The proposed draft of the Five Year Parks and Recreation Master Plan for the City of Harrison will be available for public review and comment starting Monday, January 18, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. Thursday, February 16, 2017 at the Harrison City Hall. The draft will be available for review and public comment anytime during this period during normal business hours of Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Harrison City Hall is located at 2105 Sullivan Dr. Harrison, MI 48625.
Harrison’s Parks and Recreation will hold a public hearing for comment and review of the Parks and Recreation Master Plan on February 20, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. All written comments must be received by Parks and Recreation no later than 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 16, 2017. Any comments can be directed to Claire at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Our City
Harrison Michigan is near the junction of US 127 and M-61. US 127 actually bypasses the city on the east, though a business route serves the downtown area. Clare is 14 miles (23 km) south on US 127, while Grayling is 40 miles (64 km) to the north. Harrison is bordered along its eastern side by Budd Lake.
Harrison was originally founded as a lumber town, with sawmills located on the shores of Budd Lake. One of the lumber companies donated the land which is now Wilson State Park. The City of Harrison attracts thousands of visitors from throughout the state, with its "twenty lakes in twenty minutes" and large amount of state land for recreational sports.
The biggest local events are the Clare County Fair and Frostbite Open Golf Tournament on Budd Lake.
There are several historic buildings in the city of Harrison. The Surrey House is a relic of the lumber town days. The Clare County Newspaper building, located downtown, is the oldest building in Harrison, dating back to 1898. Owners Rauch and Bucholz family gives tours of the Cleaver building, in addition to a walking tour of downtown Harrison.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.03 square miles (10.44 km2), of which 3.72 square miles (9.63 km2) is land and 0.31 square miles (0.80 km2) is water.