Parks & Recreation

Published August 11, 2020

FERNDALE/BERKLEY — At the beginning of June and in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Oakland County Health Division announced that it was rescinding an emergency health order that had closed down all outdoor playground equipment for children in the county.

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Published August 6, 2020

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Local voters showed strong support for West Bloomfield parks, approving the renewal of an existing parks and recreation millage ballot proposal by a wide margin in the Aug. 4 primary election.

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Published July 27, 2020

FARMINGTON — Farmington Mayor Pro Tem Joe LaRussa let out an enthusiastic “hell yes!” July 20 when Farmington City Clerk Mary Mullison asked for his vote on a motion to approve the purchase of a new playscape for Flanders Park.

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Published July 27, 2020

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — The Shelby Township Board of Trustees voted unanimously at its July 21 meeting to allocate $160,000 to construct a multi-use connector trail in Shelby Township that is part of the Iron Belle Trail.

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Published July 24, 2020

EASTPOINTE — The city of Eastpointe broke ground on its upcoming expansion to Goetz Park July 18.

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Published July 21, 2020

SOUTHFIELD — It may look a little different this year, but summer fun is in full swing in Southfield.

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Published July 21, 2020

ROCHESTER HILLS — Bicyclists, runners and anyone else utilizing the Paint Creek Trail can explore a new pollinator garden approximately 1/4 mile north of Tienken Road in Rochester Hills.

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Published July 21, 2020

ROCHESTER HILLS — Families are invited to embark on a watershed scavenger hunt to become a “River Ranger” this summer in a new program offered by the Clinton River Watershed Council.

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Published July 21, 2020

BERKLEY — The Berkley Parks and Recreation Department has started its master plan process, and it is asking residents to provide feedback on what they want in their parks.

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Published July 20, 2020

FRASER — The final phase of McKinley Barrier-Free Park — at least for now — is in the process of completion.

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Published July 20, 2020

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The Clinton Township Civic Center has been chosen for the site for the township’s first inclusive playground.

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Published July 17, 2020

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The Fourth of July celebrated the birth of the United States and, in St. Clair Shores, the opening of the municipal pool.

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Published July 17, 2020

MADISON HEIGHTS — At the start of the year, the Madison Heights Environmental Citizens Committee, or ECC, convened its first subcommittee meeting for what is now called The Bloom Project — an initiative that aims to plant gardens across the city.

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Published July 7, 2020

ROYAL OAK — For the last several weeks, construction crews have been back at work at the future site of Normandy Oaks Park, 4234 Delemere Blvd., near Crooks and Normandy roads.

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Published July 6, 2020

FERNDALE — Heading into the spring of 2020, the city of Ferndale was expecting to tackle improvement projects for two of the city’s parks.

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Published July 2, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — Every dog has its day, and at long last, they are all scheduled to have their opening day at the new dog park at Delia Park in Sterling Heights.

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Published July 1, 2020

MADISON HEIGHTS — While the Red Oaks Waterpark is closed for the 2020 season due to COVID-19, Oakland County officials are encouraging residents to go out and explore the other county properties, of which there are several in the city of Madison Heights.

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Published July 1, 2020

MADISON HEIGHTS — Wildwood Park is now upgraded with accessible play structures, accessible tables and an accessible park entrance, making it a welcoming destination for residents and visitors of all ability levels.

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Published June 23, 2020

ROCHESTER — The city of Rochester is hoping to get grant funding from the state to update the tot lot playground, near Ludlow Avenue, in Rochester Municipal Park.

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Published June 23, 2020

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — Grosse Pointe Woods residents who utilize the Grosse Pointe Woods Aquatic Facility at Lake Front Park, located on Jefferson Avenue, will be glad to know the pool will open July 1.

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