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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. 

2023 Wexford County Parks and Recreation Survey 

The 2023 Wexford County Parks and Recreation Survey is now available for response. The survey can be accessed by following this link. Survey results will be posted here when the survey is completed. 

Wexford County Public Input Sessions

Three (3) community pop-up session opportunities will be hosted to assist with the development of the plan. More information and dates and locations will be posted here as it develops. 

Mesick Mushroom Festival - Saturday, May 13, 2023, from Noon to 3:00 pm

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. More information and a date and location will be posted as it develops. 

Documents and Maps

Draft documents and maps will be posted as they become available.

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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Our Township greatly benefits from Network Northwest's experience, depth of knowledge and understanding. Because they work with so many diverse communities in our ten-county region they understand the local land-use issues and are already working on solutions by the time we realize we need some help.
- Susan Odom, Chair, Suttons Bay Township Planning Commission