Metropark News

Charity Golf Classic - Stony Creek Metropark - June 9th

The Charity Golf Classic will be held on Friday, June 9, 2017 at the Stony Creek Metropark Golf Course located in Shelby Township, MI. Proceeds benefit the Stony Creek Metropark clubhouse and boat launch.

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Wolcott Mill and Lower Huron Golf Course Closure

The Huron-Clinton Metroparks is proud of its rich legacy of golf history in Southeast Michigan. However, after much conservation and planning, the Board of Commissioners has approved the closing of two courses. Wolcott Mill Golf Course and Lower Huron Par Three Golf Course are permanently closed. The land designated for the golf courses will be repurposed for park patron use. Currently, plans are in the works for both locations and will be shared publicly upon approval.

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The Symphony of Spring

Take a moment and think about your favorite song. Maybe it’s a classical piece. Or perhaps it’s a bit more modern. In any case, as you listen, you can certainly gain an appreciation for each instrument. Maybe it is significant, and heard throughout the song, or maybe it is so subtle that it’s almost overlooked.

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Huron-Clinton Metroparks Surplus Equipment Auction

The Huron-Clinton Metroparks annual auction of surplus used vehicles, equipment and supplies will be on May 6, 2017 at Wolcott Mill Metropark Farm Center.

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Live Life Adventurously at the Go Ape! Zipline and Treetop Adventure - Opening April 14th at Stony Creek Metropark

If you’re ready for a totally unique outdoor experience, its time to Go Ape! Way more than just zip lines, Go Ape is a 2-3-hour journey through the forest canopy as you take on suspended obstacles, Tarzan swings and breathtaking zip lines – all with an incredible view.

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Regulation Golf Courses Opening

Huron-Clinton Metroparks is your destination to get out and golf! Golfers are encouraged to always call ahead to confirm conditions and play.

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Hudson Mills Master Plan & Natural Resources Public Input Meetings - April 8th

This second public meeting is a chance for attendees to respond to projects proposed for incorporation in the master plan. It will begin with a brief presentation outlining the planning process and public input to date, and an overview of proposed projects. This will be followed by a question and answer period and an opportunity for participants to record their feedback on the projects and speak with Metroparks staff. Children are welcomed and encouraged to attend and participate.

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75 Years of Making Memories

The Metroparks are proud to play a special part in the lives of so many southeast Michigan residents. As we honor our 75th year, we want to celebrate the Metroparks experiences you’ve enjoyed with family and friends. Please share your stories, photos and memories with us.

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Lake St. Clair Playground Redevelopment

Coming Summer 2017

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Lake St. Clair Master Plan & Natural Resources Public Input Meetings - March 25th

This first public meeting is an informal open house, designed to give attendees the opportunity to learn about the planning process and express general opinions about the future of the park; there will be no formal presentation.

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Kensington Farmers Market

The Kensington Farmers Market is open 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. every Saturday June through October at the Kensington Metropark Farm Center. Purchase locally grown produce and artisinal goods while enjoying entertainment, kid’s crafts, and other activities. If you are interested in being a Farmers Market vendor, the Kensington Farmers Market is accepting applications from both producers and artisans now through April 4th.

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Job Fair

If you love nature and being outdoors, why not become a Metroparks employee? The Huron-Clinton Metroparks is hosting three job fairs for seasonal positions. Employment opportunities range from lifeguards and golf course attendants to maintenance.

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Metroparks Takes Important Step to Conserve Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake

Metroparks Takes Important Step to Conserve Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake Ryan Colliton, HCMA Stewardship Coordinator In September of 2016, the eastern massasauga rattlesnake was listed as threatened…

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Winter Nature Notes: Maple Sugaring

To me, maple sugaring is the first sweet taste of spring. Weeks before the snow melts and the first leaf buds, maple trees begin to shake off their winter dormancy. As winter ends, the cycle of night time freezing temperatures and daytime thawing temperatures triggers the maple’s sap to begin flowing.

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Importance of Leisure & Recreation for Health

The holidays are over. The days are getting longer. New year’s resolutions are in full swing. Statistics show that the top two changes Americans want to make, in 2017, are to improve their overall health and improve their overall lives.

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Metroparks collecting toys for ‘Toys for Tots’

Add special meaning to your next visit to a Huron-Clinton Metropark – drop off a new, unwrapped toy to brighten a child’s Christmas through the Toys for Tots program.

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Free Entry to Huron-Clinton Metroparks on Veterans Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas

Michigan has a rich history in military service to our nation, our states, and our communities. In gratitude, The Huron-Clinton Metroparks will waive vehicle entry…

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2017 Metroparks Permits On Sale November 1st - Earlier At Select Events

Are you looking for a great gift or do you want to get the jump on 2017? Beginning, November 1st all 2017 Metropark Annual Permits will go on sale. Give the gift of unlimited access to 13 Metroparks in five counties.

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