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Lake St. Clair Metropark Playground Now Open!

Our new playground is OPEN! Head out to the park to check out our newest addition. We’re so excited for you to experience our fantastic new playground features. Come see us soon to get out and play!
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Now Offering Twilight Golf Rates

The Huron-Clinton Metroparks are now offering TWILIGHT rates with cart at 5:00 P.M., 7 days a week. Book your tee times online by visiting the Golf Website
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Invasive Shrubs And Why We Control Them

The Metroparks is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, continuing our mission of providing excellent recreational and educational opportunities while serving as stewards of its natural resources.
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A Prairie Invitation

There is a bench in the prairie at Indian Springs Metropark, where if you sit sideways facing east, you can see hills of green in every direction, no roads and no buildings. These hills laid down by glaciers, some 17,000 years ago, are dotted with groups of oak trees and carpeted with an array of native prairie plants.
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Natural Resources Public Meeting – June 15th at Willow Metropark

Join us for an update on topics related to natural resources management at the Huron-Clinton Metroparks. Natural Resources staff will be available after the meeting for the public to provide input on specific habitat issues, invasive species control, grassland management, or any other natural resources related issue within the Metroparks.
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2017 Summer Concert Series – Lake St. Clair & Stony Creek

Spend your summer evenings enjoying music in the park. Bring a chair or blanket to relax or dance the night away to a wide variety of artists. Dress for the weather as this is an outdoor event.
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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 artisanal goods while enjoying entertainment, kid’s crafts, and other activities.
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Lake St. Clair Playground Redevelopment Updates

Coming Summer 2017
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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 – Open Now

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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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 Now

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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