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WASHTENAW COUNTY PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION PROGRAM GUIDE

INTO THE OUTDOORS

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Summer Updates JULY 2021

Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission Patricia Tupacz Scribner President

Summer is in full swing at Washtenaw County parks and recreation facilities! Our team is committed to providing outstanding recreation activities for all ages. Take a look inside this Guide for opportunities to play, to learn, or to engage in nature. This Guide covers July and August offerings around the parks. A few summer updates: •

Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center is back to regular hours and is welcoming returning members! Hours of operation are: Monday through Friday—6am to 8pm, Saturday— 8am to 6pm, and Sunday—9am to 4pm.

Looking for a fun-filled day of play? Check out the Water Park! Rolling Hills Water Park opened on June 21 and is open until Labor Day. Tickets this summer are available online only as we manage capacity counts at the Water Park. Get your tickets at parksonline.ewashtenaw.org.

Blue Heron Bay Splash Park located at Independence Lake County Park is expected to open for the summer the first or second week of July. The opening has been delayed due to the manufacture’s equipment being unavailable. Once the equipment arrives, staff is ready to open the splash park and welcome visitors for the summer! For the latest updates, visit our website at washtenaw.org/independencelake or the park Facebook page.

Pierce Lake Golf Course in Chelsea offers an exceptional value for 9 and 18 hole rounds. Located conveniently off of I-94 and M-52 in Chelsea, the course is readily accessible to all Washtenaw County residents. If you haven’t tried Pierce Lake, reserve a tee time today and see why it’s a hidden gem!

Janice Bobrin Vice President Dan Ezekiel Secretary Ricky Jefferson Robert Joerg Robert Marans Jo Ann McCollum Brenda McKinney Jason Morgan Evan Pratt Coy Vaughn Director Administration Building 2230 Platt Road Ann Arbor, MI 48104 Mailing: P.O. Box 8645 Ann Arbor, MI 48107-8645 Phone: (734) 971-6337 Fax: (734) 971-6386 parks@washtenaw.org washtenaw.org/parks

We look forward to welcoming you to one of our facilities, parks or programs this summer! Enjoy and get out to play!

EDITOR/GRAPHIC DESIGNER Ann Ziolkowski, Communications Manager Hannah Cooley, Management Analyst Cover/Back Photo Credit: Bryan Mitchell Cover page photo taken at CommUNITY Skatepark in Ypsilanti Township Back page photo taken at West Lake Preserve Photo Credit: Bryan Mitchell

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TABLE OF CONTENTS 4 Facility Information Independence Lake County Park Rolling Hills County Park 5-6 Programs & Activities Independence Lake County Park 7-8 Programs & Activities Rolling Hills County Park 9

Facility Map

10-11 Nature Programs Hikes 11-12 Family Nature Programs Archery Family Nature Adventures Junior Naturalists Preschool Hikes 13

Volunteer Historical Tours

14-25 Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center Membership Virtual Fitness Classes Swim Lessons 26-27 Summer Employment Independence Lake County Park Rolling Hills County Park

Photo Credit: Bryan Mitchell

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Independence Lake Park PARK INFORMATION 3200 Jennings Road Whitmore Lake, MI (734) 449-4437 washtenaw.org/parks washtenaw.org/independencelake

Hours of Operation General Park (year-round): Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day, 8am-9pm Labor Day-Memorial Day weekend, 8am-dusk Blue Heron Bay Spray Park (seasonal): Early July (date TBD)-Labor Day, 11am-7pm Beach (seasonal): Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day, 10am-8pm

Entrance Fees Vehicles Daily Annual Seniors Mini Bus ($75 annual) Bus ($150 annual)

County Resident* $6 $30 $3 $15 $30

Blue Heron Bay Spray Park Daily Weekdays after 5:00pm Individual Person Annual Pass Family of Four Annual Passes

Non-County Resident $10 $45 $6 $15 $30

$4 $3 $30 $100

$5 $4 $40 $130

County Resident* $6 $30 $3 $15 $30

Non-County Resident $10 $45 $6 $15 $30

$9 $9 $11 $9 free

$11 $9 $13 $11 free

(non-holiday) *Proof of residency required

Rolling Hills Park PARK INFORMATION 7660 Stony Creek Road Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197 (734) 484-9676 washtenaw.org/parks washtenaw.org/rollinghills

Hours of Operation General Park (year-round): Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day, 8am-9pm Labor Day-Memorial Day weekend, 8am-dusk Water Park: June 21-Labor Day:

Monday - Sunday, 12pm - 7pm

Entrance Fees Vehicles Daily Annual Seniors Mini Bus ($75 annual) Bus ($150 annual) Water Park Weekdays after 5:00pm Children 36”-42” tall Weekend/Holiday Children 36”-42” tall Children under 36” *Proof of residency required

Rolling Hills Water Park online tickets will be available for Summer 2021, tickets can ONLY be purchased online at parksonline.ewashtenaw.org. 4

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Independence Lake Park PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES

FAIRY DOORS

July 9 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | $10 per Family/Household, Up to 4 Members Vehicle Entry Fee Required Create special homes for the park's small creatures! Start by decorating fairy doors to take home with you to create a fairy home at your own house. Then explore how to use materials with the nature around you to design and build a new fairy home. Supplies will be provided as well as a section of the woods for you and your family to build and place your Fairy Door. The check in table will be at the Independence Woods Pavilion. Registration #IL461100.

