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Are you an MRPA Agency Member or Partner Organization? Contact us for access to the MI Big Green Gym Resources Area, which contains tools to assist in promoting the program, relevant articles, websites, and more!

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The MI Big Green Gym initiative is a partnership between Michigan Recreation and Park Association, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, and Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

The program is designed to promote overall well-being and a healthy lifestyle through use of parks. Simple concept, big idea. Michigan has some of the country's best parks which provide unique ways to stay active and spend time with family and community. MI Big Green Gym is comprised of participating state, county, and local parks; Michigan really is a big green gym - with endless opportunities to get active.


September 20-27 is Michigan Trails Week!

Get ready to celebrate Michigan Trails Week 2014! All week, events will be offered to celebrate Michigan's extensive trail network, and everyone is invited to be a part of the campaign by hosting an event or participating in one. Grab your friends and family, find a trail and let the adventure begin! Welcome to Michigan's woods and waters! For more information, visit michigan.gov/trailsweek!

See the calendar below for a list of activities going on for Michigan Trails Week and join the fun!

Is your park, trail, or organization holding an event in conjunction with Michigan Trails Week or National Public Lands Day? We'd love to feature it on our calendar! Simply email us at mitrailweek@gmail.com.


Find a Park with MRPA Member Agencies!

With over 140 agencies at the state, county, and local level there's a whole lot of great parkland to be experienced throughout Michigan! Check out MRPA's list of member agencies to find a park near you! Find a Park


Park and Read - Free Passes into State Parks

Thanks to support from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Michigan Public Libraries, FREE one-day passes into a State Park or Recreation Area will be available through nearly 500 libraries around Michigan. More than 100 state parks are available for you to explore – many offering free Rec 101 programs. Choose your state park by visiting the Michigan DNR Parks and Trails Directory! 

LIST OF PARTICIPATING LIBRARIES

Are you a participating library with questions about the program? Contact us so we can help!


MI Big Green Gym Events Calendar

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Upcoming Events

Sep
19

Trails Week Kick-off Celebrations

Indian Lake State Park, 8970W County Road 442, Manistique, MI, United States
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20
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20

Pedal in the Park: Bay City Recreation Area

Bay City State Recreation Area, 3582 State Park Dr, Bay City, MI, United States
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20

MI-TRALE Camp-N-Ride

Courtney Equestrian Trails
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