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Parks & Recreation

2012 Parks and Recreation Master Plan as Amended 

First Amendment to Park Master Plan - Silver Lake Park Development Plan (Appendix I)


Second Amendment to Park Master Plan - Boardman River Trail and Amended Acquisition Plan (Appendix J)

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Looking to get outside? There's a variety of public parkland for your enjoyment in Garfield Township!


What type of park are you looking for? Maybe a walk along a cool stream after a shopping excursion? Check out Kid's Creek Park, behind Kohl's, or the Miller Creek Nature Reserve, behind Walmart and Home Depot.


Need to get some hiking and nature watching in? You are sure to enjoy the Grand Traverse Commons Natural Area.


You can scratch your itch for fishing, hunting, and miles of hiking at the Boardman Valley Nature Preserve.


Just want to throw a Frisbee, bring the kids to a playground, or have a cookout for your family reunion? Silver Lake Recreation Area is just the spot.


You may reserve park facilities such as ball fields, tennis courts, and picnic pavillions by submitting a Park Reservation Application.

Please see the links to the left for more detailed descriptions and maps of each of our Parks, along with a description of the Recreational Authority and links to other local parks facilities.


Click here to view a MAP OF ALL LOCAL PARKS, including Grand Traverse County Parks, City of Traverse City Parks, and Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy Parks.

View Garfield Township Parks in a larger map
This page last updated on 6/28/2016.

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