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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

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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

View of Detroit from a picnic table on Belle Isle (istockphoto)

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:

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


Wayne County Parks Seeks Youth Advisory Board Members

Wayne County Parks is seeking input on programming and park issues for Wayne County Parks including parks along Hines Drive, Elizabeth Park, Bell Creek Park, Inkster Park and Crosswinds Marsh.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/07/2012

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Contamination Forces Closure Of Riverside Park

The discovery of contaminated soil and groundwater at Detroit’s Riverside Park has forced the city to temporarily close it.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/22/2012

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Official Ice Cream: ‘Pure Michigan Caramel Apple’

The taste tests are in, and “Pure Michigan Caramel Apple” has been selected as the official state park ice cream.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/23/2012

A splash pad (credit: istockphoto)

Royal Oak Splash Pad Project On Hold

Royal Oak’s plans to make a big splash with a new mini-water attraction have dried up for now.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/17/2012

Hoedown At Hart Plaza

Could Budget Cuts Close Hart Plaza?

Financially strapped, and under a state audit, there is word that the City of Detroit could soon be closing a number of area parks, making popular music and ethnic festivals a thing of the past.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/25/2012