NATURE SCAVENGER HUNT

July 23 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | $5 per Family/Household, Up to 4 Members Vehicle Entry Fee Required Put your nature eyes to the test as we explore through the park in search of nature’s many wonders! Come with your family on a nature scavenger hunt at Independence Lake. Each child will be given a bag and a list of clues and sent out to explore the nature trail. As you explore, take time to notice things you may not have noticed before and make a note so you can share the cool things you saw on your scavenger hunt with us. The check in table will be at the Beach Center Pavilion. Registration #IL461100.

SPECIAL NEEDS SPLASH DAY

July 24 | 9:00am - 11:00am | Resident - $4.00/person & Non-Resident - $5.00/person Vehicle Entry Fee Required Blue Heron Bay Spray Park will be opening two hours early exclusively for children with special needs and their families to experience the splash pad in a stress-free and relaxed environment. Staff will have the slides open and gently enforce the rules to keep everyone safe on the spray pads. Concessions open at 11:00am if your family would like to stay to purchase lunch. Blue Heron Bay will be open to the public starting at 11:00am but families are welcome to stay.

STAR GAZING AND PERSEIDS

Aug 13 | 9:00pm - 1:00am | $5 per Family/Household, Up to 4 Members Vehicle Entry Fee Required Enjoy a night under the summer stars! Bring your blankets. We will gaze upon constellations and possibly see “shooting stars” from the Perseid Meteor Shower. Park Naturalist, Kelsey Dehring, will be sharing various night sky objects. Plans are in place for a small fire and s’mores. If it ends up being a cloudy night, then we will go on a creatures of the night hike. Registration #IL461100.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO!

• • • • •

Questions? Contact Julie at sigdaj@washtenaw.org or shonerj@washtenaw.org. Masks are recommended if you’re not fully vaccinated. Outdoor activities may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Please check website and Facebook. All park programs are subject to vehicle entry fee. Pre-registration required. Register at parksonline.ewashtenaw.org for programs, trainings and certifications! Online registration closes at 12:05am the morning of the program.

Blue Heron Bay & Night Sky Photo Credit: Bryan Mitchell

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Independence Lake Park PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES

FAMILY BOARD GAME NIGHT

Aug 27 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | $5 per Family/Household, Up to 4 Members Vehicle Entry Fee Required Although board games can be planned any time, coming for a family night of board games under our beautifully lit pavilion is a sure-fire way for the whole family to have fun and create new memories. A variety of board and card games will be available for your family. Refreshments and treats will be provided. The check in table will be at the Independence Woods Pavilion. Registration #IL461100.

DISC GOLF NIGHTS

July 9 & Aug 13 | 9:00pm - Midnight | Vehicle Entry Fee Required $5/night or $30/Bag Tag (DG Nights included in annual fee) Come join us for Disc Golf Glow Nights at the park. Join us the second Friday in July, August and September as we illuminate Red Hawk west or Red Hawk course baskets. This is the only time each month that you can disc golf in the park after dark. Bring your own glow discs, glow tape, and glow lights for your discs.

YOGA IN THE PARK (VIRTUAL CLASS) - 1 & 2

1 - Wednesdays (July 7 - July 28) | 7:00pm - 8:00pm | $60 2 - Wednesdays (Aug 4 - Sept 29) | 6:00pm - 7:00pm | $65 A Slow flow yoga class, all levels welcome, no experience necessary. Emphasis is placed on core strength, flexibility, and balance as well as concentration and breath control. Zoom link will be sent out to registered participants prior to the first class. Registration # IL441104.

YOGA IN THE PARK (IN-PERSON)

Mondays | July: 7:00pm - 8:00pm | Aug - Sept: 6:00pm - 7:00pm | $10/Drop-In Vehicle Entry Fee Required | No class on Monday, July 5 or September 6 A Slow flow yoga class, all levels welcome, no experience necessary. Emphasis is placed on core strength, flexibility, and balance as well as concentration and breath control. Registration # IL441104. Monday drop-in yoga is weather dependent. An email will go out by 4:00pm on that Monday if class is cancelled.

