Go To Top capitol dome
Michigan Legislature
Michigan Compiled Laws Complete Through PA 357 & includes Initiated Law 1 of 2018
House: Adjourned until Tuesday, December 11, 2018 10:00:00 AM
Senate: Adjourned until Tuesday, December 11, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Michigan Legislature

Main Content

Act 157 of 1905
Search within this Statute for


Act 157 of 1905

AN ACT to provide for the acquisition, maintenance, management, and control of township parks, resorts, bathing beaches, and places of recreation; to provide for the creation of a township park commission; to provide for the dissolution of a township park commission; to provide for a board of commissioners; to provide for the issuance of bonds and the levy of taxes; to provide for the transfer of certain real property for parks; to authorize cities and villages to appropriate money for park purposes; to provide for the acquisition, construction, and use of wharves, piers, docks, and landing places in townships; to provide the powers and duties of certain local units of government and certain officials; and to prescribe penalties and provide remedies.

History: 1905, Act 157, Eff. Sept. 16, 1905 ;-- Am. 1941, Act 308, Eff. Jan. 10, 1942 ;-- Am. 1964, Act 32, Imd. Eff. May 4, 1964 ;-- Am. 1989, Act 79, Imd. Eff. June 20, 1989 ;-- Am. 1998, Act 160, Eff. Mar. 23, 1999 ;-- Am. 2008, Act 496, Imd. Eff. Jan. 13, 2009

© 2017 Legislative Council, State of Michigan

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Section 41.421SectionTownship parks; acquisition; control by board of commissioners; condemnation of land.
Section 41.422SectionPlace of recreation; adoption of rules and regulations by board of commissioners; violation as misdemeanor; recreational trailway; posting of regulations; prohibited operation of vehicle as municipal civil infraction; penalty; admission charges.
Section 41.423SectionBoard of commissioners; election of officers; employees; record of transactions; treasurer, bond.
Section 41.424SectionTownship parks; plan for acquisition, specifications; referendum, adoption, record.
Section 41.425SectionExemption from taxation.
Section 41.425aSectionViolation of MCL 168.1 to 168.992 applicable to petitions; penalties.
Section 41.426SectionTownship park commission; petition; election; membership; terms; increase or decrease in number of members; vacancy.
Section 41.426aSectionTownship park commission; authority generally.
Section 41.426bSectionTownship park commission; compensation of members; employment of clerical assistance; expenses.
Section 41.426cSectionBudget; limitation; assessment, levy, and collection of tax.
Section 41.426dSectionTownship bonds; acquisition of lands for parks and places of recreation; payment.
Section 41.426eSectionSale or conveyance of portions of land not needed.
Section 41.426fSectionAnnual report.
Section 41.426gSectionTownship park commission; dissolution; procedures.
Section 41.426hSectionTownship park commission; dissolution; validation; ratification.
Section 41.427SectionConveyances to and duties of board of county park trustees.
Section 41.428SectionAppropriation; purpose; contribution to park commission.
Section 41.429SectionWharves, piers, docks, and landing places.
up icon