Parks & Recreation

Published April 28, 2021

ROYAL OAK — On April 12, the Royal Oak City Commission approved a recommendation from the Parks, Recreation and Senior Services Advisory Board to place two honeybee hives in Normandy Oaks Park.

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Published April 28, 2021

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The generosity of a family with local ties means a new park in Macomb Township.

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Published April 25, 2021

MADISON HEIGHTS — The city of Madison Heights plans to install an outdoor exercise facility this summer at Huffman Park, with more than 30 pieces of equipment for residents and guests to use, and community classes to be led by trained ambassadors.

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Published April 21, 2021

ROCHESTER HILLS — The city of Rochester Hills needs $50,000 to help complete the city’s newest playground at Innovation Hills Park and is giving community members a chance to pitch in.

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Published April 20, 2021

GROSSE POINTE WOODS/ST. CLAIR SHORES — Two new amenities at Lake Front Park opened to the public last weekend.

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Published April 11, 2021

FERNDALE — The Ferndale City Council recently took up the subject of grant applications to help fund park projects at Martin Road and Wilson parks

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Published April 10, 2021

BERKLEY — The city of Berkley is holding a contest for a new name for Oxford/Merchants Park.

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Published April 7, 2021

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — Oakland Township is one step closer to acquiring a 235-acre addition to its Lost Lake Nature Park.

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Published April 7, 2021

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — After being closed for more than a year, Waterfront Park in Harrison Township is expected to reopen soon, according to officials.

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Published April 2, 2021

MOUNT CLEMENS — Cascade in the Shade could be coming to Mount Clemens.

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Published March 30, 2021

UTICA — The city of Utica announced that the repairs to the Davis Street Bridge, which required the bridge to be shut down for months, have been completed and the bridge reopened March 17.

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Published March 25, 2021

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Pier Park’s iconic gazebo met with the wrecking ball, but plans for a new one are in motion.

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Published March 23, 2021

GROSSE POINTE PARK — While many dog lovers say it’s long overdue, a forthcoming dog park at Patterson Park is still the subject of concern for some residents.

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Published March 23, 2021

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Dangerously deteriorated boards underneath the 900 dock at Pier Park in Grosse Pointe Farms have led to replacement of the decking there this spring.

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Published March 23, 2021

WARREN — A disk swing, castle-style playscape, swings, slides, benches, stand-up spinner and more will soon welcome adventurous children at the Academy of Warren, or AOW, located at 13943 E. Eight Mile Road.

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Published March 21, 2021

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Following on the heels of successful applications, St. Clair Shores is seeking another grant from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Land and Water Conservation Fund for exercise equipment and accessibility improvements at Brys Park.

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Published March 20, 2021

ST. CLAIR SHORES — A trip aboard a pirate ship, a shot at hockeytown and an afternoon in the jungle are all places kids’ imaginations will be able to take them this summer when three new themed playgrounds are constructed in St. Clair Shores parks.

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Published March 17, 2021

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — Park enthusiasts can enjoy the great outdoors on some new trails at Watershed Ridge Park in Oakland Township.

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Published March 12, 2021

SOUTHFIELD — If one thing has become obvious during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s that outdoor activity is important.

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Published March 11, 2021

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — After planning and adapting programs to ever-changing executive orders, Clinton Township Parks and Recreation Department Director Brian Kay is “cautiously optimistic for the spring and summer.”

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