City of Ann Arbor to open all three outdoor pools this summer
ANN ARBOR – The outdoor public pools at Fuller Park, Buhr Park and Veterans Memorial Park will be open this summer, the city of Ann Arbor announced in an email to its pool users on Tuesday. The city opened Fuller Park pool last summer at a very limited capacity for lap swimming to ensure social distancing while the Buhr and Vets pools remained closed. In order to provide safe programming this year, swim lessons and day camps will take place at designated pools. All three pools will be offering family spaces and lap lanes by reservation as well as bungee swimming opportunities at Fuller and Buhr. (City of Ann Arbor)Reservation systemAfter receiving considerable feedback over challenges with last year’s reservation system at Fuller Park Pool, the new system aims to improve user experience.
Plymouth adjusts Memorial Day celebrations to honor veterans amid pandemic
PLYMOUTH, Mich. Memorial Day celebrations will carry on in Plymouth with some changes due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Event organizers announced Tuesday that the annual Memorial Day Parade and following ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park will not take place. Instead there will be a short, private wreath-laying ceremony at the park where veterans can watch from outside their vehicles on Monday. A procession of veterans will then drive through the city starting at 10 a.m. Residents are encouraged to watch the procession from outside their homes in support of the veterans.
Halloween Fun Fest offers trick-or-treating at Veteran's Memorial Park in St. Clair Shores
PexelsST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. - The annual Halloween Fun Fest will be held in St. Clair Shores on Sunday, Oct. 27 at Veterans Memorial Park from 1 to 4 p.m.Children will be able to trick-or-treat thanks to more than 50 local businesses, according to the city. There will also be cider, donuts, music, a petting zoo and hay rides. Pre-sale wristbands can be purchased at the Parks and Recreation office. If you wait until the day of the event wristbands can be purchased for $3. The event is held by the St. Clair Shores Activities Committee along with the St. Clair Shores Parks and Recreation Department.
Group pours glue, garbage all over Roseville park because bounce house had to be taken down
Glue and garbage were poured all over the Veterans Memorial Park pavilion in Roseville. (Roseville-Eastpointe Recreation Authority)ROSEVILLE, Mich. - A group of people who were angry that their bounce house had to be taken down retaliated by pouring glue and garbage all over the pavilion of a Roseville park, officials said. A group of people set up an inflatable bounce house at Veterans Memorial Park at Chestnut and Academy streets without prior approval, according to the Roseville-Eastpointe Recreation Authority. When they were told the bounce house had to be taken down, the angry visitors spread glue and garbage throughout the pavilion as retaliation, according to officials. "This ignorant act has placed yet another burden on the taxpayers of Eastpointe and Roseville," the Roseville-Eastpointe Recreation Authority posted on Facebook.