The Mott Park Recreation Area has been and will continue to be a safe place to recreate along the banks of the Flint River. We are committed to working with the city of Flint, Flint Parks and Recreation, the Flint Police Department, and our local neighboring businesses, institutions and residents to keep the area safe from crime and vandalism.
With the opening of our new disc golf course, we have seen a dramatic increase in people using the recreation area. In general, this has made the area safer due to the additional eyes on activities here. However, during lower usage times; either at dusk, after dark, or during periods of colder weather, we have had a problem with break-ins to vehicles parked in our parking lot. This used to be a problem when the old golf course was open, too.
We addressed the problem with new security measures, including video surveillance and more frequent patrols. We have cameras in the parking lot and on the clubhouse and the maintenance barn that are monitored by the Flint Police Department who have also assigned 4 officers (2 each day) to shifts patrolling the neighborhoods around the recreation area. they are based at our community center and are often parked there or at the canoe launch.
Our parking lot is available 24 hours a day until snow flies. When it is snow-covered the gates will be locked because we have no snow-removal equipment available. Parking is available on the north side of Nolen Drive, except between Weller and Dougherty. Parking is also available on Weller and on Dougherty. Be sure to obey the signs. There is no parking on the grass at the recreation area at any time.
To contribute to funding for security improvements, please see our contributions page.