Parks and Forestry

Mailing: 100 McMorran Blvd
(north end service center located at 3663 10th Avenue)
Port Huron, MI 48060
Phone: 810-984-9709 / 810-984-9751
Fax 810-984-5098

The Parks  Division employs full time and seasonal employees to maintain all City parks, turnouts, service drives and specific boulevards.  Maintenance duties include grass mowing, hedge trimming, trash removal and playground equipment maintenance and repair.

Adopt-a-Park: This program provides an opportunity for individuals, volunteer groups or businesses to help enhance their local park system and public spaces by taking an active role in the maintenance, improvement and beautification of local parks for all to enjoy.  Call: 810-984-9751 for more information.

Brush & Branch Collection: Large brush and branch pickup is a service that goes beyond the weekly Yard Waste program.  Program is for brush that is larger than 4-feet long. Program runs year round.  The cost is $40 per load.  Call: 810-984-9751 to arrange pickup.  Cash or checks accepted at Parks warehouse or pay with credit card by phone. See Large Branch and Brush Program.

Residents/Homeowners can also drop brush off at the Parks Warehouse, 3663 10th Avenue, Port Huron on the last Saturday of each month between March and October between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm.  No charge/I.D. required.  No building materials. Call: 810-984-9751 to schedule drop off date/time during January, February, November and December.

Boat Ramps: The City of Port Huron operates boat launches at 12th Street (@Water Street) and Riverside Drive. A seasonal permit or daily launch fee receipt is required for the use of these facilities from May 1 through October 31. Launch fees are in accordance with the MDNR Waterways Commission.  Daily launch fee is $6.00 and instructions for payment are posted at each site. Seasonal permits are $24.00 and can be used at both sites.  Seasonal permits are available for purchase beginning December 1 at the City Treasurer’s Office, 100 McMorran Boulevard, during regular business hours, Anderson’s Pro Bait, 2731 Pine Grove Ave. (810-984-3232) and Jay's Marine Hardware,  207 Water Street (810-887-5555).  Trailered vehicles without a daily launch fee receipt or seasonal permit will be subject to civil infraction tickets in the amount of $50.00. NOTE: Both boat launch sites are locally operated and not covered by the State of Michigan Recreation Passport.

Boat ramps and docks are installed in early spring when the fishing season begins.  Boat ramps installed by April 1.  Docks installed by May 1.  Ramps and docks stay in, weather permitting, until approximately mid-November.

Kayak Launch (ADA accessible): Located at 7th Street Bridge near Quay Street parking lot.

Memorial Brick: Engraved tribute bricks are a great way for emergency responders and the public to show their dedication and support! Bricks are installed in Spring and Autumn.  Small (4”x8”) = $30.  Large (16”x16”) = $275. See Forms page.

Memorial Bench: Donate a new bench!  This donation consists of the installation of a bench along the waterfront south of the Blue Water Bridges.  The Cost for memorial bench is $1,500.  Price includes bench (recycled plastic), plaque, cement pad, installation. Call: 810-984-9751 for information.

Memorial Tree: Let us plant a tree in memory or recognition of someone!  Through the Tree Celebration Program, citizens can have a tree planted on City property in memory of a loved one or dear friend or to honor or recognize an individual.  Several varieties of trees are available and the cost per tree ranges from $175.00 - $300.00. See Flyer.

Snow Removal (parking lots & sidewalks): The Parks crew is responsible for snow removal from all City owned parking lots, park drives and sidewalks.

The Forestry Division maintains trees planted on the City Right-of-Way, boulevards, parks, Lakeside Cemetery, City owned vacant lots and open alleys.  They do not trim or remove trees on private property.

If a tree on private property falls onto the City Right-of-Way, only that portion of the tree on City property will be removed. It will be up to the homeowner to remove the remainder of the tree and debris. 

If a tree on private property falls onto private property (i.e. neighbor’s house or fence) it is up to the property owner to remove the tree or have it removed.  When a tree is removed by a homeowner, it is the homeowner’s responsibility that all debris is removed.

Tree Trimming: Contact 810-984-9751 for any tree on the City Right-of-Way that needs to be assessed for trimming.

Tree & Stump Removal: Contact 810-984-9751 to have a tree assessed for removal. Trees are removed if they are dangerous, diseased, dying or dead.  The City will not remove trees because they interfere with water or sewer lines, lift / damage sidewalks or if the property owner wants to expand or install a driveway. After a tree is removed, the stump is also removed and the spot filled with dirt.

Tree Planting: If a property owner wants to plant a tree on the City Right-of-Way, they may choose from the “RECOMMENDED” list.  Contact the Parks Department for a site inspection.

Wood & Wood Chips: Wood is distributed upon availability on a first come/first serve basis.  Wood chips are given away at the Forestry Warehouse, 3663 10th Avenue,Port Huron Monday thru Friday between 12:30-1:00 p.m. or 2:45-3:15 p.m.  Contact: 810-984-9709. 

Port Huron has been a Tree City since 1997!