SUMMER SUNSET YOGA PACKAGE

Includes both Summer 1 and Summer 2 Virtual Yoga and In-Person Yoga Sessions | $200 Vehicle Entry Fee Required | No class on Monday, July 5 or September 6 See Virtual Class and In-Person descriptions above for full details. Registration # IL441104.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO!

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Questions? Contact Julie at sigdaj@washtenaw.org or shonerj@washtenaw.org. Masks are recommended if you’re not fully vaccinated. Outdoor activities may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Please check website and Facebook. All park programs are subject to vehicle entry fee. Pre-registration required. Register at parksonline.ewashtenaw.org for programs, trainings and certifications! Online registration closes at 12:05am the morning of the program.

Glowing Disc Photo Credit: Bryan Mitchell

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16. Albert J. Miller and Robert & Nancy Smith Preserve | 29 acres

29. Tom A. Freeman Preserve | 59 acres

2. Cavanaugh Lake County Park | 59 acres 3. Herman L. Koenn Preserve | 191 acres

17. West Lake Preserve | 275 acres

4. Squiers Preserve | 57 acres

18. Independence Lake County Park | 446 acres and Gosline Preserve* | 40 acres

31. Northfield Woods Preserve | 81 acres and Arbor Woods Preserve | 22 acres

5. Clark & Avis Spike Preserve | 103 acres

30. Raymond F. Goodrich Preserve | 48 acres

32. Park Northfield | 12 acres

19. Osborne Mill Preserve | 39 acres

33. Whitmore Lake Preserve | 235 acres

20. Burns-Stokes Preserve | 29 acres

34. Staebler Farm County Park | 98 acres

21. Fox Science Preserve | 73 acres

35. Weatherbee Woods | 84 acres

22. DeVine Preserve | 157 acres

36. Kosch Headwaters Preserve | 160 acres

23. Scio Woods Preserve | 91 acres

37. Superior Center Park | 1 acre

10. Riverbend Preserve | 53 acres

24. Draper-Houston Meadows Preserve | 113 acres

38. Meyer Preserve | 260 acres

11. Ervin-Stucki Preserve | 126 acres

25. Harwood Heritage Preserve | 16 acres

39. Highland Preserve | 50 acres

12. Brauer Preserve | 314 acres

26. Swift Run Dog Park | 10 acres

13. Pierce Lake Golf Course & Park | 232 acres

27. Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center and Nelson Meade County Farm Park | 127 acres

40. Rolling Hills County Park & Water Park | 439 acres

6. Sharon Short Hills Preserve | 84 acres 7. Sharon Mills County Park | 248 acres 8. Leonard Preserve | 259 acres 9. Watkins Lake State Park & County Preserve 1,122 acres (407 acres owned by WCPARC)

14. Baker Woods Preserve | 70 acres 15. Trinkle Marsh at Easton Farm Preserve | 151 acres

28. Parker Mill County Park | 44 acres

Border to Border Trail

Planned Border to Border Trail

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Nature Hikes

with Naturalists Kelsey, Shawn & Elle

JULY 10

8AM - 10AM

JULY 10

1PM - 3PM

JULY 11

9:30AM - 11AM

JULY 13

8:30AM - 10AM

SUMMER BIRDING Parker Mill County Park | Naturalist, Kelsey Dehring With Fleming Creek by our side, we’ll meander through floodplain forests in search of Kingfishers, Grackles, Veeries, and more! All levels of birders are welcome. Please bring binoculars. Space is limited to 12 birders. Email Kelsey at dehringk@washtenaw.org to register. BIRDING BASICS Parker Mill County Park | Naturalist, Kelsey Dehring The magic of birds is they seem to be everywhere you go. Local parks, backyards, apartment balcony railings, quiet forests, and city streets. Birding can be enjoyed just about anywhere, but with so many species it can seem like a daunting hobby. Learn tricks to identifying birds based on habitat, markings, and sounds. We will also discuss what to look for in binoculars. No equipment needed. We will have basic binoculars for you to use. This program is intended for people brand new to birding. Space is limited to 12 birders. Email Kelsey at dehringk@washtenaw.org to register. MORNING MINDFULNESS HIKE West Lake Preserve | Naturalist, Elle Bogle When the sun is warm but not hot and the grass is still stippled with dew, Mother Nature greets us with a loving embrace. We can feel it in the wind, see it in the flowers, and hear it in the bird songs. Join naturalist Elle Bogle and Mindful City’s Julie Woodward for a morning meditation and mindfulness hike through beautiful West Lake Preserve to connect with the serenity of the natural world around us. Water bottles and bug spray are recommended. Hike is limited to 12 people and pre-registration is required. Email Elle at boglee@washtenaw.org to register. SUNRISE NATURE HIKE West Lake Preserve | Naturalist, Elle Bogle Summer is in full swing and Earth is bursting with activity. Insects are humming and buzzing, plants are reaching their full heights, and all the spring animal and bird babies are rapidly growing. Take a morning wander through the field and forest of Westlake Preserve to observe the summer activity of the natural world around us. Preregistration is required. Email Elle at boglee@washtenaw.org to register.

