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‘Thrilling Thursdays’ return to downtown Mt. Pleasant
May 24, 2017

Beginning June 15, make downtown your destination every Thursday evening for activities designed to take you and your family back in time when summer was all about fun! Each of these "Thrilling Thursdays" will begin at 6 p.m. at Town Center, with the exception of the Supersoaker Festivus, which will be held at Island Park.


Riverside Cemetery spring cleanup has begun
April 5, 2017

Spring cleanup has begun at Riverside Cemetery. All materials on grave sites must be removed by April 15 or they will be discarded. Plantings may be placed beginning May 1. Riverside Cemetery is open daily from dawn to dusk.


Volunteers needed for Timber Town 2.0 community build in May
March 23, 2017

The City of Mt. Pleasant is seeking volunteers for the construction and installation of the Timber Town 2.0 playscape at Island Park.


MPACF funds AEDs for Mt. Pleasant Parks & Recreation
January 4, 2017

The Mt. Pleasant Area Community Foundation (MPACF) recently awarded nearly $4,600 to Mt. Pleasant Parks & Recreation for the purchase of four automated external defibrillators (AEDs). The AEDs will be available at the City parks that frequently host athletic activities.


Timber Town 2.0 crowdfunding campaign surpasses $50,000 goal
November 21, 2016

With the generosity of several community members, businesses and organizations, the City of Mt. Pleasant surpassed its $50,000 crowdfunding campaign goal for the Timber Town 2.0 playground project. This one-of-a-kind, universally accessible play structure will replace the 22-year-old Timber Town playscape at Island Park in May 2017.


Chapter 3 of Forgotten Eagles adopts bench through City of Mt. Pleasant’s Adopt-A-Bench program
October 14, 2016

The Forgotten Eagles Chapter 3 recently adopted a bench through the city’s Adopt-A-Bench program. A non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the needs of veterans and their families, the chapter’s sponsored bench is located at the Island Park Vietnam Memorial, overlooking the monument’s “War Cry” sculpture.


Crowdfunding campaign launched for Timber Town 2.0; $50,000 goal to win matching grant through MEDC and MSHDA’s Public Spaces Community Places initiative
October 11, 2016

The City of Mt. Pleasant has launched a fundraising campaign to support the Timber Town 2.0 project. This one-of-a-kind, universally accessible playground structure will replace the 22-year-old Timber Town playscape at Island Park.


Riverside Cemetery spring cleanup
April 11, 2016

The City of Mt. Pleasant Parks Department will begin preparing Riverside Cemetery for spring cleanup. Individual lot owners are asked to remove all flowers, materials, garden hoses and other decorations from the cemetery by April 15 or they will be discarded. Riverside Cemetery is open from dawn to dusk every day to accommodate those needing to remove decorations.


Deer cull
February 11, 2016

On February 10, 2016, a deer cull was completed within the park system owned, operated, and maintained by the City of Mt. Pleasant. A total of 10 deer were harvested. All harvested venison will be donated to local charitable organizations.


CMU business fraternity donates $750 to Mt. Pleasant Parks and Recreation
October 8, 2015

With the check in hand, Pi Sigma Epsilon Vice President of Marketing Jake Mitchell, along with President Katiemae Bosscher, presented the Parks and Recreation Department of the City of Mt. Pleasant with a $750 donation Tuesday morning.


Notice of Broadway Street Riverbank Restoration and Mill Pond Weir Repair Projects
August 7, 2015

The City of Mt. Pleasant would like to inform citizens and visitors that river and riverbank construction will begin Monday, August 10.


Friends & Fans of Potter Playground follow-up meeting
July 16, 2015

The City of Mt. Pleasant Parks Department will be holding a meeting to review the proposed site plan for Potter Playground.


PEAK Community Service Day
July 14, 2015

The City of Mt. Pleasant Parks and Recreation PEAK program will be holding the 13th Annual Community Service Day food drive at Island Park on July 21 from 12 to 3 p.m.


Hannah’s Bark Park Opening
July 14, 2015

The City of Mt. Pleasant, Charter Township of Union and Friends of the Dog Park wish to inform the community of the opening of Hannah’s Bark Park located in Mission Creek Park, 1458 N. Harris St. on Saturday, July 18th. Hours of the park are 8 am – 10 pm, seven days a week. Membership and electronic key fobs are required for entrance and can be purchased at the Parks & Recreation Office in City Hall, 320 W. Broadway Street starting Monday, July 13. Hours for City Hall are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Membership cost is $30/year for one dog; $20 for each additional dog. Try the park for a weekly rate of $5 per dog.


Nelson Park Rotary Bridge Ribbon Cutting
June 12, 2015

The City of Mt. Pleasant Parks Department wishes to inform citizens of the ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Rotary Bridge in Nelson Park.


Island Park Spruce-up Weekend
May 11, 2015

The City of Mt. Pleasant Parks Department wishes to inform citizens of upcoming work at various Island Park locations the weekend of May 15-17.


Community input sought on for Parks and Recreation Master Plan
February 13, 2015

Mt. Pleasant Parks and Recreation is seeking input from residents and community members regarding the future of parks and recreation in the City of Mt. Pleasant. Citizens can share their input and ideas through a survey or by attending the open house.


Riverside Cemetery spring cleanup
March 24, 2014

As the spring cleanup begins for Riverside Cemetery, all Christmas wreaths, flowers and other decorations must be removed before April 15 or they will be discarded.


City of Mt. Pleasant continues commitment to accessibility with addition of trail audio tour
March 18, 2014

The City of Mt. Pleasant’s Parks and Recreation Department has added another level of accessibility to the City's parks through the installation of an audio tour.


Mt. Pleasant parks staff goes green with bicycle initiative
July 30, 2013

Parks staff in the City of Mt. Pleasant are going green with the use of bicycles to carry out daily maintenance tasks in area parks, reducing noise and air pollution, preserving financial resources and making parks staff more approachable.


Friends of the Dog Park, Township and City seek input on dog park design
July 24, 2013

Those interested in the future community-wide dog park will have an opportunity to provide input on its design.


Mt. Pleasant City parks now interactive
August 20, 2012

Mt. Pleasant City parks visitors can now explore the parks online using Isabella County’s interactive mapping software.