Peninsula Township’s Parks
Among various defining characteristics of Peninsula Township are its many parks and historical structures, as well as beaches and roadways that are magnets for recreational activity.
Although a body of land that’s smaller than the standard 36 square miles of most of Michigan’s 1,240 townships, the peninsula boasts 833 acres of township owned or managed parks, a lighthouse, several other significant historical buildings, two DNR boat launches, 200 acre Power Island, and Pyatt Lake Nature Preserve, a 159-acre property open to the public that’s managed by the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy.
In addition to the dedicated lands for recreational use, the township’s 2019 citizen survey revealed unequivocal support for a non-motorized transportation plan because of the heavy use our roadways receive by walkers, runners, and cyclists. A committee that reports to the planning commission is currently at work on that plan.
As the township’s recent master plan states, these assets and uses are sacrosanct elements of Old Mission Peninsula life. PTP membership includes individuals who have donated significant time and financial support for these important township amenities, and our goal is to keep residents apprised of important opportunities to protect, expand, and enhance these community assets.
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