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Parks & Recreation

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

   

ALERT:  This spring and summer ticks are expected to be bad ...

Due to Michigan's unseasonably warm and wet winter coupled with an early spring, experts from the National Pest Management Association said Michigan is predicted to see an influx of ticks.  The following tips will help you avoid ticks:

  • Don't stray from the trail
  • Be extra vigilant in warmer months
  • Do a "tick check" after every outdoor outing
  • Shower within two hours after coming inside
  • Use insect repellent

    

TOWNSHIP PARKS

Garfield Township offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities in its parks.  Click on each link below to find out more information about that specific park.

 

Boardman Valley Nature Preserve

Grand Traverse Commons Natural Area

Kid's Creek Park

Miller Creek Nature Reserve

Silver Lake Recreation Area

 

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

 

TOWNSHIP TRAILS

If you are looking for a long walk or a bike ride, check out these trails located in Garfield Township:

 

Boardman Lake Trail

Buffalo Ridge Trail

Mall Trail

 

OTHER PARK FACILITIES LOCATED IN GARFIELD TOWNSHIP

Grand Traverse Conservation District Nature Center

Grand Traverse Natural Education Reserve

Hickory Hills Ski Area

Hickory Meadows

Historic Barns Park

Keystone Soccer Complex

Medalie Park

Mitchell Creek Nature Preserve

 

ALL LOCAL PARKS

Click here to view ALL LOCAL PARKS, including Garfield Township Parks, Joint Recreation Authority Parks, Grand Traverse County Parks, City of Traverse City Parks, and Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy Parks.

 

PARKS AND RECREATION MASTER PLAN

The Township has adopted a Parks and Recreation Plan to guide development of parks, trails, and recreation area.  The Plan includes a description and inventory of current parks, goals and objectives for the park system, and recommended improvements and implementation items over the next few years.  The Plan was created with the input of the public including through a community survey.

 

2018-2023 Parks and Recreation Master Plan - Adopted January 22, 2018

Amendment 1 - Adopted May 14, 2019

  

This page last updated on 9/15/2020.
 

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