Michigan Association of County Parks and Recreation Officials (MACPRO)
Member Benefits
Members Only

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: Deer Creek Park
Ottawa County Parks
Tucked away at the mouth of Deer Creek, this 2-acre shadynook offers a peaceful retreat for fishing and picnicking. Facilities include a boat launch on the Grand River (smallboats only) and picnic tables. There are no entry or boatlaunch fees and it is not plowed during the winter.
Contact Info:
By Phone:
(616) 738-4810
(616) 738-4812 (Fax)

Deer Creek Park

Please direct questions or comments about this site to kelwert@lapeercounty.org