At home rain barrels are a great way to capture runoff water from your roof. Water captured in barrels is a free source of water for watering gardens and your lawn. To learn how to make your own rain barrels, click on the links below.
What is the Development Process in Meridian Township?
The Department of Community Planning & Development has put together a document describing the process for which development projects go through in Meridian Township. This document is an overview to assist with smoothing out the process for projects in the township.
Where do I park for the Celebrate Meridian Festival?
The Celebrate Meridian Festival and Food Truck Rally will bring thousands of residents and visitors to the area for Meridian Township’s annual Celebrate Meridian Festival. Meridian Township wants residents and visitors to be aware of accessibility and street closures.
The Meridian Township Municipal Main Lot will be closed on Friday, June 28 to set up for the Celebrate Meridian event on Saturday, June 29, 2019. Central Park Drive will be closed to through traffic between Marsh Road and Okemos Road from 6:00 pm Friday, June 28 until conclusion of the Celebrate Meridian event on June 29.
The Meridian Farmers’ Market will be located at the Meridian Mall from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 29 near Studio C.
Friday, June 28:
Accessible Parking is available at the Municipal Complex at the side lot to the south of the Municipal Building, the small lot near the Historical Village and the Nokomis Learning Center lot.
General Parking is available during normal business hours from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm at the small lot near the Historical Village and the grassy area to the east of the Nokomis Learning Center.
Saturday, June 29:
Accessible Parking is available at the small lot near the Historical Village and the grassy area to the east of the Nokomis Learning Center. These lots can be accessed from the Marsh Road Entrance of the Municipal Complex only.
Historical Village Docents’ designated parking, with parking passes, will be at the Nokomis Learning Center.
The Farmers’ Market, Okemos Post Office, Studio C and Meridian Mall can be accessed off Marsh Road from the Okemos entrance. These locations are also accessible from Grand River Ave. and mall entrance points along Marsh Road.
General Parking for the Celebrate Meridian event is available at the Meridian Mall Parking Lot.
Which Businesses and Art Vendors are Participating in the Celebrate Meridian Festival?
Businesses participating so far in the 2019 Celebrate Meridian event are:
Banfield Pet Hospital
Consumer Energy Waste Reduction Program
Council for International Education Exchange (CIEE)
Firstlight Home Care of Greater Lansing
Fit Camp 35
Harris Nature Center Foundation
Health Wellpreneurs Center
Ingham Intermediate School District
Kiwanis Club of Okemos-Haslett
Okemos Music Academy
Orange Theory Fitness East Lansing
Orthopaedic Rehab Specialists
Portnoy & Tu, DDS PC
Soldan's Pet Supplies
The Pampered Chef
Victory Martial Arts
Arts and Crafts Vendors participating so far in the Celebrate Meridian event:
Mark Dehetre Pottery
Chads Yard Birds
Bubbles R Fun
Furry Friends Furniture
The Camel's Hump
Rich & Bev
Breezy Jewerly Designs
and more to come!!!
Which Higher Educational Institutions are near Meridian Township?
American Collegiate Marketing
Andrews Hooper & Pavlik
Bavarian Motor Transport
Charter Township of Meridian
Haslett Public Schools
Michigan Dental Association
Michigan Nurses Association*
Okemos Public Schools
Pet Supplies Plus
Red Cedar Solutions
Sparrow Health System*
* Major regional employer
Major Regional Employers
(not listed above)
State of Michigan
Michigan State University
Jackson National Life Insurance
Accident Fund Insurance
Farm Bureau Insurance
MSU Federal Credit Union
Two Men & a Truck
Ingham Regional Medical Center
Seasonal Park Trails Advisory
Seasonal Trail Advisory: As the weather changes, so do the condition of our park trails. Please be a responsible park visitor, and use the trails accordingly.
Spring and Fall:
Flooding may restrict park visitors to upland trails only. Muddy trails are restricted to walkers only. Bikes and horses will cause damage and erosion to the trails and therefore prohibited at such times.
Please stay on the trails to protect wildflowers, wildlife and yourself from poison ivy and bee nests.
Please be respectful of skiers by walking to the side of ski tracks rather than through then. For your safety, staff off ice on ponds, drains and the Red Cedar River.
Pets must be on a leash no longer than 6' and under control of their owner in all areas of Township parks. Please remove all feces deposited by your pets. Motorized vehicles are prohibited on trails.
What are the Parks and Trails Rules?
Parks are open daily from dawn to dusk.
Dogs must remain on a leash at all times.
Visitors are responsible for cleaning up after their pets.
Horses, llamas and other draft animals may be brought into the park when under the immediate control of a competent person.
Stay on the designated trails.
To minimize erosion, muddy trails are restricted to walkers only.
During winter, please be respectful of skiers by walking to the side of the ski tracks.
Motorized vehicles are restricted to designated parking areas only.
Fires may be built in designated grills and must be attended at all times.
Fishing is permitted with a valid state fishing license.
Please do not disturb the wildlife in the park. Hunting, trapping, catching, killing or removal of any animal on park land is prohibited, as is disturbing or robbing nests, dens or burrows of any animals.
Picking and collecting of wildflowers, fruits, mushrooms, downed wood or any plant material is prohibited.
Campfires, camping, the flying of model airplanes or drones, fireworks and loud noise/music or amplifiers are prohibited.
Swimming and ice skating are prohibited on ponds, drains and the Red Cedar River.
Reservations for pavilion or athletic field use may be arranged by calling the Meridian Township Parks and Recreation Office at 517.853.4600.
What can I Recycle at the Meridian Recycle Center?
Recycle for free:
Styrofoam™—clean, no pea-nuts, no insulation
Glass—sorted by color
Paper, cardboard, boxboard
Recycle for a fee:
Compactable waste $2 per 30 gallon bag or $20 per cubic yard
Non-compactable waste $30 per cubic yard
Brush, leaves & branches $2 per 30 gallon bag or $15 per cubic yard. Yard waste does not belong in your trash. You can compost it, or your neighbors or close-by community gardens might be interested in doing so. If not, ask your hauler about curbside collection or drop it off at the Recycling Center for a small fee.