Parks & Recreation Commission


Responsible for involving the citizens in recreational and cultural planning so that a wide variety of recreational needs are met.

Mission Statement

To provide quality recreational opportunities for all residents and visitors to the County. To protect and maximize the existing resources of the County. To foster stewardship and partnership for the expansion of recreational resources for future community benefit.

Contact Person

Name:  Ed Hoogterp
Phone: 231-882-4932
Board Members (as of January, 2023)
Chairman:  Ed Hoogterp
Vice Chairman:  Charles Kraus
Secretary:  Barb Skurdall
Member: Barbara Ikens
Member:  Jason Barnard
Member:  Lee Ferguson
Member:  Sean Duperron
Member:  Shaun Johnson
Member:  Paul Beechraft
Member:   Evan Warsecke, County Commissioner

Board Meeting Schedule

Dates & Time:  As posted at the Government Center, generally
the 4th Monday of each month at 5:00 p.m.

Commissioners Room
Government Center
448 Court Place
Beulah, Michigan

Minutes: Minutes are available by contacting the Secretary of this Commission.

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Benzie County Parks, Recreational and Cultural Locations

A recreational paradise, Benzie County is blessed with many parks and a myriad of recreational opportunities.

The list below is an inventory of parks, beaches, recreational and natural areas, cultural entities, and more within each area of the county.

Almira Township City of Frankfort
Benzonia Township  Village of Benzonia
Blaine Township Village of Beulah
Colfax Township Village of Elberta
Crystal Lake Township Village of Honor
Gilmore Township Village of Lake Ann
Homestead Township Village of Thompsonville
Inland Township  
Joyfield Township  
Lake Township  
Platte Township  
Weldon Township  
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  • Benzie County Parks, Recreational and Cultural Locations
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  • Benzie County Recreation and Cultural Plan 2020-2024
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  • Benzie County Recreation and Cultural Plan 2015-2019
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  • Appendices - Benzie County Recreation and Cultural Plan 2015
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  • Homestead Township Survey
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