Parks

Take A Walk In Michigan’s Only ‘Dark Sky Park’

Are you afraid of the dark?

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/25/2013

A splash pad (credit: istockphoto)

Sewer-Fouled Splash Pad Prompts Illness Complaints

Officials got about a dozen calls reporting illnesses after Traverse City’s new $360K splash pad rained human waste-water on kids.

07/08/2013

Southfield Installing Security Cameras In Parks To Deter Crime

The city of Southfield is going behind the lens in an effort to stop vandalism.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/02/2013

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Snyder Signs $23M Bill For Recreation Projects

Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation to spend $23 million for land purchases and trail upgrades.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/27/2013

(Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Wanted: Volunteers To Spruce Up Michigan Parks

Many of the state parks are in need of caring and you can help make them look beautiful.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/03/2013

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

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