Genesee County Parks and Recreation Commission
University of Michigan-Flint
Frances Willson Thompson Library
Genesee Historical Collections Center
|Name of the collection:||GENESEE COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION.|
|Quantity:||0.8 linear ft.|
|Acquisition:||This collection was donated by donor no. 123 in 1987.|
|Access:||There are no restrictions.|
|Photographs:||There were no photographs.|
|Processed by:||Paul Gifford, July 1991.|
The Genesee County Parks and Recreation Commission was established in 1966. It resulted from the recommendation of the 1960 City of Flint master plan that a recreational area be development on the Flint River upstream from the City. In 1965, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation offered financial assistance in the purchase of land, which came with certain conditions, one of them being the establishment of a commission. Between 1966 and 1984, the Commission concerned itself with the development of the Genesee Recreation Area and with other parks. These included Historical Crossroads Village, For-Mar Arboretum, and Mott Farm.
SCOPE AND CONTENT
This collection contains annual reports and a number of plans, reports, and studies of established or proposed county parks. A policy statement describes the goals of the commission as it was established. Each annual report details acquisition of land, development of parks, and includes a financial statement.
Most of the studies, proposals, and reports were written by private consultants, but they also include requests for proposals done by the commission.
Policy statement, ranger code
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2 of 2
Fenton Opera House, 1977
Genesee Recreation Area
Holloway Reservoir Regional Park, 1972
Mott Farm study, 1978
Zoo plan, 1972