2019 Update - Parks, Recreation, and Non-Motorized Plan

Come to the next Open House and help us plan the future of our parks system!


Saturday, December 14, 2019
10am - 2pm

City Hall - Maple Room (2nd Floor)
201 W. Ash Street
Mason, MI 48854

 The City of Mason is preparing an update to our five-year Parks, Recreation, and Non-Motorized Plan (the Plan).  We need your help to make some important decisions about the future. Here are some of the questions we wish to answer:

  • Do we have the right type of park facilities for our community members’ needs?
  • Are our parks accessible, inclusive and multi-generational?
  • Are our parks the right size – too small or too big?
  • Do we have parks in the right locations? If not, where do we need them?
  • Do our non-motorized facilities provide safe access to destinations throughout the city including parks, trails, schools, and commercial areas?
  • Are we utilizing existing public parking areas efficiently to serve both the recreational and commercial needs of our community?
  • Where are the opportunity areas to create more parking that supports utilization by our recreation, non-motorized and commercial areas?
  • How do we pay for it all?

Our Plan will support the necessary policy and budget decisions we need to make to achieve our goals for the future. The Plan also helps us communicate with our regional partners like the Ingham County Road Department, Michigan Department of Transportation, and Michigan Department of Natural Resources so that we can coordinate projects and qualify for grants to support our decisions.

Ways you can make your voice heard:

  • Come to the Open House, December 14, 2019, 10am - 2pm, review information, take the survey, and talk to us in-person.
  • Take the survey!  We are collecting input through our online survey – click here. It will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Your feedback is important and we appreciate your time on this.
  • Sign up for email -  Click here to sign up for email updates on the progress of the plan and opportunities to provide feedback.
View materials displayed at the recent City Open House held on October 12, 2019:

Please note: If you participated in previous public meetings regarding Laylin Park (2017) or Bond Park (2018), we still have your comments and will be sure to incorporate those into the plan as well.