Parks & Recreation Department

  • Our parks are open to the public every day from 8 AM - Dusk.
  • CDC guidelines for social distancing need to be followed by our guests.

While we appreciate the ability to remain an essential health and wellness outlet for the community, we must also do our part in conjunction with the public to keep our parks open. The more misuse and overcrowding concerns are raised, the likelihood more amenities and park closures become a reality.

Thank you,
Parks Administration.

Timber Trails 5K LinkSunday, October 11, 2020 - 9:00am, Eaton County Parks and Recreation will host the third Timber Trails 5K at scenic Fitzgerald Park. This run/walk event is routed on a slightly challenging course with ranging elevations over grass, gravel roads, and wooded trails. A perfect way for outdoor lovers to enjoy a brisk fall morning in one of the most beautiful parks in Mid-Michigan. Proceeds from the event will benefit trail development within Eaton County Parks. All ages are encouraged to join!

Virtual and In-Person race options are available!

Registration is available through and includes a Timber Trails 5k race shirt.  Awards and medals will be presented to the top participants from their respective groups. Special group pricing is available, so grab your friends and family and sign up together!

Creating a Memorable Outdoor Experience

The Eaton County Parks and Recreation Department exists to provide quality outdoor recreational opportunities and facilities through protection of natural, cultural and historical resources, environmental education and interpretive programming, and preservation of green space.

2021 Annual Passes Are Now Available!

The 2021 Annual Passes are available for purchase at the Administrative Office located at Fitzgerald Park, Grand Ledge. You may also purchase a pass at the gatehouses or through the self pay stations located at Fitzgerald Park, Fox Park, and Lincoln Brick Park. If you use the self-pay stations, the pass will be mailed to your home once it is received at the office.

  • Resident Annual Pass $20
  • Resident Senior Pass (60+) $15
  • Non-Resident Pass $25
  • Non-Resident Senior Pass (60+) $202021 Annual Pass

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