Parks Department - Department History

Home Page Button


Local and county leaders organized the Eaton County Parks and Recreation Department in 1970

following several years of study. Olivet College, the Eaton County Farm Bureau, and the Michigan State

University Cooperative Extension Service sponsored community resource development seminars in

1967, 1968, and 1969. Out of these studies came a recommendation to organize a County Parks and

Recreation Department. A commission of ten members, appointed by the Eaton County Board of

Commissioners (then called Board of District Supervisors) was created under Public Act 261 of the

Public Acts of 1965 State of Michigan as amended.


Go to top