JULY 24

PRAIRIE WILDFLOWERS Leonard Preserve | Naturalist, Shawn Severance Explore the native prairie remnants, both tall grass and short grass, and the rich wildflower diversity that they hold. Please bring sun protection, water and tick repellant if desired. Email Shawn at severances@washtenaw.org to register.

AUG 7

SUMMER BIRDING West Lake Preserve | Naturalist, Kelsey Dehring Picturesque views of open fields, mature forests, and lake edge provide a perfect backdrop for some summer birding. All levels of birders are welcome. Please bring binoculars. Space is limited to 12 birders. Email Kelsey at dehringk@washtenaw.org to register.

10AM - NOON

8AM - 10AM

AUG 10

8:30AM - 10AM

SUNRISE NATURE HIKE Northfield Woods Preserve | Naturalist, Elle Bogle August is about celebrating plants of all colors, sizes, and shapes. They support hundreds of animals from butterflies to snakes to birds, as well as decorating the planet in beauty. Spend the morning exploring the exquisite Northfield Woods Preserve to experience this beauty for yourself. Hike limited to 12 people. Preregistration required. Email boglee@washtenaw.org to register.

Photo Credit: Bryan Mitchell

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Nature Hikes

(CONTINUED)

with Naturalists Kelsey, Shawn & Elle

AUG 11

6:30PM - 8:30PM

MINDFULNESS HIKE County Farm Park - Medford Pavilion | Naturalist, Elle Bogle Join us for an evening of serene immersion in nature. Enjoy a guided meditation, followed by a silent sensory hike along lush paths and tunnels of trees. Discover the soothing power of community communion in the natural world. Co-led by naturalist Elle Bogle and Julie Woodward of Mindful City Ann Arbor. Please bring a water bottle and bug spray. Hike is limited to 12 people and pre-registration is required. Email Elle at boglee@washtenaw.org to register.

AUG 18

SENIOR NATURALISTS DRAGONFLIES West Lake Preserve | Ages 55+ | Naturalist, Elle Bogle Dragonflies are over 300 million years old, yet have changed very little since they first appeared on Earth. Learn all about nature’s perfect predators, their life cycles, and look for the adults while hiking the trails of Westlake Preserve. Limited to 12 people and preregistration is required. Email boglee@washtenaw.org to register.

AUG 21

PRAIRIE WILDFLOWERS Independence Lake Park | Vehicle Admission Required Naturalist, Shawn Severance Hike through a spectacular prairie remnant to appreciate the abundance and beauty of late summer, and deepen skill with botanical identification of wildflowers. Please bring sun protection, water and tick repellant if desired. Email Shawn at severances@washtenaw.org to register.

10AM - 11:30AM

10AM - NOON

Family Nature Programs ADVENTURES, HIKES & EXPLORATION

with Naturalists, Kelsey, Shawn & Elle Learn about the nature and history of Washtenaw County through a naturalist-led hike or program. From Summer Butterflies to Tracks in the Snow, we offer programs for all ages and ability levels. Learn, play, explore and discover with Washtenaw County Parks!

Archery

REGISTRATION: parksonline.ewashtenaw.org Fee: Free Program (*Vehicle Admission Fee Required) 12 Participants/Section (Ages 8 and Up)

Intro to Archery

Staebler Farm Park | Naturalist, Kelsey Dehring

#841007

This introductory program to archery covers safety and basic shooting skills. All archery equipment is provided, and no prior archery experience is required. Email Kelsey at dehringk@washtenaw.org for more information.

YOU SHOULD DATES DAY TIME KNOW! 7/25 Sun 10:00am - 11:30am 7/25 8/15 8/15

Sun Sun Sun

2:00pm - 3:30pm 10:00am - 11:30am 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Masks are recommended if you’re not fully vaccinated.

Pre-registration is required for everyone attending. Restricted to 5 children per section, accompanied by one adult No unregistered siblings, please!

Photo Credit: Bryan Mitchell

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Family Nature Programs ADVENTURES, HIKES & EXPLORATION

with Naturalists, Kelsey, Shawn & Elle Learn about the nature and history of Washtenaw County through a naturalist-led hike or program. From Summer Butterflies to Tracks in the Snow, we offer programs for all ages and ability levels. Learn, play, explore and discover with Washtenaw County Parks!

