Saturday, June 9, 2012
From hours to entrance fees, we've got a roundup of beaches you and your family can enjoy in Macomb County all summer long.
31300 Metro Parkway Harrison Township, MI 48045 Hours: Park hours 6 a.m.-10 p.m. on weekdays, 6 a.m.-11 p.m. on weekends; Beach opens at 8 a.m.; pool opens at 11 a.m. Facilities: 1,000 foot beach, Olympic-sized swimming pool with water slides, squirt zone Entry Cost: $5 daily parking pass, $25 annual parking pass, $3 pool usage fee Beach Information: metroparks.com, http://www.macombcountymi.gov/publichealth/ or by calling 586-463-4581. Special Events: Fireworks on Monday, July 2, at 10 p.m. There is a $5 daily vehicle permit before 5 p.m.; $10 special event daily vehicle permit required after 5 p.m.; free admission with annual permit. 4300 Main Park Rd. Shelby Township, MI 48316 Hours: 6 a.m.-10 p.m.; beaches open at 8 a.m. Facilities: …
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. …
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
From Lake St. Clair (formerly Metro Beach) to Stony Creek, local metroparks have dozens of events planned to keep vacationing kids busy during spring break.
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Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Schools across Macomb Township will soon be out for spring break and that means planning a slew of activities to keep the kids busy during the week. If you're planning to stay in the area for spring break, you'll find dozens of kid-centered events planned at Lake St. Clair (formerly Metro Beach), Stony Creek and Wolcott Mill metroparks. Here's a look at what's on the calendar: Natural Egg Dyeing Family Nature Club - Who’s Lost in the Woods? Spring Break Special: Wise Up on Owls Spring Break Special: Eggsperiments Spring Break Special: Nature Songs & Hot Dogs Spring Break Special: Make a Hiking Staff Spring Break Special: Spring Pond Personalities Pioneer Week - Chores Pioneer Week - Making Dinner Pioneer Week - Cabins & Fun Babies, Babies…
Friday, June 3, 2011
Guaranteed to sweeten your Friday.
Before you check out for the weekend, be sure to peruse these five things you need to know:
The walk-a-thon will raise money to bring a Midwest Assistant dog to Michigan for a Harrison Township man who suffers from grand mal seizures.
When Alyssa LaDuke, 18, watched a program on the Discovery Channel about dogs being trained to help people who have seizures she immediately thought of her uncle, Allen Russell. The Macomb Township teen grew up watching the horrible toll grand mal seizures took on Russell, now 46, and wanted to do something to help. “He’s had several brain bleeds from falling and hitting his head and a dog will help him keep his balance or get help in case he’s alone,” LaDuke said. Telling her uncle about the special service dog programs, LaDuke soon helped him file applications with several organizations that provide the uniquely trained canines. Russell’s application was recently accepted by Midwest Assistance Dogs, in South Bend, IN, and now they want …
Thursday, June 2, 2011
More than 3,000 hot rods, classic cars and muscle cars are expected to roll into Metro Beach on June 10.
Car enthusiasts rejoice, Autopalooza is returning to southeast Michigan and rolling the Hot Rod Magazine Power Tour into nearby Metro Beach on June 10 with more than 3,000 muscle cars, hot rods and collectors' vehicles. The tour, which will be open to the public from noon-7 p.m. on Friday, June 10, at Metro Beach Metropark, is the signature event of Hot Rod magazine. Harrison Township's Metro Beach is the final stop along a weeklong, 1,616-mile trek from Cocoa Beach, FL, where the tour originated. The park’s entry fee covers admission to the event and local residents who would like to showcase their cars with the other Power Tour vehicles can do so by purchasing a single-day registration for $25. This registration is available at Metro …
Friday, May 27, 2011
From hours to number of lifeguards, we've got a roundup of beaches you and your family can enjoy in Macomb County.
If you're planning to sun your buns or stay cool in the pool this summer, we have a roundup of the beaches and community pools in Macomb County where you can do so. Metro Beach 31300 Metro Parkway Harrison Township, MI 48045 Opening Day: The beach and pool open to the public on Saturday, May 28. Hours: Park hours 6 a.m.-10 p.m. on weekdays, 6 a.m.-11 p.m. on weekends; Beach/pool hours with lifeguard on duty, 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. Facilities: Beach, pool, squirt zone Note: Metro Beach Metropark voluntarily closed its swimming beach on May 26 at the urging of the Macomb County Health Department in anticipation of elevated e-coli levels following sanitary combined sewer overflows in nearby communities. The beach will be closed for swimming through…