Parks & Recreation

Published February 25, 2019

Over the course of three decades, Dana Scott Paladino has helped build horseshoe pits, run carnivals and raise money for sports in the city.

St. Clair Shores City Council honored Paladino Feb. 19 for his 30 years of service on the Parks and Recreation Commission. He retired from the commission this year.

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Published February 19, 2019

FERNDALE — At the end of last year, the Ferndale City Council passed the phase 1 budget of Geary Park’s master concept plan. At its Feb. 11 meeting, the council approved the overall master concept plan, including the phase 2 and already passed phase 1 improvements. The vote came right after the council voted to approve Geary Park as the location of the city’s skate park.

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Published February 19, 2019

FERNDALE — The smallest park in Ferndale finally will get its makeover later this year. The Ferndale City Council at its Feb. 11 meeting approved an updated design and budget for improvements at Schiffer Park, a small strip of land that sits beside the FerndaleHaus apartments.

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Published February 19, 2019

FERNDALE — Ferndale has finally decided on where its skate park is going to be located. After conversation and development dating back to 2016, the City Council at its Feb. 11 meeting approved placing the skate park at Geary Park.

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Published February 18, 2019

UTICA — The Utica City Council approved the Downtown Development Authority’s request to purchase two emergency blue light phones for Grant Park at its Feb. 12 meeting.

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Published February 14, 2019

KEEGO HARBOR — The Keego Harbor Parks and Recreation Commission will be collecting public input over the next several months to see what changes might be made to public parks and recreational offerings.

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Published February 12, 2019

It’s time to break out the dancing shoes and take a step back to the 1950s for the 20th annual Macomb Township daddy-daughter dance.

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Published February 12, 2019

HUNTINGTON WOODS — One of the parks in Huntington Woods will be seeing some upgrades in the near future.

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Published February 12, 2019

HUNTINGTON WOODS — One of the parks in Huntington Woods is looking to add a little bit of shade for the children on the playgrounds.

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Published February 8, 2019

During the mParks Conference and Trade Show Jan. 29-Feb. 1 in Kalamazoo, Kyle Langlois received the group’s 2019 Recreation Leadership Award.

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Published February 6, 2019

ROCHESTER/ROCHESTER HILLS — The Clinton River Trail is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year with a variety of events for people of all ages.

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Published February 4, 2019

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Staff in the Clinton Township Parks and Recreation Department continue to discover new ways to reinvent their programs.

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Published February 1, 2019

People who want to paddle, pedal or pace through Sterling Heights will have more options, according to city officials.

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Published January 31, 2019

SYLVAN LAKE  — Chin up, back straight, look ‘em in the eyes and give a firm handshake. 

A new class in Sylvan Lake will teach young people a thing or two about being polite.

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Published January 22, 2019

TROY — Members of the Troy Nature Society, which manages day-to-day operations at the city-owned Stage Nature Center, wanted to build a pavilion on-site for several years to take the place of a tent used at outdoor events.

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Published January 16, 2019

ROYAL OAK — The city of Royal Oak is ready to request proposals for a landscape architect to design a 2-acre downtown park where the current City Hall and Police Department now stand.

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Published January 9, 2019

TROY — Troy’s trails and pathways plan will take a different turn after residents along the proposed route told city staff they don’t want the path to go through their neighborhood.

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Published January 4, 2019

WEST BLOOMFIELD — The West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation Commission has a tagline on its 2019 winter guide: “The Nature of Community.”

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Published December 21, 2018

FRASER — Fraser City Councilman Michael Lesich said that support from the city and its volunteer residents was a “key driver” in turning McKinley Barrier-Free Park from a dream concept 12 years ago into reality.

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Published December 21, 2018

ROCHESTER HILLS — The city of Rochester Hills recently opened its first multigenerational activity area, located inside Bloomer Park.

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