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Parks & Recreation

The Township has adopted a Parks and Recreation Plan that helps guide the decisions to be made over a five year period. The 2018-2023 Parks and Recreation Plan can be found here.

Garfield Township is proposing to amend their 2018-2023 Parks and Recreation Plan. A copy of the proposed changes can be found here. The Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing on May 14, 2019 6:00 p.m. to take comments on and consider recommending adoption of the first amendment to the 2018-2023 Parks and Recreation Plan.

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.  Looking for a longer walk hop onto the Buffalo Ridge Trail by accessing the Kids Creek Connector.


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 pavilions 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 ALL LOCAL PARKS, including Grand Traverse County Parks, City of Traverse City Parks, and Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy Parks.

This page last updated on 9/30/2019.

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