The City of Charlevoix has developed this Recreation Master Plan to serve as a guide to future decision making regarding recreation facilities improvements, and development of new recreation opportunities. Therefore, this document is the basis for policy implementation of improvements and new initiatives that will meet the recreational goals and interests for the City of Charlevoix and its constituents. The Charlevoix Recreation Advisory Committee has been fundamental in providing information about the community and guidance for the direction of the recreation plan throughout the planning process. View the plan here.
Overall, the City of Charlevoix officials intend to use this plan to guide their work on all future recreational and parks projects within the City. It is also a strategic document that articulates specific goals in consideration to parks and recreation acquisition and improvement projects. This plan is developed in accordance with the guidelines for Community Park, Recreation, Open Space, and Greenway Plans published by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR). A five year, MDNR-approved Recreation Plan is necessary for the City of Charlevoix to pursue MDNRadministered grants. This Recreation Plan is written for the City of Charlevoix and covers all aspects of recreation within the community over a five-year period from 2022 through the end of 2026.