Wexford County Parks and Recreation Plan
WELCOME TO THE WEXFORD COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION PLAN RESOURCE WEBPAGE!
Wexford County Parks and Recreation Plan - Public Comment Period 11/3-12/4
Please be advised that the Wexford County Parks and Recreation Plan 2024-2028 has been revised and updated, and is now available for public review and comment. The plan may be viewed digitally at nwm.org/wexfordrecplan or wexfordcounty.org. A paper copy may be reviewed at the Wexford County Administration office, 437 E. Division St. Cadillac, MI 49601 (Monday thru Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm). Comments will be accepted from Friday, November 3, 2023 to Monday, December 4, 2023, and can be sent to Mathew Cooke, Community Planner at Networks Northwest, at mathew.cooke@
Please click the picture below, or follow this link to access the draft Wexford County Parks and Recreation Plan.
This webpage contains all of the most recent information, resources, and documentation for the Wexford County Parks and Recreation Plan Development Process.
The development of the Wexford County Parks and Recreation Plan is occurring over an eight to twelve-month period from the beginning of January 2023. During this time, public input will be solicited in a variety of ways to capture the needs of the County residents. A public input survey will be released for input in March which will help aid the development of three (3) community pop-up events around the County. Networks Northwest will also be working with Cadillac Area Public Schools to solicit input from school-aged children during two (2) school sessions. As the plan is developed, there will be a Community Open House event and the opportunity to provide comments on the draft plan during the required public comment period and public hearing.
The Wexford County Buildings and Recreation Committee is the body that will help guide the Parks and Recreation Plan process and development. These meetings are open to the public and offer the opportunity to provide input, typically at the beginning and end of a meeting. Information on the Wexford County Buildings and Recreation Committee can be found here.
Documents and Maps
Please note that an updated draft will be posted following the November 2, 2023 Wexford County Recreation and Buildings Committee meeting.
2023 Wexford County Parks and Recreation Survey - CLOSED 8/31/2023
The 2023 Wexford County Parks and Recreation Survey is now closed for response as of September 1, 2023. The results of the survey can be found here.
Wexford County Public Input Sessions
Three (3) community pop-up session opportunities will be hosted to assist with the development of the plan. Additionally, one (1) community open house will be held towards the end of summer 2023. The purpose of this open house will primarily be to develop the goals and objectives and the action plan. Information, dates, and locations are posted below.
Community Open House: Cadillac Wexford Public Library - Thursday, September 28, 2023 - 4:00 pm to 6:45 pm Community Pop-up Session: Wexford Senior Expo - Thursday, September 28, 2023 - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Community Pop-up Session: Cadillac Northern District Fair - Saturday, August 19, 2023 - 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm Community Pop-up Session: Buckley Old Engine Show - Friday, August 18, 2023 - 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm Community Pop-up Session: Cadillac Freedom Festival Car Show - Saturday, July 7, 2023, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Community Pop-up Session: Manton Market and Music - Friday, June 9, 2023, from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Wexford County Parks and Recreation Plan Project Timeline
Parks and Recreation Plan Contact:
Mathew Cooke, Community Planner
600 E. Front Street Ste. 205
Traverse City, Michigan 49686
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- Ty Wessell, Leelanau County Commissioner