June 1 - October 1, 2013
MI Big Green Gym is a partnership with Michigan Recreation and Park Association, the Department of Natural Resources, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. It is designed to show just how easy it is to get out, get active and get healthier.
The DNR started the Park & Read program in 2010 as a way to provide free passes to state parks. Now, with support from Blue Cross, the program has been rebranded to promote outdoor fitness and provides free one-day passes into any state park, state forest campground or pathway, as well as includes family-friendly destinations at select community recreation facilities.
Passes are valid for seven days from check-out and can be used for day-use only,
Passes allow one vehicle into a state park for one day, and with many parks offering free, into-to programs with all the gear and expertise provided through the Rec 101 program, that one day can lead to lifelong memories.
Passes are valid for seven days from checkout and can be used for one day at any one of Michigan's 98 state parks. Passes are valid for day use only, not for use at prearranged/ multiple person private gatherings, or overnight camping.