The efforts being put into improving the Mecosta County park system are paying off. Last year, plans to begin improvements on the boat launch at Brower Park were approved and installations of a new septic system at School Section Lake Veterans Park, installation of WIFI at Brower Park, a new web site, and other projects and improvements were put into motion.
As a result, Mecosta County Parks Superintendent Jeff Abel says more people are taking notice of Mecosta County's eight parks, campgrounds, and recreation areas.
“Currently, we know that we're trending up in seasonals. We have more seasonal reservations than we had last year and last year was greater than 2015 so we're gaining each season right now. And our transient reservations are also currently ahead of pace from last year and last year was a very good year.”
This also means if you want to enjoy you're favorite camp site or picnic area, you should probably act now.
“Absolutely! We've got some weekends, I know we've checked some of the parks for July 4th and and a few of the parks are already running over 80 percent occupancy. So if you're looking at holiday weekends or getting in the parks, now's the time to get online and make your reservations.”
And, even though March is just getting started, Abel notes that warmer weather and summer vacations are not too far off.
“Depending on which park you're going to, Brower Park opens on April 28th with the Pike and Walleye Opener and the remaining parks all open the following week on May 5th.”
You can make reservations at any of the Mecosta County park facilities online at mecostacountyparks.com or by calling 231-832-3246.