Local Parks

Published November 21, 2022

BIRMINGHAM — Throughout the last couple of decades, the parks and recreation master plan has listed certain sites as “mini-parks,” but it was brought to city officials’ attention that no formal designation of these sites has ever been made by the City Commission.

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Published November 21, 2022

C&G Newspapers

OAKLAND COUNTY — City officials are celebrating a commitment by Oakland County to invest heavily in municipal parks and recreation, with about $20 million split across destinations such as Ambassador Park in Madison Heights and portions of Beech Woods Park in Southfield.

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Published November 16, 2022

STERLING HEIGHTS — There’s a new place to run along the Red Run Drain in Sterling Heights.

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Published November 9, 2022

MADISON HEIGHTS — The Red Oaks Nature Center at Suarez Friendship Woods is one of the city’s best-kept secrets — an oasis of greenery in the heart of Madison Heights, hidden away from the roads, where visitors can enjoy peace and quiet on woodland trails.

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Published October 13, 2022

ROYAL OAK — The Royal Oak City Commission approved a proposal to place an ice rink downtown.

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Published October 5, 2022

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — New landscaping will accompany new playground equipment at Pier Park in Grosse Pointe Farms.

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Published October 5, 2022

PLEASANT RIDGE — Pleasant Ridge is looking into installing lights at its dog park at Gainsboro Park.

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Published October 4, 2022

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Held on Sept. 28, Oct. 12 and Oct. 26, the Prince Drewry Park Market Days bring together local entrepreneurs and artisans to sell their goods within the community.

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Published September 21, 2022

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — Vandals who enjoy wreaking havoc in Ghesquiere Park in Grosse Pointe Woods may need to take their destructive tendencies elsewhere.

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Published September 21, 2022

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — The Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center is adding a new youth archery range with the help of a donation from the Jo Burgess family.

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Published September 16, 2022

C&G Newspapers

OAKLAND COUNTY — Oakland County Parks and Recreation is developing plans to possibly convert the Red Oaks Golf Course into a walkable park with open space, trails and other amenities.

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Published September 2, 2022

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — The Bloomfield Hills Schools Johnson Nature Center and Sylvan Table are partnering for a fundraising event to raise money for the Johnson Nature Center 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10.

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Published August 24, 2022

TROY — The city of Troy recently purchased three parcels of land adjacent to Sylvan Glen Lake Park, on Rochester Road, which will be added to the park land.

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Published August 23, 2022

BERKLEY — The Berkley City Council approved the purchase of play equipment and other features for two of its parks at a recent meeting.

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Published August 23, 2022

BIRMINGHAM — While Adams Park is still a work in progress, the Birmingham Parks and Recreation Board is able to proudly share the newest construction updates.

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Published August 11, 2022

TROY — Troy residents and city officials gathered at Jaycee Park July 27 to cut the ribbon on the third phase of the city’s Troy Trail project.

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Published August 10, 2022

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — Trail users now have a new place to park to access the northern end of the Paint Creek Trail.

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Published August 9, 2022

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — Adults are invited to grab some friends and take to the trails for a night of adventure.

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Published July 27, 2022

BERKLEY — The city of Berkley is aiming to complete pathway work in Oxford Park later this year.

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Published July 14, 2022

SOUTHFIELD — Residents looking to cool off this summer at the Southfield Sports Arena pool will have to search elsewhere.

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