In recognition of the fact that Michigan’s park system has changed over time, and must continue to adapt to changes in resources, user interests, and facility needs, Governor Snyder issued Executive Order 2011-10, creating a Blue Ribbon Panel on State Parks and Outdoor Recreation. The Executive Order charges the panel with:

  • Identifying the role of state parks and importance of outdoor recreation areas
  • Providing a vision for the future of state parks
  • Recommending a strategy for the expansion and proper allocation of expected resources in order to meet the new vision of state parks
  • Proposing a vision and a strategy for future consideration aimed at creating stronger linkages between the state parks system and county and local parks to maximize use and cost efficiencies

A copy of the full report is available below.