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Metroparks Cut the Ribbon on New Displays at Lake St. Clair Metropark Nature Center

  • February 12, 2021

Your Huron-Clinton Metroparks have virtually cut the ribbon on a $60,000 renovation within the 4,500 square foot Nature Center at Lake St. Clair Metropark. Much needed upgrades were completed in part thanks to a $45,000 Recreation Passport grant from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. “We can not wait to share these new exhibits with all of our visitors, so until we can all experience them in person, we are going to share them virtually with everyone” says Metroparks Director,…

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Falling Snowflakes

  • February 2, 2021

Written by: Kim Sherwin, Metroparks Interpreter As I watch the recent falling snowflakes, I am brought back to childhood. The large fluffy snowflakes sashaying through the sky as I gazed up, sticking my tongue out and feeling the cold snowflakes dissolve on my warm tongue. The blanket of white snow dampened the sound of the neighborhood. Even now, as an adult, I enjoy holding out my glove to catch a falling snowflake. Little did I know, the snowflake that melted…

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Metroparks Looking to Cast a Wide Net to Fill Open Full and Part-Time Positions Across Southeast Michigan

  • February 2, 2021

Looking to make a career change, or maybe just a new environment? The Huron-Clinton Metroparks might be just the place you’re looking for.  The Metroparks currently have full-time, and part-time positions open in a variety of fields.  Join a team environment where you can be valued for who you are and help serve southeast Michigan in a unique working environment you won’t find anywhere else. Every day is different and exciting, and all team members get the opportunity to help…

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Your Metroparks Trade Up Program is Back for 2021

  • December 18, 2020

This year, we are again offering the Trade Up Program… try it before you buy it. Here is how it works! You can keep your daily pass(es) and use them to trade up to an annual pass. That means, you can present your daily pass(es) for a full-face value discount off your annual pass. Two daily passes get you twice the discount. Three gets you three times the discount... And four, you got it, means you can trade up for…

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A Holiday Gift

  • December 14, 2020

Paul Cypher, Interpreter, C.I.G. Gift giving is basically the same, isn’t it?  It doesn’t matter if it is a holiday gift, a birthday gift, graduation gift or whatever. The mystery item is wrapped and given to an individual who often knows it’s coming but does not know what it is. Upon opening, they hopefully get excited and talk about it for years to come. But sometimes, gifts are not always planned. A few weeks ago, the crew setting up the…

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Top 10 Reasons to Keep Metroparks on Your Mind in the Winter

  • December 2, 2020

Winter is the perfect time for the cold-weather fans to get out to your Metroparks for an adventure.  But did you know, it also a great time for those who would rather avoid the cold, to get outside and make some new memories?  Here are 10 reasons why your Metroparks are a great place to visit this winter. Hike-Bike Trails: If you want to get outside for a breath of fresh air, your Metroparks Hike-Bike Trails are the place to…

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Metroparks Seeking Online Public Input for New Playground at Lower Huron Metropark

  • November 18, 2020

The Huron-Clinton Metroparks is developing a brand new playground at Lower Huron Metropark near the Woods Creek South picnic shelter. The playground is slated for construction during the summer of 2021 and is currently in the pre-design stage. Just a 20-30 minute drive from the city of Detroit, this new playground will provide a unique and exciting play experience for the surrounding local communities as well as those driving a little further. The Metroparks want to make sure this new…

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Full-Time Positions Open at Huron-Clinton Metroparks

  • November 18, 2020

The Huron-Clinton Metroparks understands that their internal landscape currently lacks diversity. They are looking to cast a wider net and draw a diverse pool of highly qualified applicants for full time positions that are currently open. “While we are proud of the diversity of backgrounds, experiences and skills of our entire Metroparks family, we are also aware that we are not as representative of our service region as we should be. To address this and ensure we are providing the…

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The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy and Huron-Clinton Metroparks Announce Major Partnership; Widening Access to New Programs and Recreation for City and Suburban Families

  • November 12, 2020

Today, November, 12, 2020, The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy and Huron-Clinton Metroparks announced a multi-year, pilot partnership that focuses on widening access to new programs and recreation for city and suburban families, and leverages the world-class parks, greenways and public spaces managed by the two organizations. Through the partnership, Metroparks will establish a physical presence in Detroit and contribute $6 million over seven years to the Conservancy for expanded programs and operations at the future Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Centennial Park on…

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Exploring Proposal 1

  • October 27, 2020

As election day draws near, there are several campaigns circulating to bring awareness to Proposal 1 on the Michigan ballot.  We have heard that many people might not understand what that means and what they are voting for. For more than 40 years, the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF) has served as a key funding source for Michigan’s parks and recreation providers. It has allocated more than $1 billion to protect the state’s natural resources and to develop outdoor…

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