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Recreation Plans

island_park_2009.jpgThe Michigan Department of Natural Resources requires communities to have a DNR-approved recreation plan in order to qualify for DNR Recreation Grant programs. Recreation Plans are valid for a five year period. NEMCOG staff works with local communities to create recreation plans as well as assists these communities with the grant application process. There are many steps involved in creating a DNR-approved recreation plan, and NEMCOG staff works closely with Planning Commissions and Recreation Boards to guide them through the process as well as to create the plan itself.

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Recreation Plan News

Nov 22, 2021
Please help Otsego County plan for their recreational facilities by taking this short recreation survey! Click to access survey. 
Dec 7, 2020
The City of Alpena has worked with NEMCOG to update the Recreation Plan for submission to the DNR. The Recreation Plan draft is available for public review. Please click below to more...
Nov 30, 2020
The Charter Township of AuSable is creating a Recreation Plan to submit to the DNR to become eligible for grant funding. The draft Recreation Plan is available for public review for more...
Feb 6, 2020
The Northeast Michigan Council of Governments (NEMCOG) is assisting Alcona County with updating their Recreation Plans.  A Recreation Plan contains future plans for recreational facilities within Alcona County. Communities are required to more...