Special Events

2014- 2015 Special Events

 

ALL ONLINE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE AT paksonline.ewashtenaw.org

Holiday Nature Crafts- Saturday, December 6th, 2014

2pm-4pm.  Take a short hike to gather natural materials and spend an afternoon creating holiday ornaments by the fire.  Pinecones, twigs and berries, glitter and hot drinks provided!  Children Welcome.  Activity is free.  Vehicle entry fee required.  This activity will meet at the Meeting Room.

Cordgrass Marsh Walk- Sunday, January 11th, 2015

2pm-4pm. Join naturalist Faye Stoner on this walk to the marsh.  If frozen, explore wetlands northeast of the lake and areas of the park that are quite challenging to access in the warmer months.  If wetland is not frozen, program will explore wetland edge.   Activity is free.   Vehicle entry fee required. This activity will start at the disc golf parking lot.

Kid's Ice Fishing Seminar- Satureday, January 24th, 2015

10am.  One hour fishing demonstration indoors by Frabill/Plano staff and then ice fishing with staff.  Parents are REQUIRED to be on the ice with children.  Please bring your own equipment if you are able.  Preregistration required.  Contact Lyla Ellens at ellensl@ewashtenaw.org or (734)449-4437 x 201 to register.  Activity is free.  Vehicle entry fee is required.  This activity will start at the Meeting Room.

11th Annual Ice Fishing Derby- Saturday, February 14th, 2015

7am-5pm. Registration begins at 7am. 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. Call (734) 449-4437 for more information. Entry Fee: $10 for adults, $5 for kids 12 & under; fee includes lunch. Pre-registration available online or by registration form as of January 1st.  Independence Lake Park, meet at Beach Center. Vehicle entry FREE today

Pancakes at The Park; A Father's Day Event- Sunday, June 21st, 2015

Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission presents “Pancakes at the Park; A Father’s Day Event”.  We would like to invite all families to honor that special father figure in their life and to enjoy a special day at Independence Lake.  After a provided pancake breakfast at 9:00am, families will explore our park with a guided activity at 10am.  Pre-Registration required, spaces limited.  More information coming soon...

Family Camp Out- Saturday, September 12th, 2015 through Sunday, September 13th, 2015

Spend the night with your family at Independence Lake County Park!  Tent set up is from 2pm-6pm on Saturday, September 12th.  Activities will be offered, including games, hikes, and a campfire.  Stay for a pancake breakfast in the morning from 7am-9am ($1 extra per person).  All tents must be taken down by 10am on Sunday, September 13th.  Children must be accompanied by an adult to attend.  Pre-registration required.  Please fill out our registration form and return it by fax (734-449-8507) or in person to our park office.  Cost is $7/person.

Park It and Run! 5K Run/ Walk and 1 Mile Kids' Run/Walk- Date TBD

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.  Visit www.parkitandrun.weebly.com for more information.

Would your organization like to be a Park It and Run! sponsor?  Check out our sponsorship opportunities to see if of our packages any are a good fit for you!

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