Parks & Recreation

Published June 24, 2019

UTICA  — The planned date for Utica’s new park — Pioneer Park — to be built, which includes the city’s first dog park, is quickly approaching and the city has big plans for it; however, some minor changes were made to the plan to make the costs more palatable for the city’s budget.

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Published June 20, 2019

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OAKLAND COUNTY — Families were invited out to Independence Oaks County Park in Clarkston June 15 for an introductory open house at the new archery range.

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Published June 17, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Following the success of the Frosted Formal, two members of the St. Clair Shores Parks and Recreation Department are working to bring more opportunities for socialization to special needs adults living in the city.

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Published June 11, 2019

GROSSE POINTE WOODS/ST. CLAIR SHORES — After almost four years in the making, there will soon be a new miniature golf course at Lake Front Park for Grosse Pointe Woods residents and their guests to enjoy.

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Published June 11, 2019

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — An agreement for a parcel of land with limited access is on the verge of being finalized.

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Published June 7, 2019

HAZEL PARK — The community is coming together to build something special at Scout Park — and more volunteers are needed. At press time, the installation of the new playground at Hazel Park’s most centrally located green space was set for June 10-15.

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Published June 4, 2019

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EASTPOINTE/ST. CLAIR SHORES/WARREN — The cities of Eastpointe, St. Clair Shores and Warren are considering plans for a new bike path that would span the three communities and connect to the region’s larger bike path network.

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Published June 3, 2019

HUNTINGTON WOODS — A fundraiser held at Rackham Golf Course raised thousands of dollars to improve the grounds of the course. A pair of Huntington Woods residents organized the fundraiser, which brought in $7,000 to improve the course. The event, called the Short Game Skills Challenge, was a 36-hole, par-3 tournament and was held May 18.

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Published May 31, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — It’s something many people take for granted — going into a park for a picnic and having a seat at whatever picnic table is available. But for those in a wheelchair, it may not be that easy.Read More

Published May 28, 2019

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — A pavilion, a playground, a scenic overlook, trails and a native plant garden combine in Gallagher Creek Park to create a sense of community for township residents. “This is a wonderful project,” Colin Choi, the Parks and Recreation Commission chairman, said at the park dedication May 23.

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Published May 21, 2019

ROYAL OAK — On May 13, the Royal Oak City Commission authorized Detroit-based landscape architect MKSK to design the city’s new 2-acre downtown park, to be located where the current City Hall and Police Department now stand.

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Published May 20, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — The Shelby Golden K Kiwanis Club is looking to the community to help make an all-inclusive playground a reality at a local park in Shelby Township. With the help of the community, the club hopes to build the all-inclusive park at Whispering Woods Kiwanis Park, located at 11000 21 Mile Road.

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Published May 20, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — The Shelby Township Board of Trustees and members of the community recently celebrated the reopening of the Stony Creek Trail in Shelby Township.

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Published May 15, 2019

SOUTHFIELD — A footpath that residents forged themselves will soon be made into a full-fledged walking path.

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Published May 15, 2019

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Staff at Clinton Township Parks and Recreation are chomping at the bit to deliver another summer of fun for children, and even adults, of all ages.

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Published May 15, 2019

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — As part of ongoing efforts to restore a historical farm, broken concrete will be replaced at Cranberry Lake Farm’s former dairy barn for a display of farm implements. In addition, a picnic area is under development near a stone barbecue built in the 1930s.

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Published May 14, 2019

BEVERLY HILLS — Volunteers battled mud and cloudy skies to clear invasive plants May 11 in Beverly Park. “We are getting rid of buckthorn,” Beverly Hills Village Councilwoman Rachel Hrydziuszko said. “We want it cleaned up for the Memorial Day parade and for new tree plantings.”

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Published May 10, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — As part of its rollout of new equipment at neighborhood parks around St. Clair Shores, the City Council approved the purchase of $75,000 worth of new equipment for Gaffke Park, located on Gaffke Street, west of Little Mack Avenue.

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Published May 2, 2019

CLINTON TOWNSHIP/HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Money from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund, or NRTF, will support projects for 2019, including three projects in Macomb County.

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Published April 30, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Ending a long-standing prohibition, the City Council voted in April to change the ordinance to allow dogs to be walked on a leash through Wahby Park, on Jefferson Avenue south of 10 Mile Road.

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