Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission

Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission (WCPARC) has led the multi-agency effort to develop the Border to Border Trail (B2B Trail) since its inception in the late 1990s. The B2B Trail is one of WCPARC’s primary initiatives because of consistent support from Washtenaw County residents. Surveys dating back to the early 2000s have consistently rated trails in the top tier of the most desired recreation amenities in the county. Further, county residents have voted for and renewed millages to support WCPARC’s continued effort to develop and connect the B2B Trail throughout the County.  WCPARC has been successful in augmenting local funding by securing state and federal grants and through partnership with the Huron Waterloo Pathways Initiative, which has provided significant donor contributions to accelerate construction of the B2B Trail.  

The Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission provides access to more than 8,000 acres of parks, preserves, open spaces, trails, rivers and lakes, and diverse ecosystems. In addition to the B2B Trail, facilities include large urban and historical parks, nature preserves, small parks, a recreation center, a golf course, water and spray parks, a beach, and a dog park. 

Our Mission

Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission (WCPARC) enriches the quality of life for residents and visitors by providing an exceptional park system, preserving the County’s cultural and ecological resources and offering diverse recreation opportunities that reflect the needs and well-being of the community.

Washtenaw County Parks Commission Members

Patricia Tupacz ScribnerPresident
Janice BobrinVice President
Dan EzekielSecretary
Robert Joerg
Robert Marans
Jo Ann McCollum
Evan Pratt

Washtenaw County Parks Staff

Coy VaughnDirector
Meghan BonfiglioDeputy Director
Peter SandersonPrincipal Park Planner
Roy TownsendProject Manager
ANN ZIOLKOWSKICommunications Manager