Public Input Wanted on Parks & Recreation Master Plan

Do you wish Royal Oak had a splash pad or a family pool? Royal Oak's recreation supervisor encourages residents to provide feedback.

The 2013 City of Royal Oak Parks & Recreation Master Plan will be on display for public comment from through Feb. 3 at the Salter Community Center, Mahany-Meininger Senior Center, and Royal Oak Library. 

“The City of Royal Oak needs residents’ help crafting its Parks & Recreation Five Year Master Plan.  This is the first time residents are able to see the draft in its entirety.  We encourage all Royal Oak residents to stop by to read the draft and provide feedback," said Recreation Supervisor Tod Gazetti.  "If you have ideas about recreation, or see a need at your local park, now is the time to read our plan and let us know if you think something is missing or should be changed.”  

The Master Plan is intended to serve as a guiding force for decision making over the next five years for the City of Royal Oak.  It will be put on file with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the Southeastern Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG), and the Oakland County Parks System.  This new plan will also be used to qualify the City of Royal Oak for DNR Grants over the next five years.

Share your ideas

Please send your comments and suggested changes to Stewart Meek, Assistant to the City Manager at 211 S Williams Street, Royal Oak, MI 48067 or email them to StewartM@ci.royal-oak.mi.us.

Residents seeking further information are encouraged to contact the City Manager’s office at 248-246-3200.

The draft of the 2013-2018 Parks & Recreation Master Plan can be found attached to this article.

Information provided by the City of Royal Oak.

Do you have ideas about recreation or see a need at your local park? Tell us in the comments.

l.c. January 12, 2013 at 02:19 PM
does the red oaks waterworks park not serve the surrounding area??? http://themeparks.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi=1/XJ&zTi=1&sdn=themeparks&cdn=travel&tm=22&gps=13_7_1600_746&f=00&su=p1097.10.147.ip_p284.13.342.ip_p531.60.342.ip_&tt=11&bt=1&bts=1&zu=http%3A//www.destinationoakland.com/parksandtrails/waterparks/redoaks/Pages/default.aspx
Tom January 12, 2013 at 03:44 PM
Great point l.c. We have friends who live near 13 Mile and Campbell. Their children have walked to the county water park at 13 Mile near John R. Our tax dollars pay for this facility. I bet there are southend residents that have bought pool memberships for the Pleasant Ridge pool priviledges that live near I 696 and Woodward, too.
Tom January 12, 2013 at 06:13 PM
Just out of curiousity, have you ever been to the county waterpark that is within about 1 mile of Royal Oak's border? Did you even know it was there?


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »