Parks & Recreation

Published June 9, 2021

BERKLEY — The city of Berkley will be holding a grand opening for a new park formerly known as Oxford/Merchants Park.

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Published June 8, 2021

FERNDALE — Geary Park will be the site of a new event in Ferndale this summer, with a special focus on the park’s main attraction: its skate park.

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Published May 28, 2021

ST. CLAIR SHORES — At 20 years old, the splash pad at Veterans Memorial Park is still something enjoyed by children of all ages, but it’s showing its age, according to parks and recreation officials.

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Published May 27, 2021

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Visitors to Pier Park in Grosse Pointe Farms won’t have to pack their own meals and beverages this summer — at least not on the weekends.

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Published May 26, 2021

ROCHESTER/ROCHESTER HILLS/OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — In honor of National Trails Day, the Paint Creek Trailways Commission is inviting the community to join in a weeklong virtual scavenger hunt along the Paint Creek Trail.

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Published May 22, 2021

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — After being closed for more than a year, Waterfront Park, 34890 Jefferson Ave., has reopened for the 2021 season.

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Published May 20, 2021

DETROIT — Ground was broken May 12 on the final stretch of the eastern Detroit Riverwalk, a walkable public area full of parks and green space stretching along the Detroit River in the city’s downtown area.

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Published May 16, 2021

ROYAL OAK — On May 5, two colonies of honeybees and their queens from a bee farm in Ohio arrived early at Normandy Oaks Park, 4234 Delemere Blvd., near Crooks and Normandy roads.

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Published May 12, 2021

MOUNT CLEMENS — The time has come and gone to raise funds to bring a year-round play space to Shadyside Park.

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Published May 11, 2021

BIRMINGHAM — After 10 months, a resident petition and several persuasive emails to the city manager, the Birmingham Parks and Recreation Board has been tasked with exploring the possibility of a park next to the Chesterfield Fire Station.

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Published May 11, 2021

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Like many businesses throughout the area, the city of St. Clair Shores is having some difficulty hiring seasonal staff.

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Published May 10, 2021

FARMINGTON HILLS — Though it has been long and delayed, the wait for Farmington Hills’ new recreation center, “The Hawk,” will soon be coming to an end.

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Published April 28, 2021

ROYAL OAK — On April 12, the Royal Oak City Commission approved a recommendation from the Parks, Recreation and Senior Services Advisory Board to place two honeybee hives in Normandy Oaks Park.

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Published April 28, 2021

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The generosity of a family with local ties means a new park in Macomb Township.

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Published April 25, 2021

MADISON HEIGHTS — The city of Madison Heights plans to install an outdoor exercise facility this summer at Huffman Park, with more than 30 pieces of equipment for residents and guests to use, and community classes to be led by trained ambassadors.

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Published April 21, 2021

ROCHESTER HILLS — The city of Rochester Hills needs $50,000 to help complete the city’s newest playground at Innovation Hills Park and is giving community members a chance to pitch in.

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Published April 20, 2021

GROSSE POINTE WOODS/ST. CLAIR SHORES — Two new amenities at Lake Front Park opened to the public last weekend.

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Published April 11, 2021

FERNDALE — The Ferndale City Council recently took up the subject of grant applications to help fund park projects at Martin Road and Wilson parks

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Published April 10, 2021

BERKLEY — The city of Berkley is holding a contest for a new name for Oxford/Merchants Park.

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Published April 7, 2021

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — Oakland Township is one step closer to acquiring a 235-acre addition to its Lost Lake Nature Park.

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