New Year Changes

Happy New Year!  Amazing that it is 2013 when it seems like just yesterday the world was looking ahead to Y2K!  Looks like all is well once again!

As most of you know the Parks have been working with far less funding than in past years.  Budget reductions – I should say significant budget deductions began in 2010 when over 24% of  appropriation funding was eliminated. More decreases have followed each year and again in 2013.  This year, sadly the Parks Department has  lost one staff person who will be greatly missed.  Ingham County Parks have 12.5 full time employees and hire seasonal staff to help us manage busy times.  The parks are open 364 days a year from sun up to sun down.

Our promise to you remains the same; Parks that are EXCEPTIONAL in NATURE for all 4 SEASONS. We will continue to work to have the parks available routinely and to all citizens regardless of ability to pay.

The Friends of Ingham County Parks will be fundraising in 2013 to support our outstanding park system. Check out donor options on our web page friendsofinghamcountyparks.org We can use your help!  cropped-winter-forest-ipad-wallpaper1.jpg