Parks & Green Space Commission

About the Commission

The Green Space Commission was created in December 2000 by the Clinton County Board of Commissioners to serve as the PA 261 Parks and Recreation Commission for Clinton County.

The Green Space Commission facilitated the development of the Park, Recreation and Open Space Plan and currently implements the 9 goals listed in the action program. On December 19, 2014 the Board of Commissioners adopted an updated Final Plan for 2015-2019 (PDF).

The Commission was renamed to Parks and Green Space Commission in 2010 to more accurately reflect of the scope of its activities. The first County Park to be established is Motz County Park, which the County celebrated the grand opening on June 12, 2010.

Feedback Requested

The Clinton County Parks and Green Space Commission invites County residents and visitors to provide feedback on its draft Park, Recreation and Open Space Plan: 2020-2024. To submit comments, please email or call the coordinator at or 989-224-5128. Thank you!
Click HERE to view the draft.

Get Involved

Do you have project ideas for the Parks and Green Space Commission? The Parks and Green Space Commission welcomes your comments and suggestions. Do you want to get Parks and Green Space news and updates emailed to you? Send an email to Tom Olson to share your comments and suggestions or to be added to the distribution list. Our mailing address is:
Parks and Green Space Commission
100 E State Street
Suite 1500
St. Johns, MI 48879

For More Information

If you would like to contact Tim Machowicz, Chairman of the Parks and Green Space Commission, you may reach him by cell at 517-388-2505 or at work at 517-243-1010.

Mission Statement

Identify, acquire, develop and maintain a vibrant county park system that improves the quality of life in Clinton County. The system will include non-motorized trails and natural resource based parks of countywide significance that complement existing public and private park, recreation and open space opportunities, anticipate future growth and development and help maintain the county's rural character.