Parks & Recreation

Published November 20, 2020

ROYAL OAK — On Oct. 31, the city of Royal Oak and Oakland County partnered to offer walk-throughs at the future site of Normandy Oaks Park, 4234 Delemere Blvd., near Crooks and Normandy roads. Several families made the stroll in Halloween costumes.

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Published November 20, 2020

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — In light of the times, Clinton Township Parks and Recreation continues to try to offer the community events that are both fun and safe.

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Published November 20, 2020

FRASER — McKinley Barrier-Free Park in Fraser is set to get another addition in the spring.

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Published November 17, 2020

METRO DETROIT — With outdoors seemingly safer places to have distanced gatherings than inside, Huron-Clinton Metroparks saw attendance increase this year as metro Detroit residents looked for a place to safely get out of the house.

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Published November 9, 2020

BIRMINGHAM — With more than 70% of the vote, Birmingham’s electorate made a clear statement Tuesday, Nov. 3: Yep, we like parks.

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Published November 9, 2020

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OAKLAND COUNTY — For the first time in the park system’s nearly 55-year history, the Oakland County Parks and Recreation Department asked residents to vote to increase its operating millage by about 50%.

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Published November 6, 2020

MADISON HEIGHTS — A new mural that resembles a game of hopscotch invites park-goers to play along as they walk the trail at Civic Center Park.

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Published November 6, 2020

MADISON HEIGHTS — The first outdoor mural in the city of Madison Heights garnered statewide attention when it was completed on the shelter building at Civic Center Park in 2019, earning Madison Heights a place in the final four of the Michigan Municipal Leagues’s prestigious Community Excellence Awards.

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Published October 27, 2020

SOUTHFIELD — Whether you’re a senior just looking to get out or a young adult trying to find an opportunity for physical activity, the Southfield Parks and Recreation Department has a program for you.

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Published October 23, 2020

WEST BLOOMFIELD — For the past two years, the West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation Commission has helped host an appreciation event for veterans.

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Published October 21, 2020

TROY — A permanent home for hoots has started to take root at Troy’s nature center.

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Published October 20, 2020

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — While the turnout wasn’t as large as expected, the Macomb Township Parks and Recreation Department held its fourth annual scarecrow contest Oct. 9.

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Published October 15, 2020

Adding to the fall fun in St. Clair Shores, the Parks and Recreation Department and Activities Committee have announced there will be a Halloween in the Park trick-or-treating event for children Oct. 25.

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Published October 7, 2020

SOUTHFIELD — If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught people anything, it’s the importance of outdoor activities. The need for recreational space has become much more important with residents, who may feel stuck inside the house for what seems like months on end.

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Published September 22, 2020

TROY — According to Troy resident Jeffrey Kerr, there is a “hidden gem” right in the heart of the city that most residents aren’t aware of.

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Published September 22, 2020

ROCHESTER — A memorial to pay tribute to first responders was dedicated in downtown Rochester Sept. 11.

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Published September 22, 2020

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — Bicyclists, runners and walkers will no longer have to dodge cars along Gallagher Road as they walk to and from the Paint Creek Trail.

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Published September 8, 2020

SOUTHFIELD — The COVID-19 pandemic may still be around, but that hasn’t stopped Southfield residents from hitting the parks for some fresh air.

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Published September 8, 2020

BIRMINGHAM — The decisions that voters will make on the upcoming November ballot are anything but fun and games.

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Published August 25, 2020

METRO DETROIT — Whether to seek refuge from quarantine, joblessness or the inability to travel, Michiganders have flocked to parks to keep themselves healthy, both physically and mentally.

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