Local Parks

Published April 3, 2023

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — As winter gives way to spring, the Macomb Township Board of Trustees signed off on a list of repairs and improvements throughout the township at its March 22 meeting.

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Published March 8, 2023

FERNDALE — Ferndale will be making some big upgrades to one of its parks starting this spring.

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Published March 4, 2023

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The St. Clair Shores Senior Activity Center gained 450 members since this time last year, according to Senior Center Coordinator Matthew Hubinsky.

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Published February 21, 2023

TROY — Oakland County Parks and Recreation Department officials are asking Troy residents for their input regarding the future of a 70-acre land parcel known as Turtle Woods.

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Published February 9, 2023

TROY — The city of Troy announced its Community Development Block Grant fund distributions for 2023 after the City Council unanimously approved them at their regular meeting Jan. 23.

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Published February 8, 2023

BEVERLY HILLS — On Dec. 13, 2022, Beverly Park turned 100. The village of Beverly Hills is celebrating the park’s anniversary throughout 2023 by sharing memories and stories of Beverly Park.

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Published February 8, 2023

BIRMINGHAM — Improving the trails in Birmingham has been a plan circulating since 2006. However, when the original Trail Improvement Concept Plan was made, there was no funding available at the time.

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Published January 25, 2023

PLEASANT RIDGE — In the fall, the Pleasant Ridge City Commission met to discuss a petition to add lighting to the dog park at Gainsboro Park.

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Published December 7, 2022

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OAKLAND COUNTY — The Oakland County Parks and Recreation Department is asking residents to make their voices heard and share what they would like to see from their local parks and community activities.

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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

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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

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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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