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Posted on: December 12, 2019

'Tis the Season to be Freezin'

Hunt for the Yeti

Winter is coming… and so is Washtenaw County Parks’ Annual Winter Fun Fest!  Celebrate the cold-weather season at parks and preserves throughout Washtenaw County.  Whether you like warming up by a fireplace or tromping through freshly fallen snow, there is something for everyone to enjoy!

Roll into the New Year with some exciting winter activities at Rolling Hills Park!  The Chamberlin Petting Zoo will be back for this year’s Snow Much Fun! on January 25.  Or, snap a photo on a hunt for the elusive Rolling Hills Eddie the Yeti at Hunt for the Yeti on February 9.

At Independence Lake Park on February 1, enjoy a Fireside Storytime, complete with a delicious cup of hot cocoa and story books galore! You can also sign up for the Kid's Ice Fishing Clinic and learn about winter fishing and safety practices. If you're already an expert at ice fishing, sign up for the Annual Ice Fishing Derby will take place at Independence Lake on February 8.

For those visiting Ann Arbor, Nelson Meade County Farm Park will be hosting it's Annual Ice Carving Festival on February 8.  Watch college teams compete to create beautiful works of art in the park!  The adjacent Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center will be hosting the Annual Daddy-Daughter Dance, February 15.  Dance the night away and create beautiful memories with the special little lady in your life.

Experience nature this season with naturalists-led programs.  Take in the beauty of the winter season with A Habitat Ramble on January 25 at the Leonard Preserve.

For a full listing of events and details, check out our Special Events page.  Registration required for Winter Fun Fest events at

Questions? Contact Hannah Cooley, [email protected] or (734)971-6337 x 319.

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