The MI Big Green Gym initiative is a partnership between the Michigan Recreation and Park Association, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
The program is designed to promote overall well-being and a healthy lifestyle through use of parks and recreation facilities. Simple concept, big idea. Michigan has some of the country’s premier parks, which, along with local recreation departments, provide unique and fun ways to stay active and spend time with family and community.
Thanks to support from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the Library of Michigan, FREE passes into MI Big Green Gym are 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!
Passes are valid for seven days after check-out and are good for one free day into any state park or recreation area, or at the KLR Splashpad in Oxford Township, a universally accessible facility that is a hit with kids of all ages and abilities.
How the program works:
- You must have a Warren Public Library card to checkout a park pass.
- Simply come to any branch of the Warren Public Library and check out a pass at the circulation desk.
- Park passes are good for seven days from checkout and can be used at any Michigan State Park in lieu of a daily motor vehicle permit.
- You must present the certificate to the park’s contact station. The pass is good for one day of the 7-day period and only covers the motor vehicle permit fee.
- The MI Big Green Gym Program will run until October 1, 2013.