The Parks & Recreation team is humbled and grateful for the help, donations and contributions of the community to make the Pierson Township Community Park a reality. 

We  welcome all helpers, donators and dreamers to participate in this exciting venture for Pierson Township.

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Parks & Rec

Committee Members:

Sara Burkholder 

Ellie Newsome

Rainell Carle

Laurie Hrydziuszko

Jerry Poisson 

PIERSON TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY PARK

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FUTURE PARK

Feenstra & Assoc. Engineering firm to help with the design and construction of the new park. Below is the second latest concept drawing for the new park. The goal is to be inclusive of all ages and capabilities. The project will most likely be done in phases as funds are available. 

See gallery below for Park progress photos

and the stock images of pieces ordered!

Parks & Recreation Update:

 

The Pierson Township Community Park is set to begin excavating at the end of July 2022.  This is so exciting!  With the help of so many in our community, the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners ($50K) we have raised to date $80,970.23 since November 2021.  We have purchased a swing set, chest press and surf board (balance piece) from Sinclair/GameTime (see gallery for a stock image of pieces ordered).

 

We have a Community Build day planned for September 24. We need 15-20 community members to install (Sinclair will supervise) the new play equipment!  Email clerk@pierstontwp.org if you'd like to sign up!

White Pine is slated to begin prep for paving from Sand Lake to Howard City (Pierson Township!).  Look for asphalt by fall 2022!

Watch for developments to the parking lot on Amy School & Pierson Road for safety while using the Village of Pierson Ball Fields on Amy School & Pierson Rd. Thank you to Republic Services for being a great neighbor!

We WELCOME community input as this is a COMMUNITY PROJECT! 

Pierson Township Community Park

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Fundraising

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Unicorn Festival 6/24/22 Photos

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Daddy Daughter Dance 6/17/2022 Photos

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Pierson Twp Mom Prom 5/7/22 Photos

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Currently there is a Pop Can for Parks Drive going on. There are clean trash totes outside the township hall for donations of cans & bottles. 

 

Thank you for sharing your cans!

 

Watch for future Paint Events! Food, friendship and FUNdraising for the Pierson Township Parks & Recreation Fund!

Follow on the  Special Events Page.

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Pierson Township  received a generous land donation from Jay and Diane Bassett of just under three acres, behind the Township Hall.  This land, in combination of land already held by the Township, will be developed into an approximate five-acre community multi-use park/recreation area.

 

Parks & Recreation Meetings & minutes
 
January 6, 2022
Fundraising: February 1 at 6 pm
February 10, 2022 draft - approved 3/10
Fundraising: February 28 at 6 pm
March 10, 2022 at 6 pm
April 11, 2022 at 6 pm
May 17, 2022 at * 4 pm
June 6, 2022 at 6 pm 
July 11, 2022 at 6 pm
August 8, 2022 at 6 pm
September 12, 2022 at 6 pm
October 10, 2022 at 6 pm
November 14, 2022 at 6 pm
December 12, 2022 at 6 pm
Additional meetings to be added.
 
May 13, 2021
June 10, 2021
August 9, 2021
September 9. 2021
November 4, 2021
January 16, 2020
April 16, 2020
May 14, 2020
June 11, 2020
July 16, 2020
September meeting cancelled.
October 15, 2020
December 3, 2020

 

April 11, 2019 at 5 pm

May 16, 2019 at 5 pm

June 13, 2019 at 5 pm

October 10, 2019 at 5 pm

Click date for meeting minutes or agenda

Meetings are open to the public and reminders will be posted on the Facebook page and the door of the Township Hall. Sign up for email reminders by clicking here.

The committee is an advisory committee to the Township Board. The Parks & Recreation Committee welcomes the public to attend and help grow recreation in Pierson Township.

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Winslow Park was dedicated to the public in 1923 so the the people could enjoy the beauty of Big Whitefish Lake.  We look forward to developing Winslow Park into a family friendly environment for all to enjoy!   

 

Signs have been placed for parking for the safety of the visitors and the residents of the lake. We have added a Donation Station for users to help provide services for porta-potties, trash service and maintenance.

 

Please be courteous of the residents of the lake, as to park where allowed.

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LWL DNR - boat launch

There is lake access at Little Whitefish Lake owned and maintained by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).  This 3.19 acre site has a gravel parking, rules signage, restroom and boat launch.

This wooded area is nestled along the residential homes of Little Whitefish Lake residents. Please be courteous of the residents of the lake.

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White Pine Trail

 

The White Pine Trail is owned and maintained by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).  The Fred Meijer White Pine Trail is the longest rail/trail stretching a distance of 92 miles on the former Grand Rapids and Indiana Rail bed. 

There are approximately 29 miles of the White Pine Trail that have yet to be paved and almost 7 of those miles run from Sand Lake to Howard City in the Village of Pierson and Pierson Township.

 

Resolutions were signed by Villages of Howard City, Pierson and Sand Lake and Reynolds and Pierson Township to show our support and request for funding to pave the remaining 7 acres!  

The Pierson Township Board dedicated $9K to the project in 2021.

 

Great News!  The DNR has some grant funds that are being targeted to the Sand Lake to Howard City portion (aka Pierson!)  WATCH for some ditching in prep of paving in the fall of 2022!

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There have been monthly meetings lead by Pierson Township and Village of Howard City with the Friends of the White Pine, DNR, Michigan Rails to Trails and other community leaders to keep this project on the horizon - and it worked! 

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