Show the City Commission how much we love our parks


Don't let them close our beloved parks!
Don't let them close our beloved parks!
Next weekend April 26th and 27th, is Adopt-a-Park Park Cleanup Weekend.  Get on out to your local park and lets show our pride in our city and our parks! 

As you may not know, The City Commission has created a special task force to review our underutilized parks as well as Normandy Oaks.  The NORMANDY OAKS TASK FORCE is looking to determine which of our neighborhood parks should be closed to generate revenue to put into other parks.  If you want to keep your park off the chopping block then get it adopted and get out and take care of it this weekend.

If you are interested in pitching in you may register by calling the DPS at 248-246-3300 between 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Pick a park anytime prior to April 25th.  Or just show up and do what you can!

Task List:
Walk entire park and pickup sticks, branches and trash
Rake and bag leaves around play area and along fence lines
Weed within play area and rake mulch as needed
Weed sand box area and turn over sand with shovels
Weed whack around play area
Haul bags to designated area for pickup
Haul large branches to the nearest curb

Show your Royal Oak pride!
Ted Page - President of the Royal Oak Beverly Hills Improvement Association

RON Ostrodamus April 25, 2014 at 12:12 AM
To sum it up a city that expands bars and shrinks parks is doomed.
Bob April 25, 2014 at 09:36 AM
Great post Ted Page. All you posted was the truth. The city admin has the parks in their cross-hairs. In a world where newspapers are near death, these events are only known to people that go look for it on the internet. Don't let the troll grind you down.
RON Ostrodamus April 25, 2014 at 04:12 PM
Thanks for the encouragement Bob! Add its not Ted who ticks me off but I guess you just do not get it. I can give Ted credit where it is due with his efforts to help maintain parks but why would you, Ted or anyone else allow this city to have your parks in their cross hairs without protest is beyond my comprehension. That is the question.
l.c. April 25, 2014 at 07:43 PM
lets see those biz. owners picking up trash in the parks or otherwise.......
RON Ostrodamus April 26, 2014 at 01:35 PM
I.c. The CBD uses taxes they capture from your neighborhoods to hire a private company to clean their sidewalks once in a great while. You hardly ever see any businesses policing the front of their businesses, or their alleys, especially the mega bars. Incidentally there are no fines for littering the sidewalks downtown, but there will be fines for riding a bicycle?? Note that some businesses depend on city trash cans near their stores to serve their customers as in the case on one yogurt shop where the empty cups overflow onto the sidewalks. They should provide a trash receptacle but they don't have to if the city is going to provide the service (in most cities this is illegal). The CBD who are for the most part non residents prefer to take for granted city services, and with rare exception seldom give to the residents who support them.


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