Parks & Recreation

Published June 23, 2020

ROCHESTER — The city of Rochester is hoping to get grant funding from the state to update the tot lot playground, near Ludlow Avenue, in Rochester Municipal Park.

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Published June 23, 2020

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — Grosse Pointe Woods residents who utilize the Grosse Pointe Woods Aquatic Facility at Lake Front Park, located on Jefferson Avenue, will be glad to know the pool will open July 1.

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Published June 23, 2020

GROSSE POINTES — Just in time for what is traditionally the steamiest portion of a Michigan summer, municipal pools are beginning to reopen in the Grosse Pointes. However, like almost everything else in the COVID-19 era, this won’t be a typical summer for recreation.

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Published June 23, 2020

BERKLEY — The development of Oxford/Merchants Park has been long-gestating for Berkley, but the city is hopeful that the project can get underway later this year.

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Published June 22, 2020

ROCHESTER — The Clinton River Watershed Council is warning people to avoid paddling the Clinton River between downtown Rochester and the Yates dam due to an issue with river flow.

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Published June 19, 2020

METRO DETROIT — The Clinton River is the ninth Michigan waterway to become a state-designated water trail.

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Published June 19, 2020

MADISON HEIGHTS — Over the years, the canopy of Madison Heights has been steadily whittled away as infrastructure projects took down trees. Recently, a group of volunteers assisted by the nonprofit ReLeaf Michigan planted new trees to bring back the greenery.

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Published June 18, 2020

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Aside from local, Senate and congressional candidates, West Bloomfield voters will have a parks and recreation millage renewal proposal to consider for the Aug. 4 primary election.

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Published June 9, 2020

ROCHESTER HILLS — Kayakers along the Clinton River will soon have a spot to take a break, eat some lunch and charge their phones.

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Published June 8, 2020

EASTPOINTE — Improvements to two parks in Eastpointe will move forward by the end of 2020 after the proposals were approved by the City Council.

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Published June 5, 2020

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Summertime traditions will be different in 2020, but the St. Clair Shores Parks and Recreation director says that doesn’t mean there still aren’t opportunities to have fun.

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Published June 5, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — Although Sterling Heights recently decided to cancel its biggest summer event of the year, playtime will not be completely canceled in the city this summer, according to the city’s Parks and Recreation Department.

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Published May 26, 2020

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OAKLAND COUNTY — The state’s stay-at-home order directed residents to do just that: stay home. But there are some exceptions to that rule, and Oakland County Parks and Recreation Department officials said they hope to help county families ease their stir-craziness with some safe fun in the open air.

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Published May 26, 2020

ST. CLAIR SHORES — St. Clair Shores is looking to improve the lighting at Kyte Monroe Memorial Park on Harper Avenue with help from a grant through the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Land and Water Conservation Fund.

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Published May 26, 2020

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The sultry sounds of summer typically include rock and roll, country, and funk music filling Veterans Memorial Park and the surrounding area on Wednesday nights.

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Published May 22, 2020

GROSSE POINTE PARK — The COVID-19 pandemic means Grosse Pointe Park residents won’t be able to enjoy many amenities at their parks over the Memorial Day weekend.

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Published April 6, 2020

ROCHESTER HILLS — Kayakers along the Clinton River will soon have a spot to take a break, eat some lunch and charge their phones.

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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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