Parks and Recreation Commission
Chairperson: Tanya Buckelew
Vice Chairperson: Robert Ebmeyer
Secretary: Bonnie Reno
Road Commissioner: John Michalec/Mike Constine
Drain Commissioner: Tony Newman
County Commissioner: Jeffrey Bartz
General Members: Robert Downer, Joe Decaire, Nancy Zdunic, Larry Johnson
Superintendent of Buildings & Grounds:
Shiawassee County is home to seven parks, five of which are nestled along the banks of the Shiawassee River. More than 50 combined acres of mixed woodlands, lowlands, bluffs, and woodland prairie offer numerous opportunities for hiking, fishing, canoeing, and family gatherings in the warm months or cross-country skiing and sledding during the winter. Amidst the beauty of our parks find pavilions, picnic tables, grills, play equipment, horse shoe pits, sand volleyball courts, trails, and viewing decks.
Shiawassee County Parks provide citizens with accessible and convenient places to relax and recreate close to home. Although no formal programming exists, we invite individuals, families, scouts, schools, and churches to utilize our numerous pavilions with cooking facilities available for rent from Memorial Weekend through Labor Day weekend and beyond as weather permits.
Please contact Buildings & Grounds at (989) 743-2220 to inquire about reserving a pavilion in the parks.
The mission of the Shiawassee County Parks & Recreation Commission is to provide clean and safe parks and green spaces for the residents and visitors of Shiawassee County.
- Promote and develop a county wide outdoor recreation resource.
- Provide residents opportunities to enjoy recreational activities in natural settings.
- Promote public awareness of the county park system.
- Strive to improve existing facilities and seek opportunities for future development.
- Preserve, enhance and protect our open green spaces and natural water-ways for future generations.
Geeck Road - Map
Spend a day at this secret hide-away of grassy river lowland on a lazy loop of the Shiawassee River. Find a pavilion, several free standing picnic tables with grills, and a canoe launch.
Henderson Park - Map
Enjoy 28 acres of ancient oaks and mixed hardwoods standing high on riverside bluffs and Shiawassee River bottomlands amidst spring wildflowers or autumn leaves. Henderson Park’s facilities include 3 pavilions with playgrounds, numerous free-standing picnic tables with grills, two ball fields, horse shoe pits, trails, a bluff overlook, restroom facilities, and potable water. Canoe access and a primitive boat launch can also be found at the east end of the park.
Kerby Park - Map
Located at the five points east of Corunna, Kerby Park includes the former Kerby School and is home to three pavilions as well as a playground, numerous free-standing picnic tables with grills, a sand volleyball court, an open field play area, and restrooms. No potable water available.
Lytle Road - Map
Admire the beauty of seasonal wildflowers as you enjoy a quick lunch or a lazy day of fishing at this small wayside on the Shiawassee River. Find two picnic tables with grills and a canoe launch at this Shiawassee favorite.
These 6 acres located on either side of the historic Shiatown Dam include the Old Shiawassee Town Square as well as woodland prairies and a diverse collection of trees. Find trails, two pavilions with play areas, numerous free-standing picnic tables with grills, horse shoe pits, pit toilets, and potable water. Canoe access can be found on the east side of the park.
Pinegrove (currently decommissioned)
Some of the best small-mouth bass fishing in the state has been reported at the base of Pinegrove’s towering bluffs. We have high hopes for the future of this park.
Davis Park (currently decommissioned)
Look for this triangle of land north of Vernon between M-71 and the railroad when it becomes the perfect spot to rest up on your journey down the rail-trail.