What’s the best time to get the 2022 Huron-Clinton Metroparks
annual park pass? Right now. That’s because the parks system is
providing a special $5 discount to residents of the five
counties they serve* for annual vehicle passes purchased by Dec.
31, 2021. That one pass can be used to access each of the 13
Metroparks across Southeast Michigan all year long.
Starting January 1, the
2022 Metroparks annual pass will again cost $40 for residents
($29 for Seniors 62+) of the five counties served – Livingston,
Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne – or $45 for non-residents
($34 for Seniors 62+). But now through the end of the year,
residents can purchase their 2022 vehicle pass for just $35, or
$24 for Seniors 62 and older.
Additionally, any 2022
passes can be used immediately, even before the new year. That’s
up to nine weeks of extra value with the same pass.
“Purchasing an annual pass is the best way to experience
everything our diverse Metroparks have to offer,” said
Amy McMillan, director of
the Huron-Clinton Metroparks.
“Plus, it’s a great value. Nothing else matches it in terms of
what you get and how affordable it can be to get out and enjoy
the great outdoors, which the COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced
just how important that can be. It truly is an investment that
keeps on giving all year long.”
McMillan also noted the new
and improved Metroparks
website, launched last week and designed to offer a better
customer experience. Users will notice a fresh modern look to
the website with a better mobile design and improved
accessibility features. Those purchasing an annual pass online
this year will be asked to create an account. If they purchased
a pass online last year, they will use the same account they
created then. They can then use that same login information when
registering for programs, reserving picnic shelters, and more.
Passes can be purchased
(look for the “Buy Annual Pass” button in the menu) or at
any Metroparks toll booth or park office.
The 13 Huron-Clinton
Delhi, Dexter-Huron, Hudson Mills, Huron Meadows, Indian
Springs, Kensington, Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair, Lower Huron,
Oakwoods, Stony Creek, Willow and Wolcott Mill Metroparks.
*Resident pricing applies to residents of Livingston, Macomb,
Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne Counties.
One of America’s premier metropolitan park systems, the
Huron-Clinton Metroparks have served the people of Southeast
Michigan since 1940. Managed by the Huron-Clinton Metropolitan
Authority, the Metroparks are made up of 13 properties in
Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties.
Available activities include fishing, swimming, boating, hiking,
nature study, biking, golf, winter sports and more. The
Metroparks also provide educational resources on science,
nature, history and the environment. Learn more at