Parks & Recreation

Published September 11, 2018

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — Three upcoming Lost Lake Nature Center events will feature fall open houses designed for the entire family.

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Published September 11, 2018

ROCHESTER HILLS — Construction on the city’s first new park in 25 years is now underway in Rochester Hills. Community leaders officially broke ground on the 130-acre Innovation Hills Park, located north of Hamlin Road, east of Adams Road, Aug. 30.

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Published September 4, 2018

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — Discover a hidden Stony Creek overlook and learn the secrets of pine barrens and kettle lakes during two free guided park tours this fall.

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Published September 4, 2018

FERNDALE — The city of Ferndale is moving forward with its skate park plans, and a meeting was called with community members to gather ideas on what the park could feature. A large group of residents and skaters came to B. Nektar Meadery in Ferndale on Wednesday, Aug.Read More

Published August 31, 2018

UTICA — The city of Utica held a town hall meeting Aug. 28 at Utica City Hall to discuss plans for the proposed Pioneer Park on land located to the north of Eppler Junior High School, where Hahn Street ends.

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Published August 29, 2018

TROY — You can walk, bike, skate or blade from the Troy Civic Center campus to the P. Terry and Barbara Knight Park to the new trail that starts at the Daisy Knight Dog Park.

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Published August 28, 2018

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — The public can add input to accessibility plans for two new township park projects during an upcoming workshop.

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Published August 28, 2018

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — Donations for benches, picnic tables and a native plant garden are sought for Gallagher Creek Park.

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Published August 21, 2018

FERNDALE — Ferndale moved one step closer to adding a skate park to its city, though where it will be located now is up in the air. The Ferndale City Council approved at its Aug.Read More

Published July 31, 2018

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — Residents young and old discovered the secrets of Lost Lake and its surrounding wetlands with kayaks and fishing nets July 29 at Lost Lake Nature Park.

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Published July 31, 2018

ROCHESTER HILLS/SHELBY TOWNSHIP — The Shelden Trails at Stony Creek Metropark will soon be redeveloped, according to Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority officials.

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Published July 23, 2018

DETROIT — Dignitaries, friends and family gathered on Belle Isle July 6 to honor Ed Deeb, the founder of Metro Detroit Youth Day, and witness the unveiling of a new sign renaming a street on the island as “Edward Deeb Avenue.”

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Published July 18, 2018

FRASER — Fraser First Booster Club recently — and successfully — swung for the fences.

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Published July 17, 2018

ROCHESTER/ROCHESTER HILLS/OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments is preparing to offer a new resource to residents and visitors to the southeast Michigan area: visual mapping of several of the region’s parks, trails and waterways.

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Published July 13, 2018

EASTPOINTE — Eastpointe is looking for residents to be part of the newly re-established Parks Commission, according to a press release from the city July 9. 

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Published July 11, 2018

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — A potential dog park along 21 Mile Road that has been in the works since 2016 will continue to sit on the shelf after the matter was met with some questions during the Macomb Township Board of Trustees meeting on June 27.Read More

Published July 6, 2018

DETROIT — The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments is preparing to offer a new resource to residents and visitors to the southeast Michigan area: visual mapping of several of the region’s parks, trails and waterways.

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Published July 2, 2018

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — A hiking and biking trail that is in the works to connect the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to Belle Isle in Detroit will get closer to completion thanks to a new section scheduled to be installed in Shelby Township.

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Published June 20, 2018

FERNDALE — Approximately a year ago, the Ferndale City Council approved the installation of a skate park at Wilson Park. In the time since, Wilson Park has remained skateless, but council approval of a new grant application looks to change that.Read More

Published June 5, 2018

FARMINGTON HILLS — The city’s 10-year parks and recreation millage will expire next June, and voters will be asked to take to the polls Aug. 7 to decide on another 10-year millage. 

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1-3 p.m.
Lake Shore Presbyterian Church
Farmington Hills
Summer nature programs
2 p.m.
Heritage Park
Bloomfield Township
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
Clawson
Wednesday Afternoon Book Club
1-2 p.m.
Blair Memorial Library

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