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The Huron-Clinton Metroparks is now seeking applicants for the “Summer Fun” grant for summer 2019. A “Summer Fun” grant provides lunch, transportation and facility use at a Metropark for non-profit organizations and public institutions who serve undeserved youth or seniors living within Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne Counties. Groups will choose their day’s adventure at a participating Metropark, with free admission at a participating Metropark recreational and/or educational facility. 

Grant Includes:

  • Bus transportation – we will reimburse your organization for up to $500/bus
  • Lunch (hot dog, chips and water)
  • Facility use (choice of water facility, farm or nature center)

*Please note: private vehicles are still subject to standard Metropark entry fees. These fees cannot be reimbursed.

Application Process:

  • Complete the online application
  • Receive application confirmation
  • Upon selection receive communication from Community Outreach Interpreter
Apply Now!

For Questions:

NOTE: Please reference Summer Fun Grant when calling or emailing.

Available Activities:

Kensington Metropark, Milford, MI:

Splash ‘n’ Blast: Coast down two, 240-foot twisted water slides or romp through the spray ground with palm trees, serpents and cannons that spray water at Kensington Metropark’s Splash ‘n’ Blast. Waterslide riders must be 42” tall or higher.

Island Queen: Enjoy a leisurely cruise on Kent Lake aboard the Island Queen III, Kensington Metropark’s 46-passenger pontoon boat. You will be charmed by nature’s sights and sounds as you tour the picturesque lake and explore the many islands and bays while discovering the history of the park.

Kensington Nature Center:  Experience the wildlife of Kensington Metropark from the comfort of the Nature Center with up-close live animal encounters. Fascinating facts about such animals as birds of prey and reptiles will be shared in an entertaining and interactive presentation.

Kensington Farm Center:  Take in the sights, smells and sounds of life on the farm and meet live farm animals like chickens, sheep, cattle and draft horses up-close as you take part in a guided hands-on program around the farm.

Lower Huron Metropark, Belleville, MI:

Turtle Cove:  Enjoy Lower Huron Metropark’s Family Aquatic Center, where you can zip down two waterslides, drift along a lazy river, get soaked under the 300-gallon dumping bucket, and wade into the zero-depth entry pool with lap lanes.

Lake Erie Metropark, Brownstown, MI:

Great Wave Pool:  Take a plunge into the “Great Wave” wave action pool at Lake Erie Metropark where you can hold steady and practice your balance against three-foot waves, enjoy the new spray area with ground sprays and dumping water features, or just relax in the sun next to the water.

Marshlands Museum:  At the Lake Erie Marshlands Museum, you are invited to explore the rich cultural and natural heritage of the Downriver/Lake Erie shore region through a guided tour with a Park Interpreter.  The history of waterfowl hunting will come to life through artifacts and photos featuring all phases from boats to decoys.

Lake St. Clair Metropark, Harrison Township, MI:

Swimming Pool: Enjoy a 50-meter swimming pool that features two water slides, areas for swimming, and an inflatable obstacle course and climbing walls.

Nature Center:  The Nature Center at Lake St. Clair Metropark features displays on wetlands, waterfowl, live animals and the historical use of the area by the French Voyageurs.  Meet some of the center’s live animals with the help of a Park Interpreter.

Summer Fun Application

Learn 2019
Please select activities your group is interested in doing. Please note not all activities will be available on select days.
Please select activities your group is interested in doing. Please note not all activities will be available on select days.
Please select activities your group is interested in doing. Please note not all activities will be available on select days.
Please select activities your group is interested in doing. Please note not all activities will be available on select days.
Please select activities your group is interested in doing. Please note not all activities will be available on select days.
Please select activities your group is interested in doing. Please note not all activities will be available on select days.
NOTE: Each bus typically transports up to 50 people. Your organization will need to contact the transportation company of your choice and pay for the bus rental. The “Summer Fun” grant will reimburse your organization up to $500 per bus for transportation costs. Your organization may use the transportation company of your choice.
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