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The Planning and Development department supports the responsible improvements of the Metroparks with the focus of expanding and strengthening the assets within the three main mission pillars of recreation, education, and stewardship of our natural resources.

With staff experienced in the fields of urban/regional planning, landscape architecture, grant writing, and volunteer management, the Planning and Development Department coordinates initiatives, including:

  • Data collection and analysis
  • Property research
  • Park master planning
  • Facility site planning
  • Park system recreation planning
  • Signage updates
  • Garnering grant support from private and public entities
  • Engaging volunteer services from corporations, organizations, and individuals
  • Expanding public engagement and partnerships


The Border-to-Border Trail: Huron River Drive D2 Segment pathway project beginning at the Dexter-Huron Metropark and ending at the intersection of Zeeb Road and Huron River Drive will begin work this month and expected to be completed in late November.

The official project web page can be found on the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) web link below. Project information and latest updates can be found here from the WCRC in partnership with the Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission and Huron Waterloo Pathway Initiative (HWPI).

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Public Input Opportunities

  • Public Hearing on the proposed amendments to the Community Recreation Plan will be held on Thursday, January 9, 2020. The public hearing will be part of the schedule Board of Commissioners meeting at the Huron-Clinton Metroparks Administrative Office, 13000 High Ridge Drive, Brighton, Michigan 48114.

Planning Documents for Public Review

ADA Transition Plan

Stormwater Management Plan

Master Plans

Huron-Clinton Metroparks Community Recreation Plan 2018-2022


Nina Kelly, AICP, Chief of Planning and Development
(810) 494-6043

Tim Phillips, Park Planner
(810) 494-6022

Jason Bibby, AICP, System Planner
(810) 494-6031

Katie KowalskiVolunteer Services Supervisor
(810) 494-6020

Janet Vandewinkle, Grant Writer/Recreation Programs Coordinator
(810) 494-6017

Michelle NicholsGrant Writer
(810) 494-6012

Leah DeasyPlanning Aide
(810) 494-6032

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