Dr. T.K. Lawless County Park was designated an International Dark Sky Park by the International Dark-Sky Association in 2019, making it one of only two located in the state of Michigan. Dr. T.K. Lawless Park (Lawless Park) is nestled within Cass County, in the southwest corner of the Lower Peninsula. The park, which includes inland lakes and streams, received its namesake from Chicago–based physician, Dr. Theodore Kenneth Lawless, M.D., who posthumously deeded the land, 850 acres, to the County in 1971.
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