Michigan Association of County Parks and Recreation Officials (MACPRO)
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About Us

The Michigan Association of Parks and Recreation Officials was formed in the early 1970s. Some of the "founding" members were Genesee, Kent, Oakland, Macomb, Ingham, Mecosta and Saginaw Counties.

Our organization provides county parks and recreation agencies and their staff with a sounding board to develop a common voice for issues related to provision of services, programs and facilities at the county level about the State of Michigan.

Our membership includes 33 out of the 83 counties. Meetings are held quarterly and currently rotate throughout the southern half of Lower Michigan. The annual business meeting is held as part of the Michigan Parks and Recreation Association Annual Conference and Trade Show.


MACPRO exists to serve the interests and well-being of county government sponsored park and recreation lands, facilities, and programs across the State of Michigan. It does this through member education, partnering with others of similar interests, legislative advocacy, networking, and promoting awareness and use of county outdoor recreation facilities by Michigan citizens.

Intrested in finding nearby parks?

Featured Park: John Graves Lodge
Newaygo County Parks and Recreation
Newaygo County Parks and its recreation partner the Newaygo Community Recreation Authority are happy to once again offer the historic John Graves Lodge for group rental. The lodge is located behind the Newaygo County Park and Recreation Department Administrative Offices and the Newaygo County Welcome Center at 4684 Evergreen Drive (M-37). Overlooking Little Placid Lake, the lodge features accessible restrooms and has a maximum occupancy of 80 people.
Contact Info:
By Phone:
(231) 652-9298 Ext. 11
(231) 652-9750 (Fax)

John Graves Lodge

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