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How Do I Buy a Family Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Kelsey R. - July 13, 2020

Kelsey R. - July 13, 2020

Kelsey R. - July 13, 2020

Every year, about 43 million Americans move to a new home. To help you navigate the current real estate market, here are a few tips you can use to help you find the right home for your family during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Every year, about 43 million Americans move to a new home. To help you navigate the current real estate market, here are a few tips you can use to help you find the right home for your family during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Every year, about 43 million Americans move to a new home. To help you navigate the current real estate market, here are a few tips you can use to help you find the right home for your family during the COVID-19 pandemic.

How to Stay Physically Healthy If You’re Quarantining This Summer

Kelsey R. - July 10, 2020

Kelsey R. - July 10, 2020

Kelsey R. - July 10, 2020

Here are some helpful tips for maintaining your physical health if you are quarantining at home this summer.

Here are some helpful tips for maintaining your physical health if you are quarantining at home this summer.

Here are some helpful tips for maintaining your physical health if you are quarantining at home this summer.

Six Drive-In Theater Locations in Metro Detroit

Carissa Orr - July 10, 2020

Carissa Orr - July 10, 2020

Carissa Orr - July 10, 2020

Catching a drive-in movie this summer is the perfect opportunity to create memories to last a lifetime with your family. Grab your favorite snacks, some comfy blankets, as well as your pillows and check your local listings for a movie showing near you.

Catching a drive-in movie this summer is the perfect opportunity to create memories to last a lifetime with your family. Grab your favorite snacks, some comfy blankets, as well as your pillows and check your local listings for a movie showing near you.

Catching a drive-in movie this summer is the perfect opportunity to create memories to last a lifetime with your family. Grab your favorite snacks, some comfy blankets, as well as your pillows and check your local listings for a movie showing near you.

Where does “The Roadmap” for School this fall take us?

Wayne RESA - GSRP - July 8, 2020

Wayne RESA - GSRP - July 8, 2020

Wayne RESA - GSRP - July 8, 2020

What will schools look like in the fall? Mike Latvis, Executive Director of Legislative Affairs, Wayne RESA answers some of your questions.

What will schools look like in the fall? Mike Latvis, Executive Director of Legislative Affairs, Wayne RESA answers some of your questions.

What will schools look like in the fall? Mike Latvis, Executive Director of Legislative Affairs, Wayne RESA answers some of your questions.

Water Damage Within The Home: How Does It Affect Your Health?

Kelsey R. - July 8, 2020

Kelsey R. - July 8, 2020

Kelsey R. - July 8, 2020

Home water damage is almost impossible for homeowners to avoid if they own a property for an extended period of time. There is a great deal of risk that comes with certain areas, but much of it is dependent on the weather and certain natural disasters or weather. This makes...

Home water damage is almost impossible for homeowners to avoid if they own a property for an extended period of time. There is a great deal of risk that comes with certain areas, but much of it is dependent on the weather and certain natural disasters or weather. This makes...

Home water damage is almost impossible for homeowners to avoid if they own a property for an extended period of time. There is a great deal of risk that comes with certain areas, but much of it is dependent on the weather and certain natural disasters or weather. This makes...

North Glen Park In Troy Visitor’s Guide and Photos

Bernadette Manaay - July 8, 2020

Bernadette Manaay - July 8, 2020

Bernadette Manaay - July 8, 2020

North Glen Park in Troy offers 10 acres of undeveloped woods for guests to explore.

North Glen Park in Troy offers 10 acres of undeveloped woods for guests to explore.

North Glen Park in Troy offers 10 acres of undeveloped woods for guests to explore.

Independence Oaks County Park in Clarkston – Visitor’s Guide and Photos

Bernadette Manaay - July 7, 2020

Bernadette Manaay - July 7, 2020

Bernadette Manaay - July 7, 2020

Independence Oaks County Park offers several playgrounds, a beach, pavilions, volleyball, horseshoe pits, 12 miles of nature trails, sensory garden & more.

Independence Oaks County Park offers several playgrounds, a beach, pavilions, volleyball, horseshoe pits, 12 miles of nature trails, sensory garden & more.

Independence Oaks County Park offers several playgrounds, a beach, pavilions, volleyball, horseshoe pits, 12 miles of nature trails, sensory garden & more.

50+ Splash Pads, Spray Parks and Outdoor Pools in Metro Detroit

Amber Louchart - July 6, 2020

Amber Louchart - July 6, 2020

Amber Louchart - July 6, 2020

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, we are soaking up every moment of warm summer rays we can at the local splash pad as well as spray parks.  We have just 14 weeks to enjoy summer fun in Oakland, Macomb, Wayne, and Washtenaw Counties.  We’ve compiled a list of all...

