The Planning Division of Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission consists of a team of professionals with diverse backgrounds in landscape architecture, urban planning, interior design, historic preservation, wildlife biology, and land management. Using an interdisciplinary approach to projects, responsibilities include:
- Public engagement
- Intergovernmental coordination and collaboration
- Project and construction management
- Facility planning and development
- Master plan development
- GIS data collection
- Natural areas management
Learn about active enhancement projects at Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission facilities.
The Connecting Communities grant program is designed to assist Washtenaw County communities develop and enhance the non-motorized transportation network. The program is supported by the four-year Road and Trails Millage (2016).
Browse maps available from the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission.
Master plan documents produced by the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission can be found here.
More than forty-six years ago, the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission (WCPARC) held its first meeting. The Commission’s land base at the time consisted of five roadside parks, and undeveloped land in Lyndon Township. One of the Commission’s first tasks was to create a five-year Parks and Recreation Master Plan. Since that time, the park system has grown to include more than 8,000 acres of land, including over 40 nature preserves and parks. Every five years, the Commission updates the Parks and Recreation Master Plan to identify priorities and remain eligible for State of Michigan recreation grants.