5 Year Master Plan

The intent of a community park and recreation plan is to create an inventory of existing facilities and resources, identify community recreation and open space needs, and set a plan of action for a five-year period. This plan is also referred to as a five-year recreation plan or open-space recreation plan. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources provides financial assistance to communities through its grant programs. A current DNR-approved community park and recreation plan is required to be eligible for Land and Water Conservation Fund, Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund and waterways grants. LWCF, MNRTF and RP grants can be used for the development of public outdoor recreation facilities, including support facilities. Recreation Passport grants can be used for indoor public recreation facilities. MNRTF is the only program that can be used for the acquisition of land for public recreation and for protection of land for environmental importance or scenic beauty. Waterways grants can be used for development of marinas and recreational boating facilities