Local Parks

Published August 22, 2023

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Thanks to grant funding, the Shelby Township Senior Center recently received a brand-new outdoor fitness park for local seniors to use.

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Published August 9, 2023

ROCHESTER HILLS — The city’s 2023 community survey is in, and a point of pride for city officials is that Rochester Hills has a higher service satisfaction than Disney Parks & Resorts, according to data from Probolsky Research.

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Published July 25, 2023

FRASER — Two programs are coming to Fraser’s McKinley Barrier-Free Park in August to provide family-friendly activities for local children.

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Published July 11, 2023

BIRMINGHAM — The Birmingham Museum’s John West Hunter Park, along Willits Street, will be undergoing planned improvements this summer.

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Published July 8, 2023

MADISON HEIGHTS — The rain clouds dispersed and the sun shined on Monroe Park June 26 as residents crowded under the pavilion there. Together, they raised cups of orange juice in a toast to the pavilion’s new namesake, Robert Gettings.

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Published June 28, 2023

MADISON HEIGHTS — Civic Center Park has a shiny new playscape, made possible with a $70,000 grant, and it’s just the latest in a series of carefully considered purchases for the parks.

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Published June 27, 2023

BIRMINGHAM — Crestview Park in Birmingham is now home to pickleball courts for the community to enjoy. These facilities have been a topic for discussion and highly requested by the community since around 2018, officials said.

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Published June 21, 2023

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — The public can enjoy the sounds of jazz, country and classical music in two township parks this summer.

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Published June 21, 2023

ROCHESTER HILLS — The community’s first inclusive and accessible playground has some new play features for all ages and abilities to enjoy this summer at Innovation Hills Park.

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Published June 20, 2023

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — A Grosse Pointe Woods neighborhood park is about to get a makeover.

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Published June 5, 2023

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation recently announced the awarding of $800,000 in grants to 36 organizations through the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Legacy Funds.

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Published May 24, 2023

METRO DETROIT — As promised, the April showers brought May flowers, the sun is here to stay, and Michiganders are rising from hibernation to enjoy the outdoors.

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Published May 24, 2023

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — The public is invited to celebrate and explore the township’s new trailhead at Paint Creek Junction Park, north of Adams and Orion roads, in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the Paint Creek Trail.

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Published May 24, 2023

ROCHESTER/ROCHESTER HILLS/OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — The Paint Creek Trail was recently recognized by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources as the state’s latest Pure Michigan Trail, joining only 10 other designees statewide.

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Published May 18, 2023

WESTERN OAKLAND COUNTY — Local residents who like the thought of taking a walk, going for a jog or enjoying a bike ride on the trails recently had something to celebrate.

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Published May 10, 2023

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — The public is invited to celebrate and explore the township’s newest 234-acre nature preserve later this month.

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Published April 17, 2023

STERLING HEIGHTS — The wheels are turning on a plan to potentially increase the size of Rotary Park.

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Published April 6, 2023

NOVI — The Novi City Council unanimously approved the purchase of 3.93 acres of land, located at 25901 Beck Road, from Novi Funeral Home LLC, during its regular meeting March 20.

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Published April 5, 2023

ROCHESTER HILLS — Avondale Park will be getting some improvements this summer, though the projects are more than 30% over budget.

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Published April 4, 2023

PLEASANT RIDGE — Lighting soon will be coming to Pleasant Ridge’s dog park.

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