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By Gail Monds
Telegram News Intern 

This week we focus on the City of Garden City

Series: GET MOVING | Story 1

April 22, 2021

Often family, work, education and social obligations are obstacles to setting time aside for exercise. Gradually increasing movement is beneficial for everyone, regardless of age or current physical shape. Physical activity is a key component of a healthy lifestyle. Our communities offer several options for residents, employees, and visitors to engage in enjoyable and healthy activities. We are highlighting some of these opportunities.

This week the spotlight is on parks and recreational facilities in Garden City:

Garden City has approximately 22.8 acres of parks that range in size from 0.4 acres to 5 acres.

Neighborhood Parks

In Garden City, neighborhood parks range in size from 7 to 30 acres in size. There are 8 school-owned and City-owned parks that provide approximate 78.5 acres of neighborhood parks. In addition, Schoolcraft College provides an additional 22 acres of land available for recreation purposes. The school-owned and city-owned parks include:

•Garden City High School

•Garden City Middle School

•Burger Transition Center (Henry Ruff)

•Memorial Elementary

•Douglas Elementary

•Farmington Elementary

•Lathers Elementary

•Maplewood Community Center

In addition to parkland, Garden City owns and operates a number of indoor recreational facilities, such as the Maplewood Community Center, and the Garden City Ice Arena. The arena has various activities, such as ice hockey, figure skating, cornhole league, public skating, Drop-in Radio-Controlled Car Racing on Ice and more. Call 734-793-1882, Parks and Recreation, for more information. Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Maplewood Community Recreation Center, 734-793-1850.


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