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, we are soaking up every moment of warm summer rays we can at the local splash pad as well as spray parks.  We have just 14 weeks to enjoy summer fun in Oakland, Macomb, Wayne, and Washtenaw Counties.  We’ve compiled a list of all...

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, we are soaking up every moment of warm summer rays we can at the local splash pad as well as spray parks.  We have just 14 weeks to enjoy summer fun in Oakland, Macomb, Wayne, and Washtenaw Counties.  We’ve compiled a list of all...

Elliott Tower Fountain At Oakland University Visitor’s Guide and Photos

Amber Louchart - July 6, 2020

Amber Louchart - July 6, 2020

Amber Louchart - July 6, 2020

The Elliott Tower Fountain is FREE. It is a series of pop-jets that are programmed in a variety of patterns. This creates a fun as well as an exciting splash pad for children to cool off during the summer months.

The Elliott Tower Fountain is FREE. It is a series of pop-jets that are programmed in a variety of patterns. This creates a fun as well as an exciting splash pad for children to cool off during the summer months.

The Elliott Tower Fountain is FREE. It is a series of pop-jets that are programmed in a variety of patterns. This creates a fun as well as an exciting splash pad for children to cool off during the summer months.

Schroeder Park in Troy, Michigan Visitor’s Guide and Photos

Bernadette Manaay - July 4, 2020

Bernadette Manaay - July 4, 2020

Bernadette Manaay - July 4, 2020

Schroeder Park offers two soccer fields, and 10 acres of wooded area to explore. Additionally, parkgoers can enjoy the paved and unpaved paths through these wooded areas. The nearby Schoeder Elementary School hosts a ball diamond as well as two play structures. This park does not offer parking nor restrooms.

Schroeder Park offers two soccer fields, and 10 acres of wooded area to explore. Additionally, parkgoers can enjoy the paved and unpaved paths through these wooded areas. The nearby Schoeder Elementary School hosts a ball diamond as well as two play structures. This park does not offer parking nor restrooms.

Schroeder Park offers two soccer fields, and 10 acres of wooded area to explore. Additionally, parkgoers can enjoy the paved and unpaved paths through these wooded areas. The nearby Schoeder Elementary School hosts a ball diamond as well as two play structures. This park does not offer parking nor restrooms.

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Six Drive-In Theater Locations in Metro Detroit

Carissa Orr - July 10, 2020

Carissa Orr - July 10, 2020

Carissa Orr - July 10, 2020

Catching a drive-in movie this summer is the perfect opportunity to create memories to last a lifetime with your family. Grab your favorite snacks, some comfy blankets, as well as your pillows and check your local listings for a movie showing near you.

North Glen Park In Troy Visitor’s Guide and Photos

Bernadette Manaay - July 8, 2020

Bernadette Manaay - July 8, 2020

Bernadette Manaay - July 8, 2020

North Glen Park in Troy offers 10 acres of undeveloped woods for guests to explore.

Independence Oaks County Park in Clarkston – Visitor’s Guide and Photos

Bernadette Manaay - July 7, 2020

Bernadette Manaay - July 7, 2020

Bernadette Manaay - July 7, 2020

Independence Oaks County Park offers several playgrounds, a beach, pavilions, volleyball, horseshoe pits, 12 miles of nature trails, sensory garden & more.

50+ Splash Pads, Spray Parks and Outdoor Pools in Metro Detroit

Amber Louchart - July 6, 2020

Amber Louchart - July 6, 2020

Amber Louchart - July 6, 2020

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, we are soaking up every moment of warm summer rays we can at the local splash pad as well as spray parks.  We have just 14 weeks to enjoy summer fun in Oakland, Macomb, Wayne, and Washtenaw Counties.  We’ve compiled a list of all...

Elliott Tower Fountain At Oakland University Visitor’s Guide and Photos

Amber Louchart - July 6, 2020

Amber Louchart - July 6, 2020

Amber Louchart - July 6, 2020

The Elliott Tower Fountain is FREE. It is a series of pop-jets that are programmed in a variety of patterns. This creates a fun as well as an exciting splash pad for children to cool off during the summer months.

