The Hartland Area Community Council was formed in 1935 as a forum to coordinate projects and resolve community…More issues. The idea of J. Robert Crouse Sr., Hartland's most-noted philanthropist, the organization was part of the effort he started called the Hartland Area Project to foster arts, education and recreation for the Hartland community. After formation, the council's first big collaboration was its role in the construction of a recreation center that opened in 1938.
Today, the council organizes local events, such as the annual Memorial Day parade in May and Heritage Day in September. In addition, the group has spearheaded projects, such as the creation of a playscape at Epley Park.
The group meets 7 p.m. the first Monday of the month from August through June in the media center at Hartland Middle School at Ore Creek.
Epley Park 10440 Maple Rd, Hartland, MI48353 Owned by the Hartland School District, this park is named in honor of the late Don Epley, who was known as “Mr.…More Hartland” for his decades-long involvement with the fire department, Boy Scouts, Hartland Community Council and the Hartland United Methodist Church. The park—formally known as Don Epley Community Park—includes a playground, picnic pavilion and a wooden platform called the “Eagle Outlook” that provides a view of a wild marshy area.