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Parks & Recreation

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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Published January 29, 2020

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — It’s never too early to sign up for Clinton Township Parks and Recreation programs.

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Published January 27, 2020

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OAKLAND COUNTY — They might not be getting much attention now, but the parks in Ferndale, Berkley, Huntington Woods and Pleasant Ridge soon will after the winter season ends.

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Published January 21, 2020

ROYAL OAK/CLAWSON — Spring and summer are already on the minds of Royal Oak and Clawson officials in terms of parks and programming.

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Published January 17, 2020

MADISON HEIGHTS — Two members of the Madison Heights City Council have announced a plan to improve quality of life in the city. The plan has five categories — parks, library, programs, arts and environment — and there are five goals in each category, to be completed within five years.

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Published January 14, 2020

ST. CLAIR SHORES — St. Clair Shores City Council voted to approve a memorandum of understanding between the Southeast Macomb Sanitary District and the Macomb County Public Works Office to pave the way for the relocation of a boat ramp at Chapaton Retention Basin canal so that more capacity could be added to the basin.

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