Schroeder Park in Troy, Michigan Visitor’s Guide and Photos

Bernadette Manaay - July 4, 2020

Bernadette Manaay - July 4, 2020

Bernadette Manaay - July 4, 2020

Schroeder Park offers two soccer fields, and 10 acres of wooded area to explore. Additionally, parkgoers can enjoy the paved and unpaved paths through these wooded areas. The nearby Schoeder Elementary School hosts a ball diamond as well as two play structures. This park does not offer parking nor restrooms.

Robinwood Park in Troy, Michigan Visitor’s Guide and Photos

Amber Louchart - July 4, 2020

Amber Louchart - July 4, 2020

Amber Louchart - July 4, 2020

Robinwood Park offers a one-mile paved walking path, two barrier-free play structures, a sand volleyball court as well as two picnic areas.

Redwood Park in Troy, Michigan Visitor’s Guide and Photos

Bernadette Manaay - July 3, 2020

Bernadette Manaay - July 3, 2020

Bernadette Manaay - July 3, 2020

Redwood Park in Troy, is a 3-acre park offering a ball diamond, pickleball courts, a barrier-free play structure, as well as a small picnic shelter.

Hidden Springs Beach at Independence Oaks County Park in Clarkston

Bernadette Manaay - July 3, 2020

Bernadette Manaay - July 3, 2020

Bernadette Manaay - July 3, 2020

If your family loves the sun, then Hidden Springs Beach at Independence Oaks County Park is great place to cool off in the summer. The park offers several playgrounds, pavilions, volleyball, horseshoe pits, 12 miles of nature trails, sensory garden as well as an amphitheater and more on 1,286 acres....

Ford Field Park in Northville Visitor’s Guide and Photos

Laura Elworth - July 2, 2020

Laura Elworth - July 2, 2020

Laura Elworth - July 2, 2020

Ford Field Park in Northville, Michigan is known for their amazing wooden play structure, but also hosts a lighted ball diamond and 1/4 mile asphalt path.

Beach Cove at Independence Oaks County Park in Clarkston

Bernadette Manaay - July 2, 2020

Bernadette Manaay - July 2, 2020

Bernadette Manaay - July 2, 2020

Beach Cove at Independence Oaks in Clarkston offers visitors a bright playground, horseshoe pits, sand volleyball courts, baseball diamonds and a pavilion.

Lake Point and Boat House at Independence Oaks County Park

Amber Louchart - June 28, 2020

Amber Louchart - June 28, 2020

Amber Louchart - June 28, 2020

Lake Point offers a fishing dock , along with a few benches and a pavilion. The nearby Boat House offers several different kinds of recreation equipment rentals including rowboats, pedalboats, canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards.

Friendship Park in Lake Orion Visitor’s Guide and Photos

Tasneem Bhuiyan - June 24, 2020

Tasneem Bhuiyan - June 24, 2020

Tasneem Bhuiyan - June 24, 2020

Friendship Park in Lake Orion offers 4 baseball fields, 8 soccer fields, restrooms, an ADA accessible playground and a wheelchair-accessible playground.

Inglenook Park Southfield Visitor’s Guide and Photos

Jasmine Robertson - June 23, 2020

Jasmine Robertson - June 23, 2020

Jasmine Robertson - June 23, 2020

Inglenook Park in Southfield is a Boundless Playground designed for children of all abilities. The farm-themed playground is located in Southfield on 12 Mile Road, between Evergreen & Lahser roads. The park also offers gravel Jogging/Fitness Trails, Neighborhood Ballfields, a spacious Picnic Area (no shelter), Playlot, Restrooms, Nature Area and Public Parking.

Scarlet’s Playground at Dodge Park in Commerce Township

Amber Louchart - June 17, 2020

Amber Louchart - June 17, 2020

Amber Louchart - June 17, 2020

Scarlet’s Playground in Dodge Park in Commerce Township just opened this year. Dodge Park #5 is a 106-acre park featuring a playground, wooded paths, a water fountain, athletic fields, a pavilion, picnic tables and parking. The northern section of this park was once part of the State of Michigan parks donated by the Dodge...

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Booth Park – Birmingham

Amber Louchart - September 1, 2011

Amber Louchart - September 1, 2011

Amber Louchart - September 1, 2011

Thank you to a few of our fans for suggesting Booth Park in Birmingham to me.  It is located off of Old Woodward a few blocks North of Maple (15 Mile), right in the heart of downtown Birmingham. Parking is available along Old Woodward or along the street but it...

The Reptarium in Utica – Visitor’s Guide and Photo Gallery

Amber Louchart - June 17, 2020

Amber Louchart - June 17, 2020

Amber Louchart - June 17, 2020

The newly expanded Reptarium in Utica offers visitors the opportunity to see roughly 150 different species of animals.

