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.
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!
All New! 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
A Walk in the Park, part of National Trails Day
Find out how your organization can get involved with promoting walking and the outdoors as a part of everyday health! Details on holding an event, and the National Trails Day movement, can be found here. Visit the National Trails Day website to learn more about their efforts!
Get Your Free Pass into MI Big Green Gym
Thanks to support from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the Library of Michigan, FREE passes into MI Big Green Gym 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!
MI Big Green Gym passes will be available in local libraries beginning in late May - be sure to check back soon for a complete list of participating libraries!