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Nov 18, 2023

Park and Recreation Plan Public Review

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that East Bay Township Parks Commission is currently working on the proposed 2024-2029 Parks and Recreation Plan. The plan is currently in the required 30-day public comment period open between November 18 to December 18, 2023.

The draft plan is available for review and download by clicking here and may be viewed in person at 1965 N Three Mile Rd, Traverse City, MI 49696. Please direct email comments to Sara Kopriva at

East Bay Township Parks Commission will hold a public hearing on the draft plan at their regular meeting on December 18, 2023 at 6:00 pm. The meeting be held at the East Bay Township Hall, 1965 N Three Mile Rd, Traverse City, MI 49696. Please check the Township website for meeting updates. The Parks Commission will consider recommending adoption of the plan at this meeting.

Arbutus Lake No. 5 Park

Arbutus Lake No. 5 Park will be closed for the 2023 summer season. While this is disappointing, there are great things to come. During the summer, utilizing a
Michigan DNR Trust Fund grant award and township funding, the park will receive a bathhouse, fishing pier, kayak launch, renovated and shortened seawall, ADA lake accessibility, new fencing, footbridge, and a few additional parking spaces. Here's to good things to come!

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