Parks & Recreation

Published May 28, 2019

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — A pavilion, a playground, a scenic overlook, trails and a native plant garden combine in Gallagher Creek Park to create a sense of community for township residents. “This is a wonderful project,” Colin Choi, the Parks and Recreation Commission chairman, said at the park dedication May 23.

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Published May 21, 2019

ROYAL OAK — On May 13, the Royal Oak City Commission authorized Detroit-based landscape architect MKSK to design the city’s new 2-acre downtown park, to be located where the current City Hall and Police Department now stand.

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Published May 20, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — The Shelby Golden K Kiwanis Club is looking to the community to help make an all-inclusive playground a reality at a local park in Shelby Township. With the help of the community, the club hopes to build the all-inclusive park at Whispering Woods Kiwanis Park, located at 11000 21 Mile Road.

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Published May 20, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — The Shelby Township Board of Trustees and members of the community recently celebrated the reopening of the Stony Creek Trail in Shelby Township.

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Published May 15, 2019

SOUTHFIELD — A footpath that residents forged themselves will soon be made into a full-fledged walking path.

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Published May 15, 2019

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Staff at Clinton Township Parks and Recreation are chomping at the bit to deliver another summer of fun for children, and even adults, of all ages.

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Published May 15, 2019

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — As part of ongoing efforts to restore a historical farm, broken concrete will be replaced at Cranberry Lake Farm’s former dairy barn for a display of farm implements. In addition, a picnic area is under development near a stone barbecue built in the 1930s.

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Published May 14, 2019

BEVERLY HILLS — Volunteers battled mud and cloudy skies to clear invasive plants May 11 in Beverly Park. “We are getting rid of buckthorn,” Beverly Hills Village Councilwoman Rachel Hrydziuszko said. “We want it cleaned up for the Memorial Day parade and for new tree plantings.”

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Published May 10, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — As part of its rollout of new equipment at neighborhood parks around St. Clair Shores, the City Council approved the purchase of $75,000 worth of new equipment for Gaffke Park, located on Gaffke Street, west of Little Mack Avenue.

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Published May 2, 2019

CLINTON TOWNSHIP/HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Money from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund, or NRTF, will support projects for 2019, including three projects in Macomb County.

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Published April 30, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Ending a long-standing prohibition, the City Council voted in April to change the ordinance to allow dogs to be walked on a leash through Wahby Park, on Jefferson Avenue south of 10 Mile Road.

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Published April 30, 2019

PLEASANT RIDGE — On Saturday, May 18, the Pleasant Ridge Foundation will host its annual auction and gala, which also will serve as the kickoff to the city’s celebration of its centennial.

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Published April 29, 2019

UTICA — Local volunteers were recently applauded for their hard work and service to help keep local parks maintained and thriving. A local group called the Clinton River Area Mountain Bike Association, or CRAMBA, was awarded an mParks Volunteer Service Award at a ceremony April 17.

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Published April 22, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — A contractor for the planned renovation of Shelby Township’s new activities center has been chosen, as work will begin soon on the building. The Shelby Township Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve awarding the contract for the activities center renovation project to Brencal Contractors Inc., of Warren, at its April 16 meeting.

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Published April 15, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — April showers bring May flowers and, in many cases, boaters to Lake St. Clair.

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Published April 15, 2019

UTICA — The planned date for Utica’s new Pioneer Park to be built, which includes the city’s first dog park, is right around the corner, and the city has big plans for it; however, some changes might need to be made.

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Published April 9, 2019

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Weeks after the Michigan House of Representatives passed an appropriations bill that would affect George George Park and the Clinton River Spillway, the Clinton Township Board of Trustees approved three more grant resolutions.

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Published April 9, 2019

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OAKLAND COUNTY — For thrill-seekers, there’s no better feeling than taking the high road. And then the low road. And some gnarly mounds and mud holes.

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Published April 9, 2019

ROYAL OAK — An amateur collegiate summer baseball team is looking to strike gold.

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Published April 5, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — This past winter, the playscape at Edison Park in Madison Heights was removed due to its dilapidated condition and the liability this posed for the city. But the City Council is hoping that the state will award Madison Heights a grant to help fund a replacement for the playscape — one that will be built with accessibility in mind.

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Lake Shore Presbyterian Church
Farmington Hills
Summer nature programs
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Heritage Park
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Night Sky Paint Along
3-4:30 p.m.
Bloomfield Township Public Library
Harrison Township
Trivia night at the library
6:30-8 p.m.
Harrison Township Public Library
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Wednesday Afternoon Book Club
1-2 p.m.
Blair Memorial Library

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