Tuesday, May 22, 2012
The swimming pools, beaches and spraygrounds at Lake St. Clair Metropark and Stony Creek Metropark will all be open by Saturday, May 26.
If hitting the beach is in your Memorial Day plans, you won't have to travel far to enjoy the sun and surf this weekend. The swimming beach Lake St. Clair Metropark, formerly Metro Beach, and Eastwood Beach at Stony Creek Metropark are open already, with Stony Creek's Baypoint Beach scheduled to open Saturday, May 26. The swimming pool and "Squirt Zone" spraygrounds at Lake St. Clair will also open Saturday. A vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is $25 annually for regular admission, $15 annually for seniors or $5 daily. A fireworks display will be held on separate dates during the Fourth of July holiday at Lake St. Clair and Stony Creek metroparks. A $10 special event daily vehicle permit is required after 5 p.m. …
Friday, July 15, 2011
Stony Creek Metropark is the first park in Michigan to get the Rip Slide, a 3-story inflatable water slide.
One of the world’s largest inflatable water slides opens Friday at Eastwood Beach in Stony Creek Metropark. The Rip Slide is 175 feet long, 47 feet wide, about three stories tall and can be used wet or dry. Tickets to ride the slide are $1 per ride, $7 per hour or $20 per day. The slide is open noon to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday, weather and wind conditions permitting. A vehicle-entry permit is required to enter Stony Creek. An annual permit costs $25, $15 for seniors. In addition, $5 daily passes are available. For more information on Stony visit www.metroparks.com or call 800-47-PARKS.
Saturday, June 11, 2011
This weekend, anglers don't have to pay for a fishing license to cast lines out onto Michigan waters.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) kicks off its annual Free Fishing Weekend June 11-12 when anyone with a pole can head out and fish without a license. “We’ve had Free Fishing Weekend for almost 30 years,” said DNR Public Information Officer Mary Dettloff. “We have great fishing on the Great Lakes and want to get more people involved.” Fishing is open to both Michigan residents and out-of-state visitors and is statewide in all waters. In addition, Dettloff said that free fishing is open to both shoreline and boat anglers. The state is also offering special events throughout the state for the weekend in parks and recreation centers from Washtenaw and Oakland County, such as Seven Lakes State Park, Pinckney Recreation Area …
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
The beaches of Stony Creek opened earlier this week, and sunbathers have been enjoying the season's first rays.
Since the beaches at Stony Creek opened on Memorial Day weekend with a bang, there has been a steady flow of sun seekers. Stony Creek reported more than 9,000 vehicles on Memorial Day, with crowd estimates of more than 25,000. Even though the crowds are not as heavy as the holiday weekend, beachgoers are trying to pack it all in because the forecast is calling for cooler days and more rain later this week. If you have never been to the beaches of Stony Creek, take a look at the Patch video for some pointers—sun block, anyone? For more information on Stony Creek and park hours, click here.