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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

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

Detroiters rally to keep Belle Isle on August 1, 2012. (WWJ Photo/Marie Osborne)

Belle Isle Expected To Become State Park

It appears Detroit Mayor Dave Bing and Gov. Rick Snyder have struck a deal to have the state run Belle Isle for the next 30 years.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/11/2012

Howell Area Parks and Recreation Authority employee, Josh McManus sets up one of the fake coyotes at Thompson Lake to help keep the Canadian Geese away.  (credit: Debbie Mikula)

Fake Coyotes Cause Scare At Michigan Beach

A Michigan community that’s fed up with geese fouling up a beach is hoping fake coyotes encourage the birds to land elsewhere.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/29/2012

(WWJ Photo/Mike Campbell, File)

Police Investigate Suspicious Items At Dog Park

Farmington Hills police are responding to a report of two suspicious items found near a local dog park.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/22/2012

Detroit, State Discuss Plans For Belle Isle Park

A gem to some and wreck to others, Detroit’s Belle Isle has become the latest bone of contention between state officials offering to operate the poorly managed park and what some in the city see as too much outside interference.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/03/2012

Budget Cuts Could Impact Detroit’s Aesthetics

It remains to be seen how Detroit’s cost-cutting measures will affect basic public services, but there’s a good chance residents will be asked to step in to fill some of the gaps.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/19/2012

Freedom Hill. (credit: freedomhill.net)

Freedom Hill Amphitheatre Scheduled To Reopen

Freedom Hill Amphitheatre has been closed since 2009 and the surrounding county park area has been closed since 2010 in part because of budget cuts.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/04/2012

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