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My Town Kalamazoo: Visit any county park for free June 18
My Town Kalamazoo: Visit any county park for free June 18

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Celebrate the end of the school year and the start of summer this Wednesday, June 18 with a free visit to any Kalamazoo County park.

The Kalamazoo County Parks & Expo Center is waiving its $5 per vehicle admission to all county parks for the day, to encourage everyone to get outside and explore nature.  The group will also be distributing goody bags at parks, while supplies last.  Visitors can also enter for a chance to win an annual vehicle pass to the parks.

“Many people don’t realize all the opportunities for recreation at the parks right here in Kalamazoo County,” said David Rachowicz, parks director. “This is a great way to kick off the summer and see all that the parks have to offer.”

For more information including park locations, visit www.kalamazoocountyparks.com.

“Free Day” is made possible by the Parks Foundation of Kalamazoo County and the Friends of the Kalamazoo River River Valley Trail. 

The Parks Foundation is currently raising money to complete the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail.  So far, the organization has collected $11 million, which has gone toward adding 17 miles of trails that are open.  Another five miles of trail will be constructed starting this month.