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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


Michigan State Parks Getting Official Ice Cream

Michigan will be getting an official state park ice cream – and residents will help pick the flavor.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/20/2011


New State Park Fundraising System Tops Goal

The Department of Natural Resources says it hoped that 24.3 percent of Michigan motorists would take part in the program.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/20/2011

Lake Erie Metropark offers lakes, river backwaters and coastal wetlands situated on nearly 3 miles of near-shore waters of the Detroit River and Lake Erie. (Credit:

Best Wildlife Parks Near Detroit

Michigan has some unbelievably beautiful nature parks, ranging from the stark and serene wetlands of Metro Beach to the rolling hills and stately trees of the West Bloomfield Nature Preserve to the river backwaters of Lake Erie Metroopark.

CBS Detroit–09/15/2011


Mower Gang Gives Detroit Parks A Trim

How do you change a city besieged with budget troubles? One blade of grass at a time says Tom Nardone, founder of the Detroit Mower Gang.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/05/2011

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Amid Oil Cleanup, River Reopening Uncertain

Officials say they don’t know when the Kalamazoo River in southwestern Michigan will reopen for public use as the cleanup of last summer’s oil spill continues.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/25/2011

christmas tree

Recycling Christmas Trees

The Oakland County Parks & Recreation Department is offering free Christmas Tree recycling at 11 park locations.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/27/2010

Google Honors Rosa Parks

The Internet search engine giant Google is paying tribute to civil rights icon Rosa Parks on December 1 with a special graphic.


Volunteers Sought To Restore State Parks

State wildlife officials have asked for volunteers to help restore and protect natural areas in southeast Michigan. The Department of Natural Resources and Environment says volunteers will collect native plant seeds and cut invasive shrubs […]