Maybury State Park in Northville Visitor’s Guide and Photos

Jasmine Robertson - June 3, 2020

Jasmine Robertson - June 3, 2020

Jasmine Robertson - June 3, 2020

Maybury State Park in Northville Township offers 944 acres of gently rolling terrain, open meadow, and mature forest. Guests can explore a wide variety of trails, fishing, picnic areas, and playgrounds.

Discover this Wooden Wonderland Fort Fraser at Steffens Park

Amber Louchart - June 21, 2014

Amber Louchart - June 21, 2014

Amber Louchart - June 21, 2014

Fort Fraser is a wonderful wooden playground that features slides, swings, monkey bars, tunnels, and lots of places to climb and hide.

Red, White and Blue Playground in Levagood Park

Carissa Orr - August 29, 2019

Carissa Orr - August 29, 2019

Carissa Orr - August 29, 2019

The Red, White, and Blue Playground at Levagood Park features two play structures.  The larger structure has three slides, a rock wall, steps and also several climbing elements. 

Lafayette Greens Urban Garden – The Greening of Detroit

Amber Louchart - July 30, 2019

Amber Louchart - July 30, 2019

Amber Louchart - July 30, 2019

A few weeks ago my cousin and her family came to Michigan.  We spent a few days exploring Detroit.  We at lunch at one of the famous Coney Island restaurants. Then we happened upon the Lafayette Greens Urban Garden.  The urban garden and green space is located at 132 West...

10 Metro Detroit Parks We LOVE!

Amber Louchart - June 12, 2014

Amber Louchart - June 12, 2014

Amber Louchart - June 12, 2014

Summertime means more time outside.  We have been searching for the best outdoor playgrounds in the Metro Detroit Area and here are some of our top picks.  Beverly Park in Beverly Hills 1. Beverly Park in Beverly Hills is a great place to spend a few hours.  The park hosts two...

Inglenook Park Southfield Visitor’s Guide and Photos

Jasmine Robertson - June 23, 2020

Jasmine Robertson - June 23, 2020

Jasmine Robertson - June 23, 2020

Inglenook Park in Southfield is a Boundless Playground designed for children of all abilities. The farm-themed playground is located in Southfield on 12 Mile Road, between Evergreen & Lahser roads. The park also offers gravel Jogging/Fitness Trails, Neighborhood Ballfields, a spacious Picnic Area (no shelter), Playlot, Restrooms, Nature Area and Public Parking.

Heritage Park Splash Pad – Farmington Hills Visitor’s Guide and Photos

Amber Louchart - July 17, 2019

Amber Louchart - July 17, 2019

Amber Louchart - July 17, 2019

Heritage Park in Farmington Hills has an awesome splash pad, covered pavilions, a playground, walking trails, nature center, restrooms and more.  The park is free to the public and their hours are from 8 am to dusk and the Heritage Park Splash Pad runs from 10 am to 10 pm.  Heritage...

Walter Mary Burke Park – New Baltimore

Amber Louchart - July 4, 2015

Amber Louchart - July 4, 2015

Amber Louchart - July 4, 2015

Walter and Mary Burke Park in New Baltimore features a beach, swimming area, fishing docks, bocce ball courts as well as restrooms and two pavilions.

Campus Martius Beach – An Urban Summer Destination

Amber Louchart - August 10, 2019

Amber Louchart - August 10, 2019

Amber Louchart - August 10, 2019

Does your family love beach sands and Downtown Detroit?  If so, you don’t want to miss a visit to the Campus Martius Beach this summer.  Colorful beach chairs and umbrella decorate the fun outdoor urban beach, along with 4000,000 pounds of sand.  Guests can enjoy building sandcastles, taking in the...

Get Outside and Play!

Wayne RESA - GSRP - August 7, 2019

Wayne RESA - GSRP - August 7, 2019

Wayne RESA - GSRP - August 7, 2019

When I was a little girl, I had a delightful childhood. I was fortunate to live on a dead-end dirt road where I could spend the entire day exploring and playing; I suppose you could have called me a free-range child. With local neighborhood friends, I built forts in the...

Stony Creek Metropark – Eastwood Beach and Play Structure

Amber Louchart - June 13, 2020

Amber Louchart - June 13, 2020

Amber Louchart - June 13, 2020

Stony Creek Metropark in Shelby Township is a 4,461-acre park hosting a golf course, playground, nature center, beach, sports fields, trails, and more.

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