Need a break?
Consider a mini-vacation spent outdoors amid the natural beauty of Michigan's state parks and recreation areas or exploring the stories and nostalgia of the museums and historic sites within the Michigan Historical Museum system - compliments of the Library of Michigan.
The Department of Natural Resources, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Library of Michigan and Michigan Recreation and Park Association have teamed up once again to offer their popular MI Big Green Gym (formerly called, Park & Read program) at more than 400 participating libraries across the state. The program, now in its fifth year, offers library card-holders the option of checking out a one-day pass that waives the Recreation Passport entry fee into any of Michigan's 101 state parks and recreation areas.
Passes are valid for seven days from check-out and can be used for one day at any one of Michigan's nearly 100 state parks, or recreation areas, including the KLR Splashpad in Oxford Township, a universally accessible facilaity that is a hit with kids of all ages and abilities.
Passes are available for checkout at the Library's Support Services Desk.