These Oakland County parks are getting major improvements, changes

Posted at 5:50 AM, Apr 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-26 19:28:00-04

OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. (WXYZ) — With warmer weather just around the corner, kids and their parents have plenty to look forward to in our local parks.

There are plans for park improvements in Oakland County for family to enjoy.

Tuski Park in Hazel Park has a new playground set up, including new handle bars and two new slides. Additionally, Scout Park is planning to create a new playground set.

The city of Hazel Park is looking for people to volunteer the week of June 10-15 to help with the building process.

Ferndale is in the process of building a new skateboard park in Geary Park. The Tony Hawk Foundation is helping the park come to life with a $250,000 grant. The work should be completed in August.

Normandy Oaks Park in Royal Oak will be transformed into a water park, complete with a splash pad. There will also be a pavilion and restroom building, a soccer field, paved walkways and pathways and new playground equipment. The goal is to have the new water park up and running by mid-May 2020.

In Berkley, a federal grant totaling $180,000 will help in the development in a new 1,600 square-foot splash pad. They will also be creating a 6-foot asphalt walkway connecting the park to the surrounding sidewalks and family restrooms. Construction on the project is planned in either the spring or summer of 2019.

There are also plans to close down two water slides this year. One at Groveland Oaks Park near Holly and one at Waterford Oaks.

To volunteer, click here.