Parks & Recreation


The Presque Isle Township Board of Trustees created the a new Presque Isle Township Parks and Rec. Committee in December of 2009. Within the resolution creating the Committee, it stated that the Committee shall be advisory in nature, having only the power to make recommendations to and advise the Township Board on the subject of the Township’s parks and recreational facilities. The Committee shall not be a “Parks Commission” pursuant to 1905 P.A. 157, MCL 41.121 et seq. The Committee shall consist of not fewer than 7 nor more than 9 persons, appointed by the Township Board to 3-year terms, except that for the first 7 appointments to the Committee, three members shall serve terms of 3 years, two members shall serve terms of 2 years, and two members shall serve terms of 1 year. All regular appointments subsequent to the expiration of the initial shortened terms shall be made for terms of three years. Terms shall expire on September 1 of the year in which they are scheduled to end, and individual Committee members shall serve at the pleasure of the Township Board.  The Committee membership shall consist of one member of the Township Board as a full voting member, and six citizens at large as full voting members. The term of the Township Board member on the Committee shall be limited by the expiration of his or her term on the Township Board, and in the event that said Committee member loses or resigns his or her seat on the Township Board, the Township Board shall appoint another member of the Township Board to finish the unexpired Committee term. The Committee shall name individual members, subject to the approval of the Township Board, who will be responsible for gathering information and overseeing activities of the Committee relating to the following subjects: Maintenance, Fundraising, Events, Historic and Environmental Preservation, Tourism, Budget, and Property Development.

The Committee shall make recommendations to and advise the Township Board on such subjects relating to parks and recreation as the Township Board shall from time to time direct, and the Committee shall make its own recommendations relating to parks and recreation to the Township Board as it shall deem proper.  The Committee shall hold regular monthly meetings which shall be open to the public, and may hold special meetings as necessary pursuant to its bylaws, which shall be open to the public.

Parks and Recreation Committee Members


Vice Chair





Norma Crouch

Jeni Matuszak

Nancy Kinney

Bonnie Moran

Russ Kauffman

Jennifer Wieczorkowski










Park and Rec. Events



Parks And Recreation 2020 MEETING DATES

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic and out of concern for the safety and health of our visitors and staff, the opening of the Presque Isle Lighthouse gift shops and tower climbs will be delayed for the 2020 season. 

Additionally, the Autumn Lights and Christmas Festivities are cancelled.

The Presque Isle Township Gift Shop Board will continue to monitor and evaluate this ever-changing situation and will adhere to state and federal guidelines with respect to all future decisions. 

In the meantime, please enjoy our beautiful parks by walking our trails, enjoying the wildlife or having a picnic by the lake.  Please be aware that our restrooms will remain closed and we request that all your trash go home with you.  Please stay safe and we hope to see you soon!

January, 2020  – No Meeting

February, 2020 – No Meeting

March 30, 2020 @ 7 pm.

April 27, 2020 @ 7 pm.

May 26, 2020 @ 7 pm. (Tuesday)

June 29, 2020 @ 7 pm.

July 27, 2020 @ 7 pm.

August 31, 2020 @ 7 pm.

September 28, 2020 @ 7 pm.

October 26, 20120 @ 7pm.

November 30, 2020 @ 7 pm.

December,  2020 – No Meeting.