Parks & Recreation

Published August 6, 2019

GROSSE POINTE CITY — The Rotary Club of Grosse Pointe is responsible for almost everything visitors see at the Grosse Pointe Rotary Tot Lot in Grosse Pointe City, but not the plastic trucks, shovels and other playthings in the sandbox.

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Published July 30, 2019

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — For the first time in nearly a decade, Grosse Pointe Shores has a park manager. Allison Scarfone, 36, was introduced as the new park manager at a June 18 Grosse Pointe Shores City Council meeting, which also marked her first day on the job.

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Published July 23, 2019

EASTPOINTE — It’s summer and the fun at the Recreational Authority of Roseville and Eastpointe is heating up.

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Published July 23, 2019

EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — Those looking to sell off some of those older items, or those looking for a good deal on them, can stop by the Bargain Hunters Paradise sale at the Recreational Authority of Roseville and Eastpointe building on Saturday, Aug. 17.

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Published July 23, 2019

OAKLAND COUNTY — The ride starts off like any drive down a dirt road: a little bumpy and a lot dusty.

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Published July 22, 2019

FARMINGTON HILLS — The city of Farmington Hills plans to host a women’s self defense class.

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Published July 22, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The next time you visit the Macomb Township Recreation Center, you’ll be sure to notice plenty of new equipment.

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Published July 19, 2019

WARREN — Outdated restrooms, troubled baseball fields and aging structures top the list of repairs and improvements coming to Warren’s city parks, sought as part of an additional $3.6 million budgetary allocation unanimously approved by the Warren City Council July 9.

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Published July 19, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — While work had been ongoing to renovate the bathroom on the eastern edge of Blossom Heath Park into a larger facility with an observation deck, the building was found to be sitting on 12 feet of landfill material.

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Published July 16, 2019

ROCHESTER/ROCHESTER HILLS/OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — The Paint Creek Trailways Commission is revising its recreational master plan and would like citizen input on potential trail improvements.

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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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