Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The Ford Field construction is part of a Wayne County millage allocation.
A Wayne County parks millage will help fund improvements at two Dearborn parks, Recreation Department Director Greg Orner confirmed Tuesday. Dearborn City Council, at their regular meeting Tuesday night, approved a contract with T & M Asphalt Paving for $82,222 for the first part of that: resurfacing of the tennis courts at Ford Field Park. The rest of the funding from the county—$137,000 in total—will be used for the installation of "spray features" in the baby pool at Levagood Park's Dunworth Memorial Pool. Construction on the tennis courts—which have already been torn down—will begin immediately. Orner said that residents could expect to see the new features at Levagood's pool by the start of the 2013 swim season.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
The State of Michigan grant will be matched by $115,000 in funding from the City of Dearborn.
Gov. Rick Snyder this month approved a $268,900 grant to develop a trail between Camp Dearborn and the Milford Recreation Trail, the state announced. The development is part of $38 million in Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund grants to support 99 recreation and land acquisition projects throughout the state. It also includes further improvements to the Kensington Metropark, as well as trail developments in Grand Traverse County. For the Camp Dearborn project, the grant requires a funding match of $115,000 from the city of Dearborn, which is around 30 percent of the whole project's projected costs. The project would result in a multi-use path that would connect the Milford Trail on General Motors Road to Camp Dearborn. The path would …
Monday, June 4, 2012
The cabins will be available for use beginning June 17.
Looking to try out Camp Dearborn's new resort-style cabins? In-person reservations for the cabins will begin Monday, June 4, at the Milford and Dearborn camp offices. Reservations can be made between 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Both phone and in-person reservations will be available between 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. June 5. Cabins will be available for occupancy starting on Sunday, June 17. Reservations can be made for full weeks (Sunday – Sunday) only, beginning June 17 and progressing through the summer and Fall. Unreserved cabins will open for daily rental on the Monday of any given week. Daily rentals will require a two-night minimum stay and weekend requests are limited to Friday and Saturday within the camping week. Cabin rentals will be registered to …
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
The Recreation Department is looking to apply for a grant that would add to the trail that runs from Hines Drive into west Dearborn.
A Dearborn Recreation Department meeting held Tuesday night at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center focused on the city's plans to apply for a grant that would extend the Rouge River Greenway Trail. Currently, the trail runs from Hines Drive to the trailhead at the back of Andiamos restaurant, jutting through Henry Ford Community College and the University of Michigan-Dearborn. The extension, if it goes fowrard, would continue the trail behind Andiamos and the Dearborn Historical Museum, eventually leading to Brady Street at the intersection of Morley Street. The idea is that it would lead bicyclists and pedestrians onto the sidewalk and bike lane that head into Ford Field. The Transportation Enhancement Grant, available through …
Monday, October 17, 2011
The Center will pass out information, and will offer free admittance on Thursday, Oct. 20.
Monday, October 17, 2011
The Ford Community and Performing Arts Center is celebrating its 10th anniversary serving Dearborn–and to mark the occasion, the city's Recreation and Parks Department is hosting a day-long open house at The Center on Thursday, October 20. The Center will have free admittance all day to the swimming pools, gymnasiums and fitness area, beginning at 5:30 a.m. Starting at 6 p.m., representatives from the department’s many partnership organizations–including youth sports and cultural arts groups–will be in the lobby area to answer questions and pass out information. From 6-8 p.m., the open house will feature organized activities–such as soccer clinics, basketball tournaments, climbing wall races, a Zumba jam session, and an open video taping …
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Issues with fighting and profanity at Levagood Park, as well as efforts to get more students interested in the department's after school programming, were major topics of discussion at Tuesday night's meeting.
The Dearborn Recreation Commission met Tuesday evening at the Dearborn Hills Golf Course, discussing several issues concerning the recreation center, the After School Tutoring, Mentoring and Recreation Program, and Commissioner Michael Suchara, who after 31 years of service is leaving the commission. Gift Certificates Could Bolster Involvement Suchara’s idea for marketing to realtors was mentioned. Suchara said, “What occurred to me is we offer so much in town and no better way to share that would be to start developing a program of gift certificates.” Several suggestions for the certificates included an outing at Camp Dearborn which could include recreational features offered there. Suchara also said he thought this is something that …