The Recreation Department was established in 2005 after the creation of the second Master Parks and Recreation plan for the City of Clare. The mission of the City of Clare Recreation Department is as follows:
“The mission of the City of Clare Recreation Department is to contribute to the positive development and well being of the community through leadership and the provision of parks, trails, and recreational facilities. This will be accomplished through partnership and cooperation with other recreation service providers in the community in order to maximize all available resources. The driving focus of Parks and Recreation is to encourage health, fitness, cultural, recreational, educational, and social opportunities in our community.”
The Recreation Department is responsible for creating and implementing recreation programs and services to meet identified needs of groups within the city of Clare and for coordinating city efforts with sports and recreation partner organizations that are providing recreation services for the community.
The Recreation Department is committed to offering quality programs to all residents of the City. Should you have an idea or a suggestion for a program or special event, do not hesitate to contact us!
Volunteers are an essential part of the Recreation Department. If you would like to volunteer for an event, please let us know! We need help from our community!
Would you like to be notified of upcoming events and activities via email? If so, click here and enter the word “enroll” in the subject.
Want to register for an event? We have three easy ways!
WALK IT IN:
Come to our office at Clare City Hall at 202 W 5th St, Clare, MI 48617.
Please note: City Hall is open Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
MAIL IT IN:
Clare Recreation Department, 202 W 5th St, Clare, MI 48617.
Enclose check or money order. Make checks payable to the City of Clare.
FAX IT IN:
Recreation Fax Number: 989-386-4508.
Use our online Activity Registration Form and send a check or a money order to follow it!
Name Our Park!
The City of Clare Recreation Department is looking for a name for our new park and need your help! The City of Clare’s newest Park will be located behind Tice’s Farm Market in Clare. Although the project will be completed in phases, at its completion, the new park will contain many amenities for the community:
Paved walking and exercise trails around the park perimeter
Adult exercise stations along the walking trail
Skate and bike park
Eight youth soccer fields
One multi-purpose field
Concession stand with bathroom facilities
Two picnic pavilions (similar to Shamrock Park)
An ADA accessible playground area
Entries must be received by 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, 2018. Applicants of all ages are invited to submit entries. All submissions become the shared property of the entry and the City of Clare. Email submissions are preferred; however, you may also mail, fax or walk-in your entry to City Hall. Please include your name, address, phone number and email with your submission. You can also go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QGLHVRF to submit online.
The top submissions will be voted upon by the Clare Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and then will be presented to the Clare City Commission for final approval. The winner will be notified by July 1, 2018 and will receive bragging rights and a special City of Clare gift!