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  • Dino F. Bucci Jr
  • Betty Slinde
  • Timothy M. Malone
  • Phillip A. DiMaria
  • Sandra Swayne
  • Anthony J. Lipinski
  • Clarice Squillace
  • Ruthie Stevenson
  • Vacant (SEMCOG rep)
  • Fran Gillett, Road Commission
  • Anthony Marrocco, Public Works Commissioner
Macomb county parks

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Macomb County is often noted for its recreational opportunities, particularly its access to inland lakes and Lake St. Clair. Macomb County is home to more than 130 parks covering 12,000 acres managed by the state, regional, county, and local government. There are four major public parks in the County and our new linear park, the Macomb Orchard Trail, where people can enjoy a vast array of year-round recreational activities. County residents are never far from leisure facilities. These major parks include:

Freedom Hill County Park

Freedom Hill County Park is 100 acres of spacious grounds with two outdoor pavilions, picnic areas, a playscape, a nature trail and an outdoor Amphitheatre. Many folks visit the park to picnic, play at the playscape, enjoy the open space, or connect to the Freedom Trail.

Macomb Orchard Trail

This up and coming hike and bike path is a 24-mile linear park that starts at 24 Mile Road and Dequindre in Shelby Township and travels northeast to the City of Richmond. Phase I consists of 7.5 miles through Shelby and Washington Townships is now open and once completed the trail will link to 180 miles of trails in southeast Michigan.

Metro Beach Metropark - (586) 463-4581

The 770-acre Metro Beach offers 1.25 miles of Lake St. Clair frontage. Facilities include a large lake beach area, swimming pool with water slides, “Squirt Zone” spray park, tot lot and play areas, picnic areas and shelters, three marinas, day sail area, nature center, a nature interpretive area, a paved hike/bike trail, boat launch, an 18-hole par 3 golf course and an 18-hole adventure golf course. An open-air pavilion offers day and evening concerts during the summer months. In the winter, park users enjoy ice-fishing, ice skating, and cross-country skiing, weather permitting.

Stony Creek Metropark - (586) 781-4242

Built around the 500-acre Stony Creek Lake in gently rolling terrain, this 4,461-acre metropark offers many recreational activities, including nine large picnic areas, an 18-hole championship golf course, nature center, a nature interpretive area, 24-hole disc golf course, two swimming beaches, play areas, boat launch, and boat rentals. Ten miles of paved roads and over six miles of hike/bike trails provide scenic tours. Winter visitors can enjoy cross-country skiing, sledding, and ice-skating.

Wolcott Mill Metropark - (586) 749-5997

Here you can visit farm animals, step back in time at a historic grist mill or play 18 holes of golf. This 2,625 acre park, which also includes Camp Rotary, is located along the banks of the North Branch of the Clinton River in Ray Township, in north central Macomb County.


Macomb County offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities. It has 31 miles of shoreline and over 100 marinas. There are nearly 40 golf courses and a variety of other recreational centers including ice and in-line skating arenas, and a skateboard track that attracts national competitions. Relaxing…fun…educational…Macomb County offers an activity to suit everyone. From warm weather activities like swimming and golfing, to fall activities like hiking, cider, apple orchards, and canoeing, to winter activities like sledding and ice fishing, Macomb County has it all.

Check out the Macomb County Attractions Map below to find the perfect recreational activity for you and yours.

In addition, many Macomb County communities have recreational activities especially for seniors. These centers are operated by the individual communities and feature recreational opportunities of interest to seniors. To see a list of centers, click on Macomb County Senior Services Senior Center Listing.


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