City of Lapeer Community Center is intended to serve Lapeer area residents of all ages with recreational, social, cultural, fitness and educational opportunities. The 55,000 sq. ft. facility has an indoor six lane competition/leisure swimming pool with a water slide and zero entry, a gymnasium with seven baskets, weight/fitness equipment, meeting rooms, track, two raquetball courts, child care area, spinning studio and locker room facilities. Outside features a spray pool, 2 basketball courts and 2 sand volleyball courts.
Polar Palace Arena Complex houses two NHL sized ice rinks, 8 large locker rooms with showers, heated bleacher areas with seating for over 1,000 spectators and a lobby viewing area. It is home to the Lapeer Hockey Association, Lapeer Skating Club, adult leagues, several high school teams and a youth skating program.
Lapeer County is an outdoor lover's paradise, with over 12,000 acres of public recreation lands, 159 lakes and eight golf courses, which provide abundant summer sport facilities and add to the interest of fall color tours. The area also lends itself nicely to winter sporting and other outdoor activities. Well developed state and county parks, private nature conservancies, fishing and hunting areas and outdoor amusements provide year-round fun and discovery.
General Squire County Park features scenic nature trails winding through 60 acres of pristine forest and a water park. In winter, visitors can frolic on a lighted sledding hill and ice skating rink.
Torzewski County Park is located approximately five miles west of the City of Lapeer and surrounds Pero Lake. The 69-acre park features the Wetlands Water Park, with 360-foot and 100-foot waterslides. A family play area includes a pirate ship, water cannons and a frog slide.
Metamora Hadley Recreation Area is located in Hadley Township in southwest Lapeer County. The state-run facility includes 723 wooded acres, campgrounds and swimming and boating on Lake Minnewana.
Ortonville Recreation Area is a vast, state-owned park spanning over 4,000 acres in Hadley Township. The park features modern campsites, restrooms, boating, hunting and a full range of outdoor activities.
Seven Ponds Nature Center in Dryden Township is a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which serves southeastern Michigan as a nature sanctuary, environmental education center and a peaceful retreat. lt contains seven glacial lakes, a cedar swamp, woodlands, wetlands and a reconstructed prairie.
The Lapeer State Game Area in Mayfield Township contains 7,000 acres and over 40 miles of trails for horseback riding, hiking, and snowmobiling. The area provides public access for hunting and fishing on all lakes except the 400 acres of the Canadian Goose Refuge.
Holloway Reservoir Regional Park is located both in Genesee County and Lapeer County. The 5,500 acre park contains a variety of outdoor recreation facilities. The Holloway Reservoir is popular among local boaters and public boat launch ramps are available.
The Polly-Ann Trail, managed by Lapeer County Parks, begins at the Lapeer County State Game Area and provides a vehicle-free greenspace interconnection between parks and recreation areas.
Lapeer County Golf Courses There are eight golf courses in Lapeer County:
Arcadia Hills Golf Course
Castle Creek Golf Club
Deer View Golf Club
Greenbrier Golf Club
Hadley Acres Golf & Country Club
Lapeer Country Club
Metamora Golf & Country Club
Rolling Hills Golf Club
Washakie Golf & R.V. Resort