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Adult Softball Leagues are Now Forming for 2018 for Interlochen games.  Get your team together and contact organizer Jim Pierce at 231.735.3093

GREEN LAKE TOWNSHIP RECREATION PLAN 2011 - Please note: this document has been updated in 2017. Please provide input via attending parks committee meetings or otherwise contacting the Supervisor. Download document 

Recreation Coordination:  Call our office

Phone: (231) 276-9329

Parks & Recreation Committee

The Parks & Recreation Committee

Committee Members:
  • Dennis Habedank
  • Pat McDonald
  • Jim Anderson
  • Marvin D. Radtke, Jr.
  • Joseph Johnson
  • Lisa Leedy
  • Ben Komrska

Green Lake Township Memorial Park, located off Karlin Road, is a popular location for both local residents and seasonal visitors. Amenities at the park include ball fields, a playground, and a picnic area that features a pavilion and grills. To rent the pavilion, call the township offices at (231) 276-9329. A fee and deposit are required to reserve the pavilion.

Memorial Park Pavilion Rental Form (18KB pdf)

The Township Park also is home to the Green Lake Airport, which serves Interlochen and Grand Traverse County. The airport has more than one runway, including a 2,800-foot turf runway. The facility is at an elevation of 866 feet, and is located three miles from the village of Interlochen. For more information on the airport, call Jim Anderson at (231) 947-2406.

Green Lake Township is also home to Interlochen State Park, which in 1917 was established as Michigan’s first state park by the Michigan Legislature. With its location between Duck and Green Lakes, many water-related sports and activities are available. The park also offers 490 campsites. Other activities at the park include a playground, swimming, fishing, boat access launch, picnic area, hiking, and cross-country skiing. DNR Campground reservations.

Another popular recreation destination is the Lost Lake Pathway, located along the shores of Lake Dubonnet on the northern border of Green Lake Township. At the Department of Natural Resources-operated Pathway, visitors can enjoy a host of recreational opportunities including cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, boating, camping, hiking on a shore-to-shore trail, and horseback riding. For more information, call the DNR at (231) 775-9727.

Press Release for November 7 EMS-FIRE Millage Proposal

November 7 EMS-Fire Millage Proposal Facts

Ballot Language for both Precinct 1 and 2

Meeting Dates Discussing GLTES  ALS, Building Needs

Cost Proposal/Estimate for Fire Station 

Concept Drawing for New Fire Station-NOT FINAL, only conceptual

Additional Information


What is Advanced Life Support (ALS)?

Advanced Life Support/Basic Life Support
Green Lake Township Emergency Services Department has been providing Basic Life Support (BLS) Treatment and Transport for decades. If we were to upgrade to the Advanced Life Support (ALS) program, your Firefighter/Medics will be able to swiftly provide intervention procedures that can lead to a higher probability of survival for our residents. 

Examples of these treatments include: IV therapy for fluids and medications. Assessing and treating cardiac events including having the ability to perform an ECG in the field and transmitting it to the hospital prior to our arrival with the patient which provides the awaiting physician with real time data. Our training will include placing an advanced airway for trauma victims or unresponsive patients. We would begin to utilize Intra-osseous Drills (I/O D) which allow your Firefighter/Medics to quickly administer medications and fluids to patients when conventional Intravenous (I/V) sites are impractical. Some common emergency medical calls we receive are heart attacks, difficulty breathing, unresponsive patients, diabetic emergencies, overdoses, victims of a motor vehicle crash, smoke inhalation, fractured bones, drownings and seizures to name a few.

The Benefits to the Citizens
Roughly 85% of the US population is protected by a Fire based EMS system including yours. Our department has developed a professional relationship with the hospital we transport our patients to, Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. With our first-hand knowledge of our township residents, homes, business and roads we can maintain a quicker response time than utilizing outside services as we currently do, without residents having to pay an outside provider the cost of ALS treatment.