In a cooperative effort in 1970, the city of Grand Blanc, charter Township of Grand Blanc and the Grand Blanc Community Schools formed the Grand Blanc Parks and Recreation Commission. The Commission operated as a part-time department until 1975, when it became a full-time operation.
The Parks and Recreation Commission is responsible for operating and maintaining Creasey Bicentennial Recreational Complex and the newly renovated Grand Blanc Senior Activity Center. In winter months, when weather permits, they maintains the ice rink at Physician's Park and the sledding hill at Creasey Bicentennial Park. Currently, the Grand Blanc Parks and Recreation Commission employs six full time staff, and depending on the time of year, an additional 50 - 125 seasonal and part-time employees.
A website was created that allowed Grand Blanc Parks & Rec to enter new programs that were being offered into the system so that users could sign up and pay for them. Users were able to create an account, register for classes or events, and pay for them all in one place. Once this was done an alert was sent out to the staff. The site also had functionality in place to limit the registration so that if only 25 classes were available, a 26th person could not join. It integrated with Stripe so that people could actually pay for the classes there. It sent out confirmation emails and alerted the Grand Blanc Parks & Rec staff that you had a registration. It basically just allowed them to manage their entire Parks & Rec program system right through their website.