Parks & Recreation

Otsego Lake County Park Irontone Springs

Wah Wah Soo Libke Fields

Otsego County Community Center

Louis M. Groen Nature Preserve Snowshoeing

2015 Tree Harvest at Louis M. Groen Nature Preserve

Spring/Summer 2015 Events

Minutes of the Parks & Recreation Board

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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Attendance at Community Center Programs

  • Playgroup – 100
  • Boyne Area Gymnastics 110
  • Volleyball 80
  • Bear Basketball – 200 players and 400 spectators
  • Flag Football  – 300
  • Indoor Tennis – 10
  • 6th Grade Students Rewards Programs – 150
  • After School Students – 75
  • February 2014 Rentals – 7 Parties approximately 200 people

Attendance at County Parks

  • Clean-up Weekend – 750
  • Sea Plane Fly-in – 1,000
  • Fireworks – 3,500
  • Halloween Weekends – 2,000
  • The County Park has 35,000 visitors each summer.
  • Wah Wah Soo – 10,000 visitors
  • Irontone Springs – 2,550 visitors
  • Louis M. Groen Nature Preserve – 1500

It is estimated that 55,000 – 60,000 people visit Otsego County Parks & Recreation facilities each year.

Otsego County Parks and Recreation Commission

Dave Baragrey – President Scott Courterier, Vice President Pete Awrey – 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 Bonny Miller Arnie Quay – Parks & Rec. Coordinator Keri Swantek, Recording Secretary

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 Otsego County Community Recreation Plan 2012-2016 Proposed Amendments 12-15

Department Information

Parks & Recreation Establishing Resolution Parks & Recreation Re-establishment Resolution 1/24/12 Parks & Recreation Commission Bylaws Adult Waiver Form Student Waiver 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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