Parks & Recreation

Published April 2, 2019

ROYAL OAK — On March 25, the Royal Oak City Commission unanimously approved a bid from Livonia-based Anglin Construction to build a 40-acre park on the site of the former Normandy Oaks Golf Course.

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Published April 2, 2019

ROSEVILLE — Once upon a time, skateboarders were seen as a nuisance to cities. Now, many are working with municipalities to improve their local communities.

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Published April 2, 2019

EASTPOINTE — The Eastpointe City Council has approved the beginning of restoration and repair efforts on the concession stand and locker room building at Memorial Park, near 10 Mile Road and Flower Avenue.

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Published April 1, 2019

UTICA — The Utica Downtown Development Authority has purchased two blue light emergency phones and was scheduled to begin the work to have the poles installed in Grant Park April 1, after press time.

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Published March 27, 2019

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — The latest chapter of developments at Kerby Field will improve both aesthetics and safety, city leaders say.

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Published March 21, 2019

HAZEL PARK — Thanks to a generous donation from the Sutar-Sutaruk-Meyer Foundation, Scout Park will be fully renovated this summer, with a design informed by community feedback.

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Published March 20, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Several residents voiced their opinion on whether or not Macomb Township should move forward to purchase land for a nature preserve park in the township’s northeast corner.

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Published March 19, 2019

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — A pair of Clinton Township parks may see increased funding for recreational purposes, depending on the actions of the state Senate.

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Published March 19, 2019

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — A safety path along the northwest side of Gallagher Road is closer to completion after township officials recently approved an engineering study for the project. The 1.1-mile pathway is slated to begin at the entrance of the Goodison Place neighborhood, on Silverbell Road, and will travel down Gallagher to the Paint Creek Trail.

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Published March 19, 2019

ROCHESTER HILLS — A new off-leash dog park could be on tap for Stony Creek Metropark in the next few years. The Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority board of commissioners is seeking a grant from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund to develop the off-leash dog area, the first of its kind in the metropark system.

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Published March 19, 2019

ROYAL OAK — After almost four years of back-and-forth discussions, both the Royal Oak City Commission and the Oakland County Board of Commissioners approved a $1.1 million contract to help build a 40-acre park on the site of the former Normandy Oaks Golf Course.

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Published March 18, 2019

HUNTINGTON WOODS — The Huntington Woods Men’s Club once again is looking to raise money for a community project. The Men’s Club’s 38th annual auction will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Gillham Recreation Center. This year’s auction will help pay for shade canopies and trees at Burton Community Park.

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Published March 18, 2019

FERNDALE — Back in November, the Ferndale City Council approved a 10-person task force of residents to look at potential upgrades for the Gerry Kulick Community Center. It was the committee’s job to recommend to the city what it should do in regard to improvements at the community center, which now is more than 90 years old.

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Published March 15, 2019

No matter your situation in life, moving day can be stressful.

Yet for the leadership at the Play-Place Autism and Special Needs Center, the hard work of moving from one building in Sterling Heights to another is mixed with optimism and hope. So says group founder and Executive Director Shell Jones.

“It’s just a matter of organizing and planning,” she said. “We are short on volunteers and manpower, but we’re doing what we have to do. We’ve got things being color-coded, boxed up, and we’re taking a nice, productive, peaceful pace.”

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Published March 14, 2019

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MACOMB COUNTY — Macomb County officials are focusing on the benefits of, and benefiting, local parks just in time for spring. The Macomb County Health Department recently launched a new website with the goal of getting more people out to one of the myriad parks throughout the county and enjoying the benefits of physical activity.

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Published March 14, 2019

MOUNT CLEMENS — City officials in Mount Clemens are seeking grant funding from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to bring universal access to the popular kayak launch at MacArthur Park.

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Published March 12, 2019

CLAWSON — On Saturday, March 23, the Hunter Community Center will transform into an exotic oasis and invite mothers and sons to answer the call of the wild.

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Published March 5, 2019

TROY — A resident-funded millage to maintain, enhance and develop city-owned property into passive and active parks could come before voters in the coming months.

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Published February 26, 2019

See sap at the Stage Nature Center and learn how it’s used around the globe during Maple Syrup Days the first three Saturdays in March. 

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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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