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.

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Featured Park: For-Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum
Genesee County Parks
For-Mar is 383 acres, with 7 miles of hiking trails. Jogging and biking are permitted on the gravel service drive only. Pets are not allowed. Cross country skiing is permitted when the terrain is frozen and there is a 3" accumulation of snow. Please remember that snow accumulation on the ground is not an indicator of frozen terrain. For dates and times facilities will be open for these activities, please call the main office; trails are not groomed. For-Mar now has a designated picnic area. A trail signage project was completed in 2008.
Contact Info:
By Phone:
(800) 648-PARK
(810) 736-7100

For-Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum

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