Roscommon Area Recreation Authority

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The Roscommon Area Recreation Authority (RARA) is located in Roscommon County, Michigan. RARA is the governing authority for several entities and events available to the community of Roscommon. We govern the operations of the C.R.A.F. CenterAuSable River Center, Gahagen Nature Preserve and Metro Park.

RARA is dedicated to providing quality recreation programs for residents and visitors of all ages. Working in conjunction with other groups the Authority has community activities and programs planned year around. 

Roscommon Area Recreation Authority meets at the CRAF Center on the third Wednesday of January, March, May, September and November at 7:00 p.m. The public is always welcome.

Link to RARA Minutes – click here

The RARA board consists of 3 appointments from the Village, 3 appointments from Higgins Township, and one appointed by the RARA Group.
The board consists of:

  • Sue Jock-Chair
  • Derek Smitz-Co-chair
  • Connie Allen-Secretary
  • Cheri Hutek-Treasurer
  • Eric Hart
  • Karrie Williams
  • Steve Hinds


Summer Concerts
2023 Full Concert Series