Winter Fest and Cookout at the Nature Center

Looking for a way to enjoy the great outdoors this winter season?

Head down to the River Bends Park at the Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center for a variety of winter festivities designed for families with children ages 4 and up this Saturday, January 30 (11:00am-4:00pm). A plethora of activities will be offered for your enjoyment: a winter wildwinterfestlife walk, wildlife programs, crafts, and games. Programs will showcase mammals in winter, as well as skulls, skins, scat, and live animals.

For the lunchtime cookout (11:00am-12:30pm), please bring hot dogs, drinks, chips, and other snacks to enjoy. The cookout will be followed by a marshmallow roast over a roaring bonfire.

Some games and activities will be snow dependent, and it certainly will be cold, so dress accordingly!

Cross country skis are welcome, but be cautioned that the trails are not groomed.

No registration is required, this is a walk-in only event. However, if you are part of a large group, or plan to bring a large group (such as scouts or other youth organizations), we do ask that you call in advance.

BURGESS-SHADBUSH NATURE CENTER
4101 River Bends Drive
Shelby Township, Michigan, 48317
In RIVER BENDS PARK
At Ryan Rd. & Hamlin Rd. Entrance

For more information, please contact the Nature Center at (586)-323-2478.

 

Shelby Township launches sledding, ice skating web site

sled bigDid you know that Shelby Township offers free ice skating and has two sledding hills? The Shelby Township Parks & Recreation Department now has a live webpage where you can go to see if the hills and rink are open.

Weather permitting, Shelby Township’s sledding hills, located at Chief Gene Shepherd Park and Woodall Neighborhood Park, are accessible during daylight hours. Safety regulations are posted at both sites, as well as access to restrooms and picnic shelters. Sledding and tobogganing is also available at Stony Creek Metropark.
For more information visit www.metroparks.com/Stony-Creek-Metropark.

When temperatures cooperate, Shelby Township’s ice rink, located at Mae Stecker Park, is opened to the public. Safety regulations are posted at the site, as well as access to restrooms and picnic shelters.

Skate rentals are not available. Ice skating is not permitted at Heritage Garden or Ford Field Central Park. Signs posted on the rink will be visible from 24 Mile Road and will inform residents when the rink is open. You can also visit the Parks and Recreation facebook page for information on programs.

For more information you can contact Parks and Recreation at (586) 731-0300 or visit http://www.shelbytwp.org/departments/prm/index.jsp