Michigan has a rich history in military service to our nation, our states, and our communities. In gratitude, The Huron-Clinton Metroparks will waive vehicle entry fees and boat launch fees on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11, 2016. The director of the Metroparks, George Phifer, sees this as a way to give back to those who have done so much. “If you think about all the sacrifices our service members make, how much their families are asked to give, opening our parks just seems like the right thing to do,” Phifer says.
It’s not only veterans and current service men and women who can take advantage of the free entry. The Metroparks is inviting all community members to enjoy the day. “You’d be hard pressed to find a Michigan resident who doesn’t have a friend or family member who has served,” says Phifer. “This day is for everyone to celebrate together, so park entry is free to everyone on that day.”
The Metroparks will, again, waive vehicle entry fees and boat launch fees on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 24, 2016 and again on Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25, 2016. Director Phifer sees this as the perfect opportunity for people to check out one the thirteen parks within the Huron-Clinton Metroparks system. “Most people have their own personal favorite when it comes to the Metroparks, and it’s usually the one that’s closest to where they live. Some people may not know that we have thirteen parks and that each park has its own unique personality with things to offer,” he says. “The waived entry is especially great for people who have never been to one of our parks or who haven’t been to one in a while.”
For more information, call the Huron-Clinton Metroparks at 1-800-477-2757.