Winter Solstice Hike (Sunday, December 20th, 2016; 3pm-5pm)
Enjoy a beautiful hike along the lakeshore as the winter season begins. The Winter Solstice marks the turning point when days begin to get longer and the sun starts to return to the Northern Hemisphere. This program is FREE, but there is a vehicle entry fee for the park. Email email@example.com for more details.
Ice Fishing Kids' Seminar (January 2016- Date TBD)
The first hour of this seminar will be spent indoors with professional ice fishers for a safety seminar and fishing demonstration. The next hour will be spent out on the ice with the staff to catch some fish! Parents are REQUIRED to be on the ice with children. Registration is FREE, but there is a vehicle entry fee for the park. Registration can be found online or can be done by sending in the registration form. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Outdoor Board Game Olympics (Saturday, January 30th, 2016; 10am-2pm)
Looking for a fun and family-friendly way to combat the winter blues? Join us for our inaugural Outdoor Board Game Olympics, coinciding with Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation’s Winter Fest. The Olympics will have you competing in a life-size board game competition & indoor board games, along with fun crafts, a Candy Land scavenger hunt, and a hot cocoa tasting! Compete, conquer the Candy Cane Forest, win prizes and create lasting memories. Cost is $5/person or $18/family of 4 and $2 per additional member. Registration can be found online or can be done by sending in the registration form. Email email@example.com for more details. A vehicle entry fee for the park will be charged on the day of the event.
12th Annual Ice Fishing Derby (Saturday, February 13th, 2016; 7am-5pm)
Join us for a fun-filled day of competition and prizes! Catch Northern Pike, Blue Gill, Bass and Crappie. Gift cards and other prizes for winners of the “Longest Northern Pike” & “Longest Pan fish”. Bring your own bait. No alcohol, ATV’s or snowmobiles. Cost is as follows: Pre-registration- $10 for adults, $5 for kids 12 and under, Event Day Registration- $15 for adults, $10 for kids 12 and under. Registration fee includes lunch. Registration can be found online or by sending in the registration form. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. A vehicle entry fee for the park will be charged on the day of the event.
Cordgrass Marsh Walk (Saturday, February 13th, 2016; 2pm-4pm)
Venture through ice and snow to cross the marsh. Look at weland plants, such as cattail and water dock, and search for mink and coyote tracks and more. This program is great for children, and will meet in the Blue Heron Bay parking lot. The program is FREE, but there will be a vehicle entrance fee for the park. Email email@example.com for more details.
Family Campout (Saturday, September 10th- Sunday, September 11th, 2016; Times TBD)
Details to follow.
Park It and Run! 5k (Saturday, October 1st, 2016; 8:30am)
Come support your local county parks by registering for the Park It and Run! 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Kids’ Run/Walk! The 5K and 1 mile courses are perfect for the beginner, intermediate, and advanced runner/walker! The course is set in beautiful Independence Lake County Park. Registration starts March 1st and runs through October 1st. Special early bird registration prices for those who register by September 17th. Vehicle admission to Independence Lake County Park required. Visit the Park It and Run! 5k website for more details. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.