The Metroparks hike/bike paths provide access to beautiful scenery and often lead to fine natural vistas. So why don’t we call these “nature” trails? Simply, in the eyes of wildlife, some areas have more nature than others.
By Nina Kelly, Manager of Planning
Since 2016, Huron-Clinton Metroparks planners have been working diligently to develop specific 10-year master plans for each park. The Board of Commissioners approved the Indian Springs plan at their regular January meeting, and staff will request approval of the Lake Erie plan in February. We encourage you to share your opinion on Willow and Oakwoods, as a joint planning process is currently underway for these two parks. Please visit the Planning Department page of the Metroparks website to answer a short survey and get details on upcoming public meetings!
Also new on the Planning Department page is the 2018-2022 Huron-Clinton Metroparks Community Recreation Plan as adopted by the Board of Commissioners in September 2017 and approved this month by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
Facilitated by the Planning Department in collaboration with graphic designers, maintenance staff, community building officials, County road commissions, and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), the Metroparks have been implementing a major wayfinding system overhaul and update. Join us to learn about successes and challenges of this project at a pre-conference session of the 2018 mParks Conference & Trade Show in Detroit in early February.