Junior Naturalists

Preschool Hike

REGISTRATION: parksonline.ewashtenaw.org Fee: Free Program (*Vehicle Admission Fee Required) 12 Participants (unless noted)/Section (Ages 7 to 11)

REGISTRATION: parksonline.ewashtenaw.org Fee: Free Program 10 Participants/Section (Ages 2 to 5 with caregiver)

Butterfly Magic

#841003

County Farm Park | Naturalist, Shawn Severance

Explore the mystery of metamorphosis - the transformation from egg to butterfly - and go on a discovery hike to look for butterflies in a flowering meadow. Meet at the perennial garden.

DATES DAY 7/10

Sat

Mouse in a Meadow

#841003

County Farm Park | Naturalist, Shawn Severance

Late summer is a busy time in the meadow. We will go on a hike to take an up-close look at life in a typical North American meadow and learn about the secret lives of mice.

8/7

Sat

#841004

Parker Mill Park | Naturalist, Kelsey Dehring & Elle Bogle

Be sure to bring your water shoes as we take a dip in Mill Creek to see who calls the creek home. Learn how to identify grazers, shredders, and predators. Nets will be provided, and closed-toe shoes MUST be worn in the stream. Pre-registration is required.

DATES DAY TIME TIME 7/22 Thurs 10:00am - 11:30am

10:00am - 11:00am

DATES DAY

Stream Exploration

Dragonflies

West Lake Preserve | Naturalist, Elle Bogle

#841004

Learn all about dragonflies, including the different stages of their life cycle and where they live in those stages. Take a hike to look for the adult dragonflies and get an up close look at the Earth’s oldest flying insect and nature’s perfect predator. Please bring a water bottle and bug spray. Pre-registration is required.

Program limited to 6 participants. TIME

10:00am - 11:00am

Family Nature Adventures

DATES DAY 8/19

Thurs

TIME

10:00am - 11:30am

REGISTRATION: parksonline.ewashtenaw.org Fee: Free Program (*Vehicle Admission Fee Required) 20 Participants/Section (All Ages) (unless noted)

Streams #841002 Parker Mill Park | Naturalists, Elle Bogle & Kelsey Dehring Take a dip in Mill Creek to see who calls the creek home! Everything from crayfish to dragonflies can be found in these waters. Nets will be provided and closed-toe shoes MUST be worn in the stream. Pre-registration is required.

DATES DAY 7/15

Thurs

TIME

10:00am - Noon

Cloudspotting #841002 West Lake Preserve | Naturalist, Kelsey Dehring We’ll have our heads in the clouds as we learn about the different types of clouds and make our own clouds to take home! Program limited to 12 participants.

DATES DAY 8/7 12

Sat

YOU SHOULD KNOW!

TIME

2:00pm - 3:30pm

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Masks are recommended if you’re not fully vaccinated.

Pre-registration is required for everyone attending over the age of 2. Restricted to 5 children per section, accompanied by one adult. No unregistered siblings, please!


Volunteer

with Stewardship Coordinator, Katie Carlisle

JULY 10

1PM - 4PM

JULY 17

1PM - 3PM

JULY 18

1PM - 3PM

AUG 14

1PM - 3PM

STEWARDSHIP SATURDAY Watkins Lake State Park & County Preserve | Rec Passport Req. Stewardship Coord., Katie Carlisle Join us the second Saturday of every month to help the environment and explore new places. Learn about stiltgrass with our partners at the JLW CISMA. Stiltgrass is an invasive plant that’s new to the region. Early detection and rapid response are important to try and stop the spread of this aggressive grass. Volunteers learn how to identify and manage stiltgrass, and help map new populations throughout the woodlands. No experience needed. Email carlislec@washtenaw.org to register. STEWARDSHIP SATURDAY Botsford Preserve | Stewardship Coord., Katie Carlisle The Washtenaw Stiltgrass Working Group has been tackling the invasive stiltgrass since it was first discovered in 2017. This workshop is to empower and equip private landowners in Scio Township with the know-how to identify and manage stiltgrass on their own properties, using Botsford Preserve as an example of ongoing management Email carlislec@washtenaw.org to register. STEWARDSHIP SUNDAY Baker Woods Preserve | Volunteer assistant, Jessica Chesney Help us improve the health of the woodland by volunteering to remove Japanese hedge parsley. This is a great opportunity to be a part of year-round stewardship. No experience is needed. Email carlislec@washtenaw.org to register. STEWARDSHIP SATURDAY County Farm Park - Meet at the Medford Pavilion Stewardship Coord., Katie Carlisle Join us the second Saturday of every month to help the environment and explore new places. Britton Woods is the only area of County Farm Park that has never been historically farmed. Help us preserve this high quality woodland by volunteering to remove invasive plants. No experience needed; all tools and know-how will be provided. Email carlislec@washtenaw.org to register.

Historical Tours

SHARON MILLS COUNTY PARK

JULY 24

1PM - 4PM

AUG 29

1PM - 4PM

SHARON MILLS COUNTY PARK TOUR Sharon Mills County Park | Tour Guide, Carey Church Sharon Mills County Park highlights the ingenuity of Henry Ford’s Village Industries. Enjoy a walk through the beautiful landscape gardens and fall views over the peaceful River Raisin Mill Pond. SHARON MILLS COUNTY PARK TOUR Sharon Mills County Park | Tour Guide, Carey Church Sharon Mills County Park highlights the ingenuity of Henry Ford’s Village Industries. Enjoy a walk through the beautiful landscape gardens and fall views over the peaceful River Raisin Mill Pond.

Photo Credit: Bryan Mitchell

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Summer 2021

MERI LOU MURRAY RECREATION CENTER

MEMBERSHIP 17

FITNESS

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MERI LOU MURRAY RECREATION CENTER

Membership

Since the Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center opened in 1991, it has been a popular venue for recreation enthusiasts. The center has approximately 51,000 square feet of space dedicated to fitness and recreation.

RATES

(I) Individual: 16-64 Years ■ (Y) Youth: 3-15 Years (S) Senior: 65+ Years ■ (D) Disabled (with doctor’s note)

30-Day Pass

30-Day passes are valid for thirty (30) days from purchase at the Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center.

TYPE

RESIDENT NON-RESIDENT

I/S/D/Y Family

$45 $45 $100 $100

Annual Pass (One-Time Payment)

Annual passes are valid for one (1) year from purchase at the Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center.

TYPE

Individual Y/S/D Family Over 80

RESIDENT NON-RESIDENT $237 $355 $186 $278 $510 $767 $65 $65

Annual Pass (Monthly Billing)

*Requires one (1) year contract. Annual passes are valid for one (1) year from purchase at the Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center.

TYPE

Individual Y/S/D Family

RESIDENT NON-RESIDENT $32/mo $37.50/mo $30.25/mo $34/mo $57/mo $78.50/mo

Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center Hours The Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center will continue modified hours of operation. Beginning July 6, the facility hours will be: • Monday through Friday; 6am to 8pm • Saturday; 8am to 6pm • Sunday; 9am to 4pm The building will continue to operate to members only at 50% capacity. The indoor pool will also remain open at this time, with four swimming lanes. For more information about this and other changes check out washtenaw.org/reccenter. Recreation Center Cover/Photo Credit: Bryan Mitchell

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Virtual Fitness Classes GROUP FITNESS

REGISTRATION: parksonline.ewashtenaw.org ZOOM: Links will be emailed to participants FEE: $60/person (June 21 – August 21; No class July 4-5) MAXIMUM 100 PARTICIPANTS PER SESSION

Aerobic Fitness

Dance

DATES DAY

Dance Fitness

#14000

This class begins with dance and toning, then moves to core muscle strengthening on the mat, and ends with mild stretch. All fitness levels welcome!

DATES DAY 7/2 - 8/20

F

Zumba Fitness®

#14000

This Latin-based aerobic fitness class uses easy, fast, and slow rhythms set to fun Latin and international music. A real “feel happy” cardio workout!

DATES DAY 7/12 - 8/16 7/3 - 8/21

M Sat

Slower paced, entry-level workout for all ages. A mix of aerobics, conditioning and stretching. 7/12 - 8/16 7/7 - 8/18

M W

Aerobic Interval - Intense!

6:40 - 7:40pm 11:00am - Noon

This class combines zesty Latin and international rhythms with exhilarating, easy-to-follow moves. The pacing and moves are designed to suit the needs of the active older participant, as well as those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle.

TIME

9:00 - 10:00am 9:00 - 10:00am

#14000

This class will help you stay in shape, focus on muscles and endurance, and have fun through the late fall and winter! 7/12 - 8/16 7/7 - 8/18

M W

TIME

10:05 - 11:05am 10:05 - 11:05am

Basic Sculpt & Condition Basic Sculpt & Condition

#14000

Slower paced entry-level workout for all ages. Hand weights and tubes strengthen and tone muscles while improving flexibility and balance.

TIME DATES DAY

#14000 Zumba Gold®

7/1 - 8/19

Th

Stretch and Strengthen

TIME

8:30 - 9:30am

#14000

This class is for all ages to strengthen and stretch all major muscle groups at their own level. Core work and balance will be addressed.

DATES DAY

7/6 - 8/17 7/1 - 8/19 DATES DAY TIME 7/3 - 8/21 7/2 - 8/20 F 10:30 - 11:30am

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#14000

TIME DATES DAY

6:40 - 7:40pm

Zumba®

Basic Aerobics

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T Th Sat

TIME

11:00am - Noon 11:00am - Noon 12:15 - 1:15pm


Virtual Fitness Classes GROUP FITNESS

REGISTRATION: parksonline.ewashtenaw.org ZOOM: Links will be emailed to participants FEE: $60/person (June 21 – August 21; No class July 4-5) MAXIMUM 100 PARTICIPANTS PER SESSION

Matwork Pilates

#14000

Benefits include increased overall flexibility, abdominal strength and an overall sense of well-being. Feel stronger and leaner as you develop your core.

DATES DAY M W

TIME

11:15am - 12:15pm 11:15am - 12:15pm

6am to 8pm

Saturday 8am to 6pm

Sunday

Lower Gym Hours Monday-Friday 6am to 7:45pm

Saturday 8am to 5:45pm

Sunday 9am - 4pm

Mind & Body Qigong & Tai Chi

#14000

Enjoy an hour of healthy stretching, flow, and meditation with seated and standing exercises. Calm your mind, improve flexibility, balance, motor skills and mental focus. All ages and fitness levels welcome.

DATES DAY 7/6 - 8/17

Beginning July 6, 2021: Monday-Friday

9am - 4pm

Pilates

7/12 - 8/16 7/7 - 8/18

Building Hours

T

TIME

9:30 - 10:30am

Yoga

Pool Hours

Pool hours are reserved for lap swimming and swim lessons. Pre-registration is required.

Monday-Friday 6am to 1pm & 2pm - 7:45pm

Saturday 8am to 5:45pm

PiYo

#14000

Sunday 9am - 4pm

Mix of pilates and yoga that increases flexibility and core strength. All Fitness levels welcome.

DATES DAY 7/2 - 8/20

F

TIME

11:45am - 12:45pm

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Outdoor In-Person Fitness Classes GROUP FITNESS

Zumba Fitness®

REGISTRATION: parksonline.ewashtenaw.org (Registration for outdoor classes begins June 14) LOCATION: Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center FEE: Free to Members, $35 for non-members, unless noted (June 21 – August 21; No class July 4-5)

Multilevel Tai Chi

$50

#43510

No matter your age or fitness level, the practice of meditation & mind-body exercise can bring calm, improve your flexibility, balance, motor skills, and mental focus. Yang style tai chi forms.

DATES DAY 7/12 - 8/16

M

Intermediate/Adv. Tai Chi $50 #43510

Solo Yang Long Form 108. Previous knowledge is expected but not required. Beginning Two Person aka Push Hands (interactive Tai Chi). Beginner weapons form = Staff / Stick form. Students will be required to bring their own staff (closet rod or broom handle). 7/12 - 8/16

M

DATES DAY 7/7 - 8/18

W

Aerobics & Strength

This class focuses on intervals of aerobics, strengthening exercises, balance and core work. It is appropriate for beginners and advanced participants. It culminates with a cool down and stretching pose. 7/6 - 8/17

T

TIME

5:30 - 6:30pm

Aerobic Interval

Combination of aerobic conditioning and muscle work. This is a great cardiovascular work out!

DATES DAY 7/1 - 8/19

Th

TIME

9:30 - 10:30am

Cardio and Core

Combines a moderate cardio workout with muscle TIME

6:40 - 7:40pm

conditioning. A FUN workout!

DATES DAY

Outdoor Fitness Pass

TIME

6:00 - 7:00pm

DATES DAY TIME

5:30 - 6:30pm

DATES DAY

This Latin-based aerobic fitness class uses easy, fast, and slow rhythms set to fun Latin and international music. A real “feel happy” cardio workout!

#14500

Come join us outdoors on the patio for outdoor fitness classes! Classes are offered at no cost to members of the Rec Center on a drop-in basis. Non-members can purchase an Outdoor Fitness Pass for $35, which will allow access to all outdoor classes (except for Tai Chi).

7/1 - 8/19

Th

TIME

5:30 - 6:30pm

Sunshine & Stretch

Join us for some outdoor stretching under the sun! Here we will do light to moderate stretching that is accessible for all ages and fitness levels. Enjoy the breeze during this whole body stretch class that will be relaxing and designed to enhance flexibility and balance. DATES DAY TIME 7/12 - 8/16 T-Sun Times May Vary

DATES DAY 7/3 - 8/21

Sculpt & Conditioning Tone and strengthen the total body. Mild aerobic workout, adaptable yet challenging for all fitness levels.

DATES DAY 7/6 - 8/17

T

Sat

Pilates & Aerobics

This class will combine a great cardiovascular workout with core strengthening for a full body workout.

DATES DAY TIME

9:30 - 10:30am

Outdoor Class & COVID-19 Class size is limited to 15 participants. Participants are encouraged to bring their own mats, weights, and a water bottle. Masks are recommended if you’re not fully vaccinated.

TIME

9:30 - 10:30am

6/27 - 8/15

Sun

TIME

12:45 - 1:45pm

Inclement Weather Class may be canceled due to poor weather conditions. Please call the Recreation Center for class cancellations, (734) 971-6355, or check our Facebook page. Photo Credit: Bryan Mitchell

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Swim Lessons PARENT TOT

The goal of Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Parent Tot and Preschool Lessons are to get toddlers and preschoolers comfortable in the water. These instructor-led classes help provide a solid foundation for swimming skills that will last a life-time. Comfortability in the water is our top priority as it ensures your child will learn how to be safe in the water. As they progress and graduate each level, they are introduced to new skills that our instructors continue to build upon through Level 5.

PARENT TOT LESSONS

REGISTRATION: parksonline.ewashtenaw.org REGISTRATION DATES: June 21 - July 10 CLASS DATES: July 11- August 11 FEE: $36

Parent Tot 1

#41010

(6 Months - 18 Months with Adult) With adult participation, infants and toddlers learn to enjoy water activities. Songs and games teach the children water comfort. One adult per child.

DATES DAY 7/11- 8/8 7/11- 8/8 7/11- 8/8

Sun Sun Sun

Parent Tot 2

TIME

10:00 - 10:25am 11:00 - 11:25am Noon - 12:25pm

#41020

(18 Months - 3.5 Years with Adult) With adult participation, infants and toddlers learn to enjoy water activities. Songs and games teach the children water comfort. One adult per child.

DATES DAY 7/11- 8/8 7/11- 8/8 7/11- 8/8

Sun Sun Sun

TIME 10:30 - 10:55am 11:30 - 11:55am 12:30 - 12:55pm

YOU SHOULD KNOW!

• • • •

Masks are recommended if you’re not fully vaccinated. There is a $5 late fee for late class registration. No make-ups, refunds, or substitutions for missed swim classes. Space is limited. Photo Credit: Bryan Mitchell

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Swim Lessons

ADULT, TEEN & PRIVATE SWIM PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS REGISTRATION: parksonline.ewashtenaw.org REGISTRATION DATES: June 21 - July 10 CLASS DATES: July 11 - August 11 FEE: $100

Private Swim

#41000

(4+ Years) Students will refine and improve strokes for those who can swim front and back crawl, and demonstrate breaststroke and butterfly. Must be able to tread water for 1 minute.

DATES DAY 7/11- 8/8 7/11- 8/8 7/11- 8/8 7/11- 8/8 7/11- 8/8 7/11- 8/8 7/14-8/11 7/14-8/11 7/14-8/11 7/14-8/11 7/14-8/11 7/14-8/11 7/14-8/11 7/14-8/11 7/14-8/11 7/14-8/11 7/14-8/11 7/14-8/11

Sun Sun Sun Sun Sun Sun W W W W W W W W W W W W

TIME

1:00 - 1:30pm 1:30 - 2:00pm 2:30 - 3:00pm 3:00 - 3:30pm 3:30 - 4:00pm 4:00 - 4:30pm 10:30 - 11:00am 11:00 - 11:30am 11:30am - Noon Noon - 12:30pm 12:30 - 1:00pm 3:00 - 3:30pm 3:30 - 4:00pm 4:30 - 5:00pm 5:00 - 5:30pm 5:30 - 6:00pm 6:00 - 6:30pm 6:30 - 7:00pm

No make-ups, refunds or substitutions for missed instructional swim classes Questions? (734) 971-6355 x 0 | dsk@washtenaw.org

YOU SHOULD KNOW!

• • • •

Masks are recommended if you’re not fully vaccinated. There is a $5 late fee for late class registration. No make-ups, refunds, or substitutions for missed swim classes. Space is limited. Photo Credit: Bryan Mitchell

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ANN ARBOR MI PERMIT 111

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PRE-SORT STANDARD

Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation P.O. Box 8645 Ann Arbor, MI 48107-8645

CONTACT INFORMATION Independence Lake Park (734) 449-4437 Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center (734) 971-6355 Pierce Lake Golf Course and Park (734) 475-5858 Rolling Hills Park and Water Park (734) 484-9676

Administrative Offices 2230 Platt Road (at County Farm Park) Ann Arbor, MI 48104 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 8645 Ann Arbor, MI 48107 tel (734) 971-6337 fax (734) 971-6386

Visit us online for photos, maps, info, and detailed directions at washtenaw.org/parks Photo Credit: Bryan Mitchell

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