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July 22, 2018: After a month of accepting submissions for the “Name Our Park” contest, the City of Clare Recreation Complex finally has a new name. There were over sixty submissions for a new park name. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board narrowed it down to the top three and then down to the one that was chosen. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board went through the submissions and then they determined that the name of our new city park should be Emerald Isle Recreation Complex. On July 2, 2018 the recommendation went to the Clare City Commission for approval and the park officially had its new name. The submission was done anonymously, but we would like to thank the individual who submitted.

Although the project will be completed in phases, at its completion, the new park will contain many amenities for the community.Emerald Isle Recreation Complex will be the new home to our Clare Youth Soccer League this fall! We hope to see you there!


July 7, 2018: The 2018 Waste Management Hazardous Household Waste Collection Event will be held on September 19.

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In accordance with federal requirements, the City of Clare's Title VI Plan can be downloaded as a PDF document.


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View the City of Clare's Master Plan


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The Clare City Commission meets August 20.

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A special joint meeting between the City Commission and Clare Public Schools Board will also be held on August 20.


Minutes from the July 2 meeting are now available.

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We invite you to come out and golf with us on July 19, 2018 at the Pohlcat Golf Course in Mt. Pleasant. On-site registration will start at 12 p.m. with a 1 p.m. tee time. The cost to participate is $125 per golfer, which includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, golf balls, prizes, lunch and more!


Proceeds from the outing will benefit the Clare Recreation Complex Project with focus on a community playground and the skate and bike park. The creation of a new skate and bike park within the City of Clare was initiated in the spring of 2014 by a couple of local teens and their guardians. The teens envisioned a place where they could skateboard and use their bikes without the restrictions faced, regarding liabilities and trespassing. The teens formed a committee with intentional/focused efforts to find a location for the skate and bike park and start fundraising efforts.


With the development of the recreation complex, moving the skate and bike park to the recreation complex was proposed to the committee and accepted. This project will continue through the development within the new park. This will be a great park for the City of Clare, and Isabella and Clare County residents.

We would like to thank our event sponsors the Clare Rotary Club and the Clare Kiwanis Club and the Pohlcat Golf Course for this opportunity to continue our fundraising efforts for the park. For more information or to be a hole sponsor, please contact Clare Parks and Recreation at (989) 386-7541 extension 213 or email .


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In accordance with federal requirements, the City of Clare's Title VI Plan can be downloaded as a PDF document.


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View the City of Clare's Master Plan


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