The St. Clair County Parks and Recreation Commission is funded by a special 0.49 mill property tax for the purpose of improving parks and recreation services in St. Clair County.

The St. Clair County Parks and Recreation Commission currently operates the 365-acre Goodells County Park, 411-acre Columbus County Park, 30-acre Fort Gratiot County Park, 45-acre Woodsong County Park, 5-acre Fort Gratiot Light Station, 4-acre Wetland County Park, and the 12-mile long Wadhams to Avoca Trail. The Commission also assists local units of government with the development and promotion of the Bridge to Bay Trail.

The Parks and Recreation Commission also provides specialized mobile recreation units for use at community events including two portable stages, two portable bleacher units, and crowd control barriers.

St. Clair County Parks offers a wide range of recreational opportunities including, but not limited to:

  • biking
  • rollerblading/inline skating
  • horseback riding
  • sledding
  • swimming
  • bird watching
  • geocaching
  • historic tours/ interpretation
  • special events
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • sightseeing
  • playground activities
  • picnics
  • facility rentals

St. Clair County Parks works in partnership with several local groups that provide programming within the St. Clair County Parks system. Those partners include the Port Huron Museum, St. Clair County Farm Museum, Wales Historical Society, Can-Am BMX, Prop Busters RC planes, Redline Racing RC cars and the Friends of the St. Clair River.

Finally, the Parks and Recreation Commission distributes 25% of the property tax it collects, back to local units of government based on their populations, for the development of local parks and recreation facilities and programs.

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