Parks & Recreation

On June 2, 2014, the City of Chelsea established a Parks and Recreation Steering Committee charged with updating the City's Park and Recreation Plan.  The Michigan State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) requires that a community have in place a five-year recreation plan with its Grants and Management division to obtain certain financial assistance using recreation grants.  The DNR recommends incorporating the Parks and Recreation plan with a municipality's comprehensive master plan. 

The City of Chelsea now has in place a Parks and Recreation Plan that is referenced in the comprehensive master plan currently under revision by the City's Planning Commission.  The Parks and Recreation Steering Committee meets regularly to develop and initiate plans to move forward on various goals established in the Parks and Recreation plan.  

Chelsea Dog Park Project

In December 2015, the City of Chelsea Parks and Recreation Steering Committee submitted a grant proposal to the Chelsea Wellness Coalition to assist in funding the creation of the Chelsea Bark Park.  The park would incorporate 1.1 acres of fenced area located on City land located just off McKinley Street.  The Coalition has tentatively accepted the proposal.  The City is awaiting final determination.  A development plan for the park is attached.