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Wayne County Parks is looking for energetic high school students to help create great ideas for programs and recreational activities for our parks system. As part of the Council, youth will advise on programs for Wayne County's 37 parks, two golf courses, marina and the Wayne County Aquatic Center.


  • Must be a resident of Wayne County
  • Must be in High School
  • Must be able to attend monthly Council meetings at Nankin Mills Interpretive Center in Westland and participate in scheduled activities
  • Must be able to commit to a one year term, starting in February, 2017


  • Partner with like-minded youth while building a network with peers
  • Advise on important initiatives to improve events and programs hosted by the largest county in Michigan
  • Participate in park and symposium events
  • Add to your list of leadership achievements

Application Timeline:

  • Application open: January 10, 2017
  • Application deadline: January 27, 2017
  • Notification for interviews emailed by: February 3, 2017
  • First Council meeting: February, 2017