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

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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

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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