PARKS and RECREATION COMMISSION
Responsible for involving the citizens in recreational and cultural planning so that a wide variety of recreational needs are met.
To provide quality recreational opportunities for all residents and visitors to the County. To protect and maximize the existing resources of the County. To foster stewardship and partnership for the expansion of recreational resources for future community benefit.
Board Members (as of January, 2023)
Chairman: Ed Hoogterp
Vice Chairman: Charles Kraus
Secretary: Barb Skurdall
Member: Barbara Ikens
Member: Jason Barnard
Member: Lee Ferguson
Member: Sean Duperron
Member: Shaun Johnson
Member: Paul Beechraft
Member: Evan Warsecke, County Commissioner
Board Meeting Schedule
2023 Regular Meeting Dates
March 27, 2023-Meeting Canceled
the 4th Monday of each month at 5:00 p.m.
448 Court Place
Minutes: Minutes are available by contacting the Secretary of this Commission.
- Benzie County Parks, Recreational and Cultural Locations
- Benzie County Recreation and Cultural Plan 2020-2024
- Benzie County Recreation and Cultural Plan 2015-2019
- Appendices - Benzie County Recreation and Cultural Plan 2015
- Homestead Township Survey
Related Web Links
Local Links of Interest
Regional Links of Interest
- Michigan Department of Natural Resources
- Michigan DNR Online Fishing and Hunting License Registration (Elicense)
National Links of Interest
A recreational paradise, Benzie County is blessed with many parks and a myriad of recreational opportunities.
The list below is an inventory of parks, beaches, recreational and natural areas, cultural entities, and more within each area of the county.
|Almira Township||City of Frankfort|
|Benzonia Township||Village of Benzonia|
|Blaine Township||Village of Beulah|
|Colfax Township||Village of Elberta|
|Crystal Lake Township||Village of Honor|
|Gilmore Township||Village of Lake Ann|
|Homestead Township||Village of Thompsonville|