Parks & Recreation

Published January 8, 2021

ROSEVILLE — A 2003 Roseville High School graduate is sharing his life-changing experience of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail.

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Published December 20, 2020

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GROSSE POINTE WOODS/ST. CLAIR SHORES — The vehicular bridge at Lake Front Park on Jefferson Avenue will receive a makeover.

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Published December 18, 2020

FRASER — Following a decision to shut down the city’s parks and recreation department and letting go of its longtime director, Fraser residents are wondering what the future looks like.

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Published December 18, 2020

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — Bear Creek Nature Park and Marsh View Park in Oakland Township will soon get permanent restroom facilities.

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Published December 17, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — Puffin Park could eventually gain some new pathways and amenities as part of a development plan the Sterling Heights City Council recently passed, but more must happen before those changes become a reality.

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Published December 8, 2020

TROY — Troy locals will be able to walk in a winter wonderland soon at a new trail at Sylvan Glen Lake Park.

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Published December 8, 2020

BERKLEY — After years of development, the city of Berkley began improvements on one of its parks back in the fall.

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Published December 4, 2020

EASTPOINTE — A new statue celebrating equality has been approved for installation in Eastpointe’s Kennedy Park.

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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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