Livingston County Parks & Open Space

Livingston County Parks & Open Space


New:  Find out more about the new Lutz County Park video tour here

 Park's Committee Meetings

In accordance with Public Act 254 of 2020, Livingston County public meetings may be held virtually through March 31, 2021. Agendas and minutes are published on the Livingston County Parks Meetings website:

 Please Read and Comment on the Draft 2023-2027 County Parks and Open Space Plan

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DRAFT- 2023-2027 Livingston County Parks and Open Space Plan

DRAFT 2023 - 2027 Livingston County Parks and Open Space Plan.pdf

Public Review and Comment Period: November 1 – November 30, 2022

The Livingston County Parks and Open Space Advisory Committee in partnership with the Livingston Planning Department has drafted an update to Livingston County’s current 5 yr. parks and open space plan.

The purpose of this plan is to guide the parks, open space and recreation decision-making of Livingston County government over the next five years. This plan follows the format required by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

Beginning Tuesday, November 1, 2022, the draft copy of the Livingston County Parks & Open Space Plan 2023-2027, will be available here on the County Parks page as well as the County Planning Department page found here: 

County Planning Department - County Plans

The Plan is available for a 30-day review and comment period. A hard copy of the plan is also available for review at the Livingston County Planning Department, 304 E. Grand River Ave., Howell, MI, Suite 206.

Please submit comments in writing, by phone or e-mail to:

Livingston County Planning Department
304 East Grand River Avenue, Suite 206
Howell, MI 48843
Phone: (517) 546-7555

The 30-day review and comment period will be followed by a public hearing regarding the plan in the Livingston County Board of Commissioners Chambers at the Courts, Public Safety, Infrastructure Development Committee meeting on December 19, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. This public hearing will be further noticed in December 2022.

 Please Read More About Our New County Trails Plan

The Livingston County Trails Plan is a comprehensive study involving the identification, mapping, and analysis of trail networks throughout the County. The plan builds upon the Mike Levine Lakelands Trail through Green Oak Township and its connection to Island Lake Recreation Area and Huron Valley Trail in Oakland County as Route #1 of the Great Lake to Lake Trail.

The plan provides options to improve trail connections throughout the County and to better connect secondary trails into the primary Great Lake-to-Lake Trail.

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Lutz Park

Photo Credit Gary Brewer (2017)

Livingston County is full of outdoor recreation opportunities to explore and enjoy the beautiful outdoors! With access to over 123 miles of trails and 184 recreation lakes, there is no excuse not to get outside and start moving!

Livingston County manages Lutz and Fillmore County Parks through the Livingston County Parks and Open Space Advisory Committee.

Come Explore Livingston County Recreation!

Livingston County Interactive Parks and Recreation Map


Livingston County Public Recreation Areas

The Livingston County Interactive Public Recreation Areas Map includes information about park and recreation amenities across the county.

This resource allows users to see detailed information regarding all local, county, regional, and state parks, all on one streamlined map.

SEMCOG Regional Interactive    "Park Finder" Map

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SEMCOG Interactive Park Finder

The SEMCOG Park Finder Interactive Map includes information about park amenities across the region, allowing users to see local, county, regional, and state parks, along with private recreation and conservation land, all on one map.

This valuable resource helps community officials promote the amenities in which residents are interested – whether located within their own community or in a community nearby. It also allows decision-makers to prioritize park investments within a regional context.

The map includes 2,600 parks, which can be filtered by location, type, and size, and by more than 45 recreational amenities in these categories – trails and fitness, sports and games, water recreation, winter recreation, outdoor recreation, and amenities and facilities.