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.
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.
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.
The discovery of contaminated soil and groundwater at Detroit’s Riverside Park has forced the city to temporarily close it.
The taste tests are in, and “Pure Michigan Caramel Apple” has been selected as the official state park ice cream.
Royal Oak’s plans to make a big splash with a new mini-water attraction have dried up for now.
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.
Michigan will be getting an official state park ice cream – and residents will help pick the flavor.
The Department of Natural Resources says it hoped that 24.3 percent of Michigan motorists would take part in the program.
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.