Help Us Make Maybury Better
Our goal is to make significant improvements to the existing Concession Building to create a Regional Trail Head. We want this to be a welcoming place for all visitors and a gateway to Northville and Novi via our regional trails. Maybury is located in an ideal location for this improvement. It is centrally located in the corner of Wayne, Washtenaw, and Oakland Counties. Over 400,000 people live within 10 miles of Maybury and 500,000 people came to the park in 2014. Our variety of trails can accommodate winter use (cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and fat tire biking), summer use (hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding), and everything in between.
The State completed the planning and engineering for the Concession Building renovation in 2012, with an estimated cost of $75,000. The Park has received grant money for trail work, but not to create a Regional Trail Head. They are focusing on a regional trail connection at the 8-Mile and Beck Rd intersection and overdue repairs to the paved trail. As they are dedicating all their money to these important trail improvements, we want to transform the tired Concession Building into the focal point for the entire trail system to welcome all visitors. Please see above pictures or Maybury Video. However, this project is well beyond our normal capacity for fund raising. We need your help.
Our total goal is $75,000 The DNR will match half. Please donate to the site below to help us Make Maybury Better.
The Friends of Maybury is a 501c3 organization. All donations are tax deductible.
We originally formed in 1996 to support Maybury State Park through volunteerism and financial assistance with corporate grants, donations, and membership dues. Our support and hard work can be found all over the park. We work side by side with Maybury State Park staff to create an enjoyable and safe environment for all visitors. The Friends of Maybury State Park work in a volunteer capacity to:
- Host hikes, nature programs, and special events
- Improve facilities such as the winter enclosures for the concession building and ball diamond
- Maintain trails by building new boardwalks, raising trail beds, and eliminating erosion issues
- Improve natural areas by removing invasives such as garlic mustard
- Encourage volunteerism by having open monthly meetings and partnering with other groups
- Serve in many ways to enhance the recreation opportunities at Maybury State Park for the enjoyment of all guests
Over the past 19 years, we have used our resources wisely and focused on important projects such as hiking trail improvements, trail markers, history and nature hike plaques, and more. Look for our logo or signs on our projects in the park. We have been able to secure grants between $500 and $10,000 which all go directly to park improvements. Donations and membership dues are also directed to the Park. The Friends of Maybury do not have any paid employees and minimal overhead costs (less than 6% of our annual budget). In 2013, our overhead was about $600 for office supplies, insurance and non-profit renewal fees. We directed all other funds ($10,600) directly toward Park projects and events.
Friends of Maybury State Park
Park Office Mailing Address & Beck Road Entrance
20145 Beck Road
Northville, Michigan 48167
Eight Mile Entrance
49775 Eight Mile Road
Northville, MI 48167
This website designed originally by ~ Scott M. Chapman