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Posted on: January 8, 2016

Let the Wintertime Fun Begin! Midland’s City Forest Opens

January 8, 2016 – Take this opportunity to enjoy wintertime activities at Midland’s City Forest, which opens Friday, January 8, weather permitting.

Recreation activities available include the toboggan run, sled hill, ice skating rink, cross country ski trails, and the Chalet warming house.

CHALET HOURS OF OPERATION (determined by weather)
Friday 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday Noon – 6 p.m.

The sled hill and skating rink are lit until 10 p.m. every evening even when the Chalet is not open. A 1k beginner cross-country ski trail is lit from dusk to 9 p.m.

For safety reasons, steel runner sleds, and snowboards are not permitted on the sled hill. In addition, personal toboggans will not be allowed on the toboggan run. These items and more are available for rent at the Chalet:

• Toboggans rent for $8.00 per hour with a two-hour maximum rental. • Sleds rent for $4.00 per sled per two-hour rental.
• Ice skates are $4.00 per pair for a two-hour rental. • Cross country ski rental is $10.00 per two-hour rental for classic skates and $15.00 per two-hour rental for ski skates.

Stay up-to-date with City Forest and other Midland Parks and Recreation program weather updates: subscribe to our Rainout Line by visiting or call 989-399-0506 for up-to-the-minute information. In addition to the website and phone, you can download the Rainout Line app on your smartphone. Visit our website or join us on Facebook at or follow our Twitter Tweets (#Midlandparksrec).

Visit the City’s website at for more information. Or, call the Parks and Recreation Office between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday – Friday, at 989-837-6930 or the City Forest on weekends at 989-835-7011.


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