East China Township’s First Annual 
Parks Appreciation Day MAY 4, 2024 11am -2pm at East China Park (Recor / M29)
Please contact the Parks Manager for any inquiries or if you would like to donate towards this event or have interest in future Sponsorship of this event! or 810-278-5459

To Kick Off our First Annual Parks Appreciation Day, we are offering FREE Tire Recycling/Disposal for EVERYONE!

  • Rubber Tires of ALL SIZES on or off Rims are Accepted!
  • We request those who are Delivering Tires to assist with unloading their tires and loading tires into the recycle trailer.

We are encouraging those who Love Our Parks to participate in a volunteer cleanup at East China Park!

  • Simple litter cleanup, picking up sticks and twigs, pulling weeds in our playgrounds, cleaning up parking lots, grooming the nature trails.
  • What to Bring?
    • A Helping Hand! ☺️
    • Any yard maintenance tools you feel would help you with cleanup: Leaf Rakes, Brooms, Weeding Tools, Bucket for litter/weeds, Pruning Shears, etc.
    • Protective apparel such as Sun Hats, Insect Repellent, Gloves, Sunscreen, etc.
  • When to Arrive?
    • Park staff will be on duty at 8:00am with an organized crew to begin about 9:00am. Volunteers are welcome to come anytime between 9:00am – 2:00pm.


A Big Thanks to our seedling sponsor, KEVIN’S LAWNCARE! Their generosity allowed us to offer this giveaway!

  • 500 – NORWAY SPRUCE (XL Seedlings): MAX – 2/person
    • SIZE: 18”-24” tall, AGE: 2-years old

All seedlings listed below are MAX – 1/person.

  • 75 – BLACK ELDERBERRY BUSH:                     SIZE:  6”-12” tall
  • 115 – EASTERN REDBUD (Flowering Tree):       SIZE:  12”-18” tall
  • 100 – SILKY DOGWOOD BUSH:                         SIZE:  24”-36” tall
  • 50 – RED MAPLE TREE:                                      SIZE:  6”-12” tall


We will provide refreshments & Light Snacks for those who volunteer for the cleanup crew. (Or anyone needing a pick-me-up!)

  • Please provide your own Reusable Water Bottles/Cups/Thermos’ to reduce waste.
  • Please bring anything diet/allergy specific per your needs or preference for snacks (that may or may not be available/provided).
  • Anyone is welcome to donate bakery/factory packaged snack items to the snack table!
  • Refreshments: We will offer refreshments from “Dispensers” (This will require use of a beverage container/cup).
    • Options may be Lemonade, Water, Coffee, etc.
  • Snacks: We will offer some light snacks that will require little waste.
    • Options may be Apples, Bananas, Bagels, Individual sized chips/crackers, etc.