Mason County Michigan

Parks & Recreation Commission



              The Mason County Parks and Recreation Commission is updating the Mason County Recreation Plan.  County officials will be working throughout the upcoming year to draft a plan that addresses the County’s recreation needs for today while setting a course for the future.  You are invited to take our survey at to share your thoughts and ideas about Mason County!  The survey is brief and should take no more than 10 minutes to complete.  The survey will be available through January 31, 2017.
            The Commission is a 10 member body established as provided by a state law.  Members include the chairman of the Road Commission or one of it’s members, the Drain Commissioner, Chairman of the Planning Commission, a member of the County Board, and six members appointed by the County Board whose terms are for 3 years which are staggered so that two members are appointed each year.  Generally at the first meeting of each year this group elects a Chairperson, a Vice Chairperson, and a Secretary to act for the Commission.  The Commission lays out the capital improvement plans for the parks.   Since the year 2000 the commission has held four meetings per year and this practice will continue.  If there becomes a need for more meetings the Chairperson will call special meetings.
          The Mason County Campground is in the process of updating its playground equipment in both the Campgrounds and the Picnic Area and would like input from the public.  If you have any suggestions of what you would like Campground to consider purchasing, please send an e-mail with your ideas to:   We value the public's input.
Current Members of the Commission are:
Ed McCumber - Chairman, Steve Begnoche - Vice Chairman, Jim Riffle - Secretary,
Bill Carpenter, Steve Dvorak, Thomas Hooper, David Maclean, Doug Robidoux,  Michael Shaw, and Jeffrey Schwass. 

2017 Schedule of Meetings
Monday, February 27, 2017 @ 102 E. Fifth Street, Scottville - 7:00 p.m.
Monday, June 19, 2017 @ 102 E. Fifth St., Scottville – 7:00 p.m.
Monday, August 21, 2017 @ the Campground, 5906 W. Chauvez Road - 7:00 p.m.
Monday, October 16, 2017 @ 102 E. Fifth St., Scottville – 7:00 p.m.

Mason County Recreation Plan 2013 - 2017 (click here)