Washtenaw County has received more than $4.3 million from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund. MNRTF acquisition grants have funded the purchase of land for the creation of Pierce Lake County Park, the expansion of Park Lyndon County Park for resource protection and passive outdoor recreation, the purchase of 54.17 acres of urban nature area to connect two nature preserves, and the acquisition of land for Parker Mill County Park. Trust Fund development grants funded the development of a wave-action pool, water playground, twin-flume water slide, turf decks and sand play areas at Rolling Hills County Park, as well as universally accessible amenities including playground equipment, a picnic pavilion, an observation treehouse, fishing dock, and a pier at the park’s three-acre spring pond, as well as signage and trail improvements.
“The MNRTF grant program underscores the importance of partnerships in bringing high-quality recreation amenities to the residents of Washtenaw County and other local communities dealing with limited resources. Washtenaw County is fortunate to have received numerous Trust Fund grants over the years, contributing to the success of our award-winning park system.”
– Robert L. Tetens, Director, Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation