Livingston County has about 20,000 acres of parks,
and more than 50 lakes and many miles of bike paths!
Lutz County Park
Opening August 22, 2008. Join us! Lutz County Park information Hell Creek Ranch
10866 Cedar Lake Rd.
Open April - November
One or two hour tours are offered on horseback through 1,000 acres of undeveloped land by this state-facility riding stable. Many of the trails used today by the riding stable were once traveled by the Pottawatomie Indians.
Howell City Park
Corner of Barnard and Thompson Streets
Required Daily Vehicle Permits, $1 (resident), $3 (non-residents)
This park has a playground, boat launch and areas for swimming, picnicking, fishing , softball and volleyball. Paddleboat rentals are available. Sites designated for tobogganing and sledding are open in the winter.
Meijer Park - "Recreation on Wheels" Skate Park
333 Charles H. Orndorf Dr.
Open weather permitting, call for hours.
Daily admission or yearly pass. This unique park is a new state-of-the-art attraction for skateboard and inline skate enthusiasts, featuring a regulation-size inline hockey rink, a one half mile long asphalt inline skating trail and a skateboard challenge section with over two dozen components for stunt moves. Refreshments and restrooms available at pavilion. Website
Huron Meadows Metropark
8765 Hammel Rd.
3 miles south of Brighton
Huron Meadows Metropark, a 1,500 acre recreational area, features an 18 hole golf course that offers cross-country skiing during the winter. The park also has boat rentals, six miles of walking trails, fishing areas and picnic areas with a ball diamond and volleyball court. Website
Mill Pond Area
Bounded by West Main and St. Paul Streets
810.227.9005 (Community Development office)
Downtown Brighton's Millpond, offering a variety of recreational opportunities is home to a series of wooden play structures, referred to as the Imagination Station Playground, and the Mill Pond Walkway. Free concerts are held every Sunday night in July and August at the performance shelter between Millpond and the Old Town Hall. Kensington Metropark
2240 W. Buno Road
Kensington Metropark, located in both Livingston and Oakland Counties, is home to an 18 hole golf course and a farm center. Softball diamonds, a disc golf course, volleyball courts, playgrounds, nature trails for hiking and bicycling and areas for horseback riding, fishing, swimming, boating and picnicking. Boat rentals are available. In the winter, visitors may sled, toboggan, cross-country ski and ice skate. Website Brighton Recreation Area
6360 Chilson Rd., Howell
Features: Beach, unpaved hike/bike trails, boat launch, modern, rustic, group camping, cross country skiing, equestrian trails and campground, fishing, hunting, picnic areas, snowmobiling, softball diamonds, swimming, volleyball courts, cabins and playground. Website Island Lake Recreation Area
12950 E. Grand River, Brighton
Features: Beach, paved and unpaved hike/bike trails, group camping, cross country skiing, fishing, hunting, picnic areas, snowmobiling, softball diamonds, swimming, volleyball courts, cabins and an archery range. Website Lakelands Trail State Park
D-19, North of M-36
Travel from Pinckney to Stockbridge on this converted railroad track. Trail designed for hiking, bicycling, cross country-skiing and horseback riding only. Part of the rails-to-trails system. Website Pinckney Recreation Area
8555 Silver Hill Rd., Pinckney
Features: Beach, unpaved hike/bike trails, boat launch, modern and rustic camping, cross country skiing, equestrian trails, fishing, hunting, picnic areas with grills, snowmobiling, softball diamonds, swimming, volleyball courts and playground area. Website
Last updated: 05/01/10 Updated by: L. Lalewicz