The Recreation Department was established in 2005 after the creation of the second Master Parks and Recreation plan for the City of Clare. The mission of the City of Clare Recreation Department is as follows:
“The mission of the City of Clare Recreation Department is to contribute to the positive development and well being of the community through leadership and the provision of parks, trails, and recreational facilities. This will be accomplished through partnership and cooperation with other recreation service providers in the community in order to maximize all available resources. The driving focus of Parks and Recreation is to encourage health, fitness, cultural, recreational, educational, and social opportunities in our community.”
The Recreation Department is responsible for creating and implementing recreation programs and services to meet identified needs of groups within the city of Clare and for coordinating city efforts with sports and recreation partner organizations that are providing recreation services for the community.
The Recreation Department is committed to offering quality programs to all residents of the Cityy. Should you have an idea or a suggestion for a program or special event, do not hesitate to contact us!
Volunteers are an essential part of the Recreation Department. If you would like to volunteer for an event, please
let us know
! We need help from our community!
Would you like to be notified of upcoming events and activities via email? If so,
and enter the word “enroll” in the subject.
North Pole Calling
Click here to download form!
We are looking for feedback on our Summer Concert Series. We switched parks when COVID-19 hit to allow for more space and the availability of public restrooms. We have had feedback which park the community and attendees prefer the concerts be held at. Please help us know how to serve you better and if you prefer the concerts at Shamrock Park or Pettit Park.
can be returned by mail or dropbox at 202 W. Fifth St., Clare, MI 48617 or it can also be emailed to Joy at
Want to register for an event? We have three easy ways!
WALK IT IN:
Come to our office at Clare City Hall at 202 W 5th St, Clare, MI 48617.
Please note: City Hall is open Mon–Thur: 7:45am–5:15pm; Friday: 7:45am–11:15am
MAIL IT IN:
Clare Recreation Department, 202 W 5th St, Clare, MI 48617.
Enclose check or money order. Make checks payable to the City of Clare.
FAX IT IN:
Recreation Fax Number: 989-386-4508.
Use our online
Activity Registration Form
and send a check or a money order to follow it!