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Detroit Mower Gang (Facebook Photo)

Detroit Mowers Gang Pledges To Clean Up Neglected, Closed Parks

One volunteer organization is teaming up to make sure the recently closed neighborhood parks in Detroit will get a little extra attention this year.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/02/2013

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing (third from left) outlines a new parks and recreation plan. (credit: WWJ/Mike Campbell)

50 Detroit Parks, Plus Pools To Close Amid Budget Struggle

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing says budget problems will force the city to close 50 parks this spring — and no outdoor pools will be open this year.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/01/2013

A splash pad (credit: istockphoto)

6th Graders Help City Design Proposed Splash Pad

Zeeland Christian School sixth-graders will be helping Zeeland officials put together a “splash pad” proposal.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/22/2013

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Best Spots For A Picnic In Las Vegas

Las Vegas’ desert location doesn’t mean the area lacks stunning picnic sites. From duck ponds and fishing to romantic desert views, this city has just the right picnic hideaway for every basket. Enjoy the little spot just outside of town where mountain goats come join dinner, but be sure not to miss out on the most stunning picnic locales in the neighborhood.

12/10/2012

Huron-Manistee National Forest

Snyder Pledges New Approach To Public Lands

Gov. Rick Snyder drew applause from a variety of interest groups with his pledge to retool state government’s approach to managing its 4.6 million acres of forests, parks and open spaces that supports the economy and provides a bountiful outdoor playground.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/02/2012

WWJ Photo/S.L. Stoddart

Recreation Passport Price Goes Up $1 Next Year

The price of the Recreation Passport needed to enter Michigan’s state parks, recreation areas and forest campgrounds is going up $1 effective next year.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/15/2012

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Outdoor Fun at Lake St. Clair Metropark

Reconnect with nature by attending Get Out and Play Day at Lake St. Clair Metroparks.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/28/2012

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Detroit City Council Discuss ‘Controversial’ Plans For Belle Isle

The Detroit City Council on Tuesday discussed a controversial plan to have the state take Belle Isle off the city’s hands.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/25/2012

(WWJ Photo/Florence Walton)

Detroit Council Won’t Vote On ‘Stupid’ Belle Isle Plan

“Offensive” and “insulting” and “stupid” are just three of the words Detroit City Council members used to describe Mayor Bing and Gov. Snyder’s proposed agreement to turn Belle Isle into a state park.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/18/2012

(WWJ Photo/Florence Walton, File)

State Details Plan To Lease Detroit’s Belle Isle

Detroit would maintain ownership under a proposed agreement with the state and Department of Natural Resources leasing the land under contract.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/12/2012

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