Parks and Recreation

Washtenaw County Parks & Rec
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The Eastside Recreation Center was the topic of a community meeting last night in Ypsilanti.


Pittsfield Township
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In addition to picking a presidential candidate, voters in Pittsfield Township are being asked to renew a millage increase to help pay for parks and other recreation areas.  

Bob Eccles

Ypsilanti City Council Tuesday night adopted a resolution asking the state to withdraw its appeal of the federal court ruling that says Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

The vote was six to one, with  Mayor Pro Tem Lois Richardson voting "no", arguing that the issue should be allowed to finish its journey through the court system.

The resolution will be forwarded to Governor Rick Snyder and Attorney General Bill Schuette.

City Council also approved improvements at two city parks requested by council members Brian Robb and Pete Murdock.

The city of Ypsilanti is seeking public comment on its draft 2013-2018 Parks and Recreation Plan.  WEMU's Bob Eccles spoke with City Planner Bonnie Wessler about it.

View the plan here