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Parks and Recreation Provisions
Lead Organization: Clarkston
Main Partners: Independence Township
Location / Communities: Clarkston, Village of
Independence Twp
Year Project
Started:
1990
Type of Venture: Shared Services
Agreement Type: Informal Agreement
Status: Completed

Project Summary
When Clarkston officially became a city in the 1990's, they worked closely with Independence Township. The township still provides many services to Clarkston, including access to parks and recreation activities. Clarkston does not have its own parks and recreation department. Citizens of Clarkston are permitted to use the Parks and Recreation amenities of Independence Twp. for an additional cost. Clarkston benefits greatly from this arrangement, because the city has not had to provide the service, nor do they have to pay into the Township's service. The cost burden is minor to the citizens and is placed on them rather than the government.

Contact Information
Name: Mike Turk
Title: Parks and Recreation Director
Organization: Independence Twp.
Address: 6050 Flemings Lake Road
Clarkston, MI   48346
Phone Number: 248-625-8223
E-mail: mturk@twp.independence.mi.us