About

Jackson County Parks


Overseeing 18 County Parks with more than 1,000 acres of wooded and natural areas, beaches, trails, and more, the Jackson County Parks Department offers your chance to get away. Escape into nature at places like The Cascades (often referred to as Cascade Falls), Urban Fishery, Falling Waters Trail, The Cascades splash pad, and campgrounds at Pleasant Lake and Swains Lake.

Family fun is scheduled all summer long at Jackson County’s most spectacular attraction – The Cascades. Enjoy three fireworks shows projected over the illuminated waterfall for Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day, along with a weekly summer concert series, and more!


Join Our Team! We're Hiring! 

We are currently hiring more than 40 seasonal workers for the summer, with jobs ranging from 20 to 40 hours a week. Some positions are open to those 16 and older, while others require applicants to be at least 18. The wages range from $9.25 an hour to $12 an hour, depending on the position. The various positions are a good fit for college students, people looking to re-enter the workforce or retirees looking to get outside during the summer.

 

There are 16 Jackson County Parks in addition to The Cascade Falls and Cascades Golf Course. 

Available positions include:

Cascades Guest Attendant 

Cascades Shift Supervisor 

Cascades Operator

Campground Attendant 

Campground Manager 
Pro Shop Attendant
Beverage Cart Attendant

Golf Cart and Driving Range Attendant

Golf Course Worker
Park Maintenance Worker

Volunteer Opportunity



The Jackson County Parks Department is seeking volunteer campground hosts for Pleasant Lake and Swains Lake campgrounds.

In exchange for assisting the campground staff with duties such as helping campers find their campsites, answering camper questions, performing light park maintenance duties, and providing a watchful eye, campground hosts enjoy waived camping fees.

Both individuals and couples may apply for volunteer positions that begin as early as Memorial Day weekend and last through Labor Day weekend. Volunteer hosts must be 18 years of age and provide their own camping equipment, food and other personal items.

Interested volunteers should complete an application found below. Hosts are screened and interviewed by park staff and selected based on familiarity with the park system, camping experience, availability and knowledge of the area.
For information or questions, contact Kyle Lewis at 517-768-2919 or klewis@co.jackson.mi.us.

Campground Host Application