Parks & Recreation

Published December 5, 2018

ROCHESTER/ROCHESTER HILLS/OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — There’s a new face behind the Paint Creek Trail. The Paint Creek Trailways Commission unanimously voted to hire Melissa Ford as the trail’s new manager.

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Published November 30, 2018

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Despite qualms about some plans contained in the document, the St. Clair Shores City Council approved the five-year parks and recreation master plan.

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Published November 30, 2018

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The parks and recreation director for the city of Warren for the past 14 years will take the helm of the St. Clair Shores Parks and Recreation Department this month.

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Published November 26, 2018

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — A new, colorful sign has emerged at the entrance to River Bends Park, where the Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center, 4101 River Bends Drive, is located.

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Published November 21, 2018

HAZEL PARK — City officials in Hazel Park are buzzing with excitement over a $350,000 grant awarded to the community by the Sutar-Sutaruk-Meyer Foundation, which will be used to completely overhaul Scout Park.

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Published November 16, 2018

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — Archery novices are invited to the Gobble Shoot at Marsh View Park Nov. 24.

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Published October 31, 2018

FERNDALE — The renovation of Wanda Park, at Wanda and East Hazelhurst streets, is moving along after the Ferndale City Council approved a master plan concept and phase 1 budget. The council unanimously approved the concept and budget at its Oct.Read More

Published October 29, 2018

UTICA — The Utica Downtown Development Authority unanimously voted to approve the allocation of $5,000 to the parks and recreation fund to support improvements to Grant Park, which is located on Hahn Street.

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Published October 12, 2018

HARPER WOODS — Salter Park in Harper Woods is going to the dogs.

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Published October 9, 2018

TROY — Billy Casper Golf will continue to manage the two city-owned golf courses after the Troy City Council unanimously approved a five-year contract with options for two five-year renewals at its Sept. 24 meeting. 

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Published October 2, 2018

ROYAL OAK — Thanks to a local association of Realtors, Realtor Park, off North Main Street at East Sunnybrook Drive, will receive new play equipment, six benches, two picnic tables and other upgrades this month.

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Published October 2, 2018

ROSEVILLE — The Recreational Authority of Roseville and Eastpointe is inviting members of the community to lace up their  running shoes and join it for its 40th annual Big Bird Run Nov. 11.

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Published October 1, 2018

UTICA —  The Utica Downtown Development Authority at its Sept. 27 meeting discussed possibly installing emergency phones to keep the city’s parks and trails a safe destination for anyone who visits them.

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Published September 25, 2018

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — On Sept. 18, the James B. and Ann V. Nicholson Nature Center Floodplain Conservation Easement was rededicated to recognize a partnership between Clinton Township and Macomb County.

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Published September 18, 2018

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — Township officials plan to renovate the boardwalk pathway along the west side of Adams Road, south of Silverbell Road, this fall.

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Published September 18, 2018

ROYAL OAK — “The grief doesn’t get smaller, but our love will grow bigger.”

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Published September 14, 2018

DETROIT — The Belle Isle Conservancy is inviting people from across the Detroit area to join the group for its Polish the Jewel fundraiser.

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Published September 11, 2018

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — Three upcoming Lost Lake Nature Center events will feature fall open houses designed for the entire family.

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Published September 11, 2018

ROCHESTER HILLS — Construction on the city’s first new park in 25 years is now underway in Rochester Hills. Community leaders officially broke ground on the 130-acre Innovation Hills Park, located north of Hamlin Road, east of Adams Road, Aug. 30.

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Published September 4, 2018

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — Discover a hidden Stony Creek overlook and learn the secrets of pine barrens and kettle lakes during two free guided park tours this fall.

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