In 2006, Raymond Fillmore, bequeathed his 198 acre farm in Genoa Charter Township to Livingston County. According to his wishes, this park will be dedicated to active recreational pursuits. Livingston County Government moved one step closer to fulfilling Raymond Fillmore’s wishes on April 30, 2019, when approximately 50 persons gathered to participate in a celebratory ground breaking at the park to kick-off construction of Phase I.
The first phase of construction will be located near the northeast corner of Kellogg and McClements Roads. This phase will consist of a drive, parking area, vaulted handicap-accessible toilet, and a large multi-purpose play field for a variety of sports such as baseball, softball, soccer and flag football. Lastly, a 5K trail will be constructed throughout the eastern 80 acre portion of the park, with connections to the parking area.
Much of the funding for Phase I development, came from a Federal Department of the Interior Land and Water Conservation Fund grant that Livingston County had to match by 50%. This match was achieved with generous contributions from the Livingston County Board of Commissioners, Livingston County Foundation and contributions from 3 local municipalities: Genoa Charter Township, Marion Township and the City of Howell.
It is anticipated that the construction of Phase I will be approximately 60 days in duration. Livingston County hopes to open Fillmore County Park in Summer 2019. Information about a grand opening and park dedication will be posted on this web page.