Michigan Department of Natural Resources Invites the Public to Celebrate 90 Years of State Parks on June 20

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Michigan Department of Natural Resources Invites the Public to Celebrate 90 Years of State Parks on June 20 The Department of Natural Resources is planning an official 90th anniversary celebration for Michigan state parks on Saturday, June 20, with activities at more than 70 state parks and recreation areas being planned, including an official, simultaneous cake-cutting ceremony at 4 p.m.

“All of the parks have been working very hard to plan special events to celebrate the 90th anniversary this year,” said DNR Director Rebecca Humphries. “It will be my pleasure to join staff at Sleepy Hollow State Park to kick off this year-long celebration. I look forward to preserving our prestigious Michigan state parks and recreation areas for us to enjoy today and for our future generations to enjoy.”

“There will be a wide variety of events to pique the interest of park visitors and outdoor enthusiasts,” said Ron Olson, chief of the DNR Parks and Recreation Division. “It will be a perfect opportunity to GO-Get Outdoors, visit your state parks, recreation areas and boating facilities, and join us in celebrating 90 years of excellence.”

In addition to the June 20 anniversary events, state parks and recreation areas throughout the state will host over 400 events this year. Park visitors will find a variety of planned events to celebrate this special anniversary. From Old Thyme Days at Interlochen State Park to music festivals and fishing contests, history week at Ludington State Park, geocaching and native heritage days. As events are planned, they are posted on the GO-Get Outdoors Calendar of Events at www.michigan.gov/dnrgogetoutdoors.

For more information about events at state parks and recreation areas, contact the DNR Parks and Recreation Division at (517) 373-9900 or visit the GO-Get Outdoors Calendar.

All motor vehicles entering a state park or recreation area must display a Motor Vehicle Permit, available for purchase at the park entrance. Cost is $24 for a resident annual and $6 for a resident daily. A nonresident annual is $29 and a nonresident daily is $8.

GO-Get Outdoors and join us in celebrating the 90th anniversary of Michigan’s State Parks (1919-2009).