Park Safety & Rules

The Park Ranger Division of the Genesee County Parks and Recreation Commission is a full-service law enforcement agency headquartered in Genesee Township, Michigan. The Park Ranger Division includes the Chief Park Ranger, a Detective, Full-Time and Seasonal Park Rangers.

All Park Rangers are licensed Police Officers in the State of Michigan. The Park Ranger Division is the primary law enforcement agency assigned to patrol the Parks Commission properties. Park Rangers enforce all laws including Federal, State, Marine and local ordinances. The Park Ranger Division operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week all year.

Click here to download the park safety rules

Parks Safety Tips

The Genesee County Parks are some of the safest parks in our Nation.  Rangers encourage you to use common sense and follow these simple safety tips to make your experience great!

  • Stay alert.  Trust your instincts.  If you feel uncomfortable, leave the area and contact a ranger.
  • Watch your children.  Know where they are at all times.  Accompany your children to the restroom, changing areas and concession stands.  Teach your children about, 'Stranger Danger.'
  • Teach your children their full name, address and their cell phone number.
  • Teach your children how to call 911 in an emergency.
  • Please do not tell your children that the Ranger or Policeman will arrest them if they are bad.
  • Teach your children not to approach strange pets.
  • At the beach, campgrounds or our day parks - keep your valuables out of sight.  Secure GPS, cellphones, purses, wallets, etc. in the trunk of your vehicle.
  • Do not leave valuables unattended at the beach.
  • Keep your unattended vehicle, boat or camper locked at all times.
  • Rangers are available 24/7.
  • Report all suspicious incidents to the Rangers.
  • Please call 911 to report any suspicious activity.

Upcoming Events

Rookie Ranger Academy
July 12, Linden County Park, Pavilion 5
July 19, Davison Roadside Park, Pavilion
August 2, Flushing County Park, Pavilion 5
August 9, Bluebell Beach, Pavilion 1
For ages 8-13, all abilities.
Cost: FREE!
Pre-registration required by one day before the event.  Register
here or call 800.648.PARK, ext.6.

What does it take to become a Genesee County Parks Park Ranger?   See all the police and fire equipment that Park Rangers use every day. Become a detective finding hidden fingerprints, identifying wildlife and solving a crime by collecting clues on a scavenger hunt.  Learn what to do if you see a gun, learn the proper way to call 911, and much more.  Prizes, lunch and snacks provided (special needs to be supplied by parent/guardian). Dress for the weather.  Wear tennis shoes **No flip flops**.

Flint Reads!

July 2, Bluebell Beach, Splash Pad
For families, all ages and abilities.
Cost: FREE!
Pre-registration not required.

Join the Genesee County Parks Park Rangers for a story, along with crafts and entertainment during this program offered by the Flint Public Library.  Please see for details on the Summer Reading Club.