Parks & Recreation

Published July 16, 2019

FERNDALE — After several weeks of development, the skate park in Ferndale has been completed and skaters are lining up to drop into the bowl. The skate park at Geary Park features various rails, bowl curves and other street skating elements for people to enjoy.

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Published July 15, 2019

FRASER — The biggest yearly event in Fraser is coming back with a full slate of activities for children, adults and families alike.

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Published July 9, 2019

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — Children, teens and adults with special needs will again be able to use the pool at Osius Park in Grosse Pointe Shores for a portion of their summer program.

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Published July 9, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The soon-to-be former site of Wade Nursery has been bought by Macomb Township.

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Published July 5, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — The Madison Heights City Council has hired a contractor to install a new playscape at Wildwood Park, something that has been in the works for two years. A state grant is helping to pay for part of the project, which will have accessibility features for children with disabilities.  

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Published July 1, 2019

ROYAL OAK — Due to an especially soggy spring, construction that was initially slated for April on Normandy Oaks Park has not yet begun.

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Published June 28, 2019

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Now in its 12th year of bringing fireworks to a community of more than 100,000 residents, the Clinton Township Parks and Recreation Department continues to try and outdo itself.

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Published June 26, 2019

MOUNT CLEMENS — Mount Clemens is now home to the Clinton River’s only universally accessible kayak launch. City and Macomb County officials, as well as those behind the fundraising effort that brought the launch to MacArthur Park on North River Road, gathered in the rain on June 20 for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the unique site.

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Published June 25, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — At the June 12 Board of Trustees meeting, Macomb Township Parks Director Sal DiCaro and Jack Knowles, landscape architect from Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber, presented an idea for a park at the northeast corner of 24 Mile and Foss roads.

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Published June 24, 2019

BERKLEY — The Berkley City Council approved a contract with a Detroit company to demolish the city’s decades-old ice arena. At its June 17 meeting, the council approved the agreement with Inner City Contracting to conduct the demolition of the Berkley Ice Arena for a price not to exceed $287,837.

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Published June 24, 2019

UTICA  — The planned date for Utica’s new park — Pioneer Park — to be built, which includes the city’s first dog park, is quickly approaching and the city has big plans for it; however, some minor changes were made to the plan to make the costs more palatable for the city’s budget.

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Published June 20, 2019

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OAKLAND COUNTY — Families were invited out to Independence Oaks County Park in Clarkston June 15 for an introductory open house at the new archery range.

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Published June 17, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Following the success of the Frosted Formal, two members of the St. Clair Shores Parks and Recreation Department are working to bring more opportunities for socialization to special needs adults living in the city.

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Published June 11, 2019

GROSSE POINTE WOODS/ST. CLAIR SHORES — After almost four years in the making, there will soon be a new miniature golf course at Lake Front Park for Grosse Pointe Woods residents and their guests to enjoy.

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Published June 11, 2019

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — An agreement for a parcel of land with limited access is on the verge of being finalized.

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Published June 7, 2019

HAZEL PARK — The community is coming together to build something special at Scout Park — and more volunteers are needed. At press time, the installation of the new playground at Hazel Park’s most centrally located green space was set for June 10-15.

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Published June 4, 2019

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EASTPOINTE/ST. CLAIR SHORES/WARREN — The cities of Eastpointe, St. Clair Shores and Warren are considering plans for a new bike path that would span the three communities and connect to the region’s larger bike path network.

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Published June 3, 2019

HUNTINGTON WOODS — A fundraiser held at Rackham Golf Course raised thousands of dollars to improve the grounds of the course. A pair of Huntington Woods residents organized the fundraiser, which brought in $7,000 to improve the course. The event, called the Short Game Skills Challenge, was a 36-hole, par-3 tournament and was held May 18.

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Published May 31, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — It’s something many people take for granted — going into a park for a picnic and having a seat at whatever picnic table is available. But for those in a wheelchair, it may not be that easy.Read More

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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