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Public Hearing for Parks & Rec Master Plan

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 at 7:30 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 ckarner@bria2.com 




(Zack Szakacs-Evart City Manager, Rick Snyder-Governor of Michigan, Tracey Beadle-Harrison City Manager & Clerk)

               As someone who was born and raised in Harrison, MI, being asked to be a guest of the Governor for the State of the State address was quite an honor. But when the Governor recognizes you for the same potential that you see in your hometown, now that is something to write home about!
               Governor Rick Snyder has given Harrison and nine other communities in the state of Michigan the tools needed to help develop a stronger economic vision. This program helps economically challenged communities with the tools to become better positioned for redevelopment opportunities. As the saying goes, “A rising tide lifts all boats”. We are working hard to create a more vibrant and thriving community here in Harrison. It’s not going to happen overnight, but with the right tools and the right people at the table we can become a redevelopment-ready community that better repositions ourselves for families and businesses to invest in. Harrison has so many good things going for us that other communities don’t, and if we just capitalize on them we can and will attract business investment and talent as well as improve the quality of life for our residents. Yes, Harrison was chosen because it is economically challenged, but given the tools to advance we can better position ourselves for redevelopment opportunities.
               As I said, I was born and raised in Harrison, MI and I’m proud to say so. If you agree that Harrison has potential and would like to help with this mission, please contact me and together we can lift all of the boats by building the framework for a successful future.


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.