parks Board Recommends $40.3M for Land Buys, Recreation Projects By Associated Press • Dec 10, 2017 Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU A state panel has called for distributing $40.3 million in grants next year for land purchases and outdoor recreation development projects. Want To Beat Black Friday Crowds? Head Outside By Associated Press • Nov 23, 2017 Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU If fighting the Black Friday shopping crowds isn't your thing, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources encourages you to hit the trail. Some State Parks Offering Programs About Mammals By Associated Press • Jul 10, 2017 Courtesy Ottawa County Parks Some of Michigan’s state parks are offering programs intended to teach visitors about the wild animals in their areas. AUDIO POSTCARD: Crego Park Grand Re-opening By Kevin Lavery • Aug 1, 2014 WKAR/Kevin Lavery Listen Listening... / 3:22 A once vibrant green space in Lansing shuttered nearly 30 years ago has come back to life. Yesterday, Mayor Virg Bernero and others stood on a new boat dock on a 15-acre lake to cut the ribbon re-opening Ralph W. Crego Park.