Parks & Recreation

Otsego Lake County Park

Otsego Lake County Park Reservations

Otsego Lake County Park Special Events

Irontone Springs

Wah Wah Soo

Libke Fields

Otsego County Community Center

Louis M. Groen Nature Preserve Snowshoeing

Otsego County and Elmira Township Recreation Plan Available for Public Review

September 14, 2016 – The Northeast Michigan Council of Governments (NEMCOG) is assisting Otsego County and Elmira Township with updating their 5-Year Recreation Plan. A draft of the plan will be available for public review and comment for the next 30 days at the Otsego County Library Reference Desk and at Written comments may be submitted to Stephanie Loria, Northeast Michigan Council of Governments, P.O. Box 457, Gaylord, MI 49734.

The Recreation Plan identifies goals, objectives, and action items for improving recreational opportunities in Otsego County and Elmira Township. Communities are required to have a current, 5-Year, MDNR-approved Recreation Plan in order to qualify for recreation grant funding from the MDNR.




Mailing Address

225 W. Main St. Gaylord, MI 49735 

Otsego Lake County Park

1657 County Park Rd.

Phone: (989)732-6521

Kyle Ryan, Parks & Recreation Director

Arnie Quay, Parks & Recreation Coordinator

Otsego County Parks & Recreation Website


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Otsego County Parks and Recreation Commission

Dave Baragrey, President; Scott Courterier, Vice President; Randy Stults, Secretary; Doug Johnson, Otsego Co. Board of Commission; Bill Holewinski, Otsego Co. Road Commission; Judy Jarecki, Otsego Co. Planning Commission; Butch Fleming, Abel Cruz, Tom Johnson, and Bonny Miller.

2016 Meeting Schedule

January 11th, Otsego County Building, Room 100

February 8th, Otsego County Building, Room 100

March 14th, Otsego County Building, Room 100

April 11th, Otsego County Building, Room 100

May 9th, Otsego County Building, Room 100

June 13th, Otsego Lake County Park

July 11th, Otsego Lake County Park

August 8th, Irontone Springs

September 12th Otsego Lake County Park

October 10th, Otsego County Building, Room 100

November 14th, Otsego County Building, Room 100

December 12th, Otsego County Building, Room 100

The Otsego County Parks and Recreation Commission meets the 2nd Monday of every month at 6:00p.m. All meetings are open to the public. Public Comment on all non-agenda items should be presented at the beginning of the meeting where provided during the agenda item for public comment(Article VI, section 9). Public comment on agenda items shall only be given during the public comment period of the agenda item. Public comment is at the beginning of the meeting so the Commission can hear concerns and questions before acting on an issue (Article VI, section 9) The deadline to add items to the Commission’s meeting agenda shall be seven business days prior to the next regularly scheduled Commission meeting (Article VI, section 13). In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with physical limitations that may tend to restrict access to or participation in this meeting should contact the Otsego County Building at (989) 731-7520 at least twelve (12) hours prior to the scheduled start of the meeting.  

Otsego County Community Recreation Plan 2012-2016

Otsego County Community Recreation Plan

2012-2016 Otsego County Community Recreation Plan 2012-2016 – Amendments added 1-28-14

2012-2016 Otsego County Community Recreation Plan 2012-2016 – Amendments added 2-11-16

Department Information

Parks & Recreation Establishing Resolution

Parks & Recreation Re-establishment Resolution 1/24/12

Parks & Recreation Commission Bylaws

Adult Waiver Form

Student Waiver Form

Special Event Application Form

Freedom of Information Act

FOIA Policies, Procedures, Guidelines, Forms Print and send completed FOIA request to: Administration

Board Meeting Schedule

2016 Meetings  

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