Sunday, July 26, 2009

Michigan Park & Read

Park & Read Program Offers Free Park Passes for Michigan Readers

Looking for ways to save some "green" while being "green"? Then visit your local library this summer! Michigan's Department of Natural Resources has partnered with the Library of Michigan, Macy's, and the Hammock Company to announce the "Park & Read" program.

Park & Read allows library-card holders the ability to "check-out" a one-day pass into any Michigan state park or recreation area in lieu of the resident daily motor vehicle permit. This is a $6 savings and free access to the more than 500 events taking place in local parks this summer.

Plus, many parks will have a hammock available for Park & Read participants to borrow while on-site for the day so they can fully enjoy a great book in Michigan's great outdoors.

"We want everyone in Michigan to know what a fantastic resource their local park can be," says Maia Stephens, Recreation Programmer for the DNR. "Because the program is free, everyone can now enjoy all the free activities available in Michigan State Parks and Recreation Areas. Besides, what's more relaxing than a day at the beach with a good book?"

Passes are valid for seven days from check-out and can be used for one day at any one of Michigan's state parks. Hammocks are subject to availability. This program runs through September 25.

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