. Approved by the Township Board in March of 2011, the plan states that two park planning priorities are enhancing public access to waterways and developing a network of trails.

The first project that the committee has undertaken is the “Charles and Ida Harper Memorial Park: Tittabawassee River Overlook Deck and Fishing Pier” which will be located on land donated by Alice Sias on Water Road. We see the Harper Park project as an initial step in a much larger vision of developing and enhancing access to local natural resources for residents and visitors around the Edenville community. A sufficient number of grants have been awarded to fund this project (see below for links to the press releases), and construction should take place in 2013! Click here to see pictures from this scenic location.

Click here to see the groundbreaking on August 26 2013!

The committee is always open to input from the public about future projects. Please email us at parksnrec@edenvilletwp.org with your ideas.

Progress Landmarks

Midland Daily News Publication Jan 3, 2012 - click --> Edenville Township receives grant for deck, fishing pier on river

Midland Daily News Publication Oct 11, 2011 - click --> Edenville Township receives deck and pier grant

Midland Daily News Publication Mar 5, 2012 - click --> Edenville receives Watershed Initiative Network grant

Midland Daily News Publication Aug 22, 2012 - click --> Edenville Township gets floating dock for freer river access

Midland Daily News Publication Aug 22, 2012 - click --> Michigan Natural Resources Trust fund has provided $900 million for rec projects, land

Midland Daily News Publication Aug 25, 2012 - click --> Our view: Natural Resources Trust Fund: A clear positive

Edenville Township was awarded a grant from the Michigan Baseball Foundation to repair the fence and backstop at Gransden Park --> Michigan Baseball Foundation awards more than $100,000 in grants

Michigan Baseball Foundation presents $3875 check at Loons game in June 2013 (click for picture view) -->

Midland Daily News Publication Sept 30, 2014 - click --> Edenville opens new Charles and Ida Harper Memorial Riverside Park Sept 26, 2014

 


467 Moore Street, P.O. Box 24, Edenville, MI 48620 • Phone: (989)689-3655 • FAX: (989)689-6151

Edenville Township is located in north-central Midland County in the midst of state forest, farms, river life, country, and progressive living.

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