Construction will commence soon on a new Ypsilanti Township skatepark, which should be open to the public in the summer of 2020. Young skaters in the community have been advocating for a skatepark in the area since early 2018. The location of the new park, at the corner of East Clark and Midway Roads at Community Center Park, was approved in January, and ground was broken on June 21. The $500,000 cost of the park will be covered by a grant from the Tony Hawk Foundation and the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, along with the Washtenaw County Park Commission. In addition, a $76,000 grant was awarded to Washtenaw County for improvements in green infrastructure around the park, including bioswales and rain gardens that will prevent runoff into the Huron River. The park will provide an environmentally friendly, local hangout for skaters of all ages to practice, exercise and have fun.
Explore the art scene As the weather in Michigan turns cool, if you are curious about Detroit’s art scene and in the mood for a short 45 minute road trip, now is a great time to head downtown. When I began exploring Detroit several years ago, my hunt for significant art and artists was more
The CoOp’s community-focused approach is music to our ears “The vision was, honestly, to bring people together,” says Frances Master, one of six UM students who operate The CoOp, a space inside Openfloor Studio (231 S. State St.). Undeniably, it is refreshing to hear that motivation for creating opportunities to experience live music, as that’s
Dominick’s boasts a long history (and an even longer menu) If you ask the townies, “Ann Arbor has changed over the years.” If you ask the busy and bustling crowds of U-M freshmen, they’ll ask: “What?” So, who’s right— the aging hippies who complain about the changing times, or the young newbies eagerly awaiting the
Halloween season is upon us, and the Michigan and State Theaters are offering up treats with hardly a trick in sight. Those who revel in all things Halloween should start marking calendar dates because there’s a lot to scream about all month long— after all, Halloween comes but once a year, at least officially. Don’t-miss