Monday, February 11, 2013
Did you know you can register and pay for several Trenton Parks and Recreation Department activities online?
Finding time to head down to city hall to register for activities can be difficult. Now you don't have to. Registration for several Trenton Parks and Recreation activities including youth and adult sports, fitness classes and many others is available online. Residents of Trenton can register and pay for nearly all city-run activities. Here's a list of spring and summer activities with open registration: Go to www.activityreg.com/clientpage.wcs and click "Register Now." Then, search for and select an activity from the list at the top of the page. Click the category of interest and select a specific activity. Scroll down, selected the appropriate event time and date and click "Register." Easy peasy. Visa, Mastercard and Discover are …
Friday, November 23, 2012
Offer feedback on local parks, programs and facilities by taking a short survey.
Have an idea or concept for a local park? Trenton officials are working on the master plan for the parks and recreation department and want to hear suggestions and reviews from residents. The 5-year plan will serve as the road map for the department over the next few years, according to the city website. Click the link provided below and take a short survey to offer feedback on city parks, programs and facilities: http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07e6dy3va1h73m81og/a016hh9vfka7g/greeting Residents need only take the survey once and must do so by Dec. 15.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
New park amenities would replace the Haas Park Building, which was scheduled for demolition earlier this year.
Trenton council members approved a grant application to upgrade Haas Park with new playground equipment and picnic shelter at Monday night's city council meeting. City officials have applied for $50,000 through the Wayne County Park Millage Grant for improvements to the park. The new amenities would replace the community building that is no longer in use. The Haas Park Building was slated for demolition earlier this year, but the city engineer and building department have not had time to follow through with the demolition, according to City Administrator Jim Wagner. Trenton Patch erroneously reported the grant was to be used to refurbish the Haas Park Building. The building will be demolished, but an exact date has not been set. Joann …
Friday, June 8, 2012
The Trenton Fireworks are scheduled to begin at sundown on