Parks & Recreation


THE WAYNE COUNTY LIGHTFEST is now open from 7:00-10:00 p.m. Monday - Friday and 6:00-10:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday through December 31 (Closed December 25). The fee for the Lightfest is $5 cash per vehicle. The address for the Lightfest is 7651 Merriman Road in Westland. Don't forget to stop by the Santa Shelter now through December 23 at the end of the light show for refreshments and photos with Santa. The fee for Santa photos is $8. For more information, please call (734) 261-1990.

Strategic Master Plan
In 2017, Wayne County Parks (WCP) began a strategic master planning process to develop a long term vision for the park system as well as provide a revised 5-Year Recreation Plan. The planning process has included to date, two public surveys, five public workshops and numerous meetings with the Wayne County Parks staff and leadership. The 5-Year Recreation Plan provides an overview of the current state of the park system, its operations, future goals and anticipated capital improvements. An adopted 5-Year Recreation Plan is a requirement for a park system to be eligible for Michigan Department of Natural Resources grants to support park improvement projects.

This notice marks the opening of a 30-day public review and comment period for the Wayne County Parks 5-Year Recreation Plan. The plan can be viewed electronically HERE and a physical copy will be available for viewing at the Nankin Mills Interpretive Center at 33175 Ann Arbor Trail, Westland, MI 48185. Comments can be sent electronically via email to Elizabeth Iszler, Chief of Planning at and written comments can be dropped off or mailed to Elizabeth Iszler, Wayne County Parks, 33175 Ann Arbor Trail, Westland, MI 48185. A public hearing will be announced following this 30-Day review period as part of the approval process.

2017 Special Events & Interpretive Program Guide

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Wayne County Lightfest
Wayne County Lightfest
11/16/2017 6:00 PM - 12/31/2017 10:00 PM
Make the Wayne County Lightfest your new holiday tradition!