Monday, 31 May, 2010 5:21 PM
County Parks and Recreation seeks millage renewal
courtesy of Oakland County Parks and Recreation
Mich. -- Oakland County Parks and
Recreation reminds you to vote in the August 3, 2010 election.
The parks proposal is a renewal, not an increase. Most homeowners
will contribute approximately $21 per year. Voters have passed the
renewal each time since the park system was created in 1966.
Past millage funding has made possible the acquisition of several
new parks throughout the county, increased campsites at Addison
Oaks and Groveland Oaks, two dog parks, golf course improvements
and much more.
the future include expansion of trails, increased initiatives to
protect wildlife and water resources, park system repairs and upgrades,
and electronic reservation/registration systems.
information, visit www.destinationoakland.com/millageawareness
or call 1-888-OCPARKS.
August 3, 2010.
WHAT YOU VALUE SINCE 1966
County Parks and Recreation values what you value – family
relationships, good health, community connections, environmental
stewardship and economic stability.
3, 2010, Oakland County voters will be asked to vote on the renewal
of a 10-year .2415 millage for the purpose of operating, maintaining,
improving and acquiring parks and recreation areas and facilities
in Oakland County, Michigan.
For a home
valued at $200,000, the homeowner currently pays less than $25 a
year to support the Oakland County Parks.
The Oakland County Parks started welcoming guests in 1966. The parks
system serves 1.5 million visitors annually.
The 13 Oakland
County Parks include 68 miles of trails, day-use parks, campgrounds,
nature centers, waterparks and golf courses.
Recent Oakland County Parks has received the results of this year's
past decade, Oakland County Parks has:
the 12th Oakland County Park, Catalpa Oaks, a 25-acre urban park
with soccer and baseball fields, in Southfield.
264-acre Highland Oaks, the 13th Oakland County Park.
the Oakland County Trails Advisory Council, an organization of
trail and greenway stakeholders.
new campsites and cabins at Addison Oaks.
off-leash dog parks at Orion and Lyon Oaks.
aquatic features at Red Oaks Waterpark including a river ride
and children’s water playground.
and reconstructed the historic 1883 Ellis Barn at Springfield
1,043-acre Lyon Oaks with an 18-hole golf course/practice facility
and 800 acres of parkland for hiking trails, a nature center,
cricket and soccer fields, a picnic shelter, playscape and off-leash
a commercial greenhouse operation for natural resources stewardship
initiatives at Waterford Oaks.
in 2010: three-acre off-leash dog park at Red Oaks in Madison
Heights and a universally accessible playground at Waterford Oaks.
planned for the next 10 years include:
of walking, hiking, mountain biking, equestrian and ski trails.
conservation efforts to protect natural resources.
natural resources stewardship programs and education.
of additional parklands for preservation for future generations.
of $1.5 million annually to improve parks infrastructure, upgrade
facilities, and increase universal accessibility.
of collaborative recreation planning assistance for local communities.
web-based reservation and registration systems
recycling programs at the park.
Oakland County Parks & Recreation