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Parks & Recreation

Published May 26, 2020

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OAKLAND COUNTY — The state’s stay-at-home order directed residents to do just that: stay home. But there are some exceptions to that rule, and Oakland County Parks and Recreation Department officials said they hope to help county families ease their stir-craziness with some safe fun in the open air.

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Published May 26, 2020

ST. CLAIR SHORES — St. Clair Shores is looking to improve the lighting at Kyte Monroe Memorial Park on Harper Avenue with help from a grant through the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Land and Water Conservation Fund.

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Published May 26, 2020

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The sultry sounds of summer typically include rock and roll, country, and funk music filling Veterans Memorial Park and the surrounding area on Wednesday nights.

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Published May 22, 2020

GROSSE POINTE PARK — The COVID-19 pandemic means Grosse Pointe Park residents won’t be able to enjoy many amenities at their parks over the Memorial Day weekend.

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Published April 6, 2020

ROCHESTER HILLS — Kayakers along the Clinton River will soon have a spot to take a break, eat some lunch and charge their phones.

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Published March 30, 2020

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PLEASANT RIDGE — The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, also known as SEMCOG, recently announced that it has awarded $6.5 million in Transportation Alternatives Program grant funding for 12 projects.

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Published March 18, 2020

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — This July, Brian Kay will have spent six years within the Clinton Township Parks and Recreation Department.

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Published March 16, 2020

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Utica Parks and Recreation will bring families together for a new type of fun night out that will be full of memories.

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Published March 13, 2020

MOUNT CLEMENS — When today’s leaders were kids, getting outside and playing, either with organized sports or just pickup games with friends, was commonplace.

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Published March 12, 2020

METRO DETROIT — The metroparks’ new Pass Trade Up program allows park visitors to trade in their daily park passes for discounts off a 2020 annual pass. 

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Published March 10, 2020

FERNDALE — Improvements to Schiffer Park finally will be on the way this year, after the Ferndale City Council unanimously approved a bid proposal for work on the site.

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Published March 3, 2020

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Clinton Township Parks and Recreation Director Frank Pizzo will be retiring March 27 after about 32 years of working in the department.

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Published February 25, 2020

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP/MOUNT CLEMENS – More than two years after a regional nature center was originally announced, a couple of local communities are hoping to get the project moving in their direction.

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Published February 17, 2020

FARMINGTON — A fundraiser that began as a grassroots, neighborhood-funded project to bring a new playscape to Flanders Park has picked up support from the Farmington Area Jaycees and six local businesses.

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Published February 14, 2020

WARREN — The map for the state’s Iron Belle Trail is closer to completion.

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Published February 11, 2020

FRASER — A couple of city parks are on the agenda for upgrades this calendar year.

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Published February 5, 2020

TROY — Splash pads, trails, concerts, shows, exercise and family activities topped the list of what those surveyed want for parks and recreation activities in Troy.

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Published February 5, 2020

ROYAL OAK — On Jan. 27, the Royal Oak City Commission voted 5-2 to move forward with the proposed Glade A design for the 2-acre downtown park, which will be located where the current City Hall and Police Department stand.

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Published February 5, 2020

ROYAL OAK — In a 6-1 vote Jan. 27, the Royal Oak City Commission approved a 10-year, $500,000 sponsorship agreement with Henry Ford Health System for the new downtown park.

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Published January 29, 2020

ROYAL OAK — On Jan. 15, the Royal Oak Downtown Development Authority unanimously voiced support for Glade A as the preferred concept plan for the proposed 2-acre downtown park to be located where the current City Hall and Police Department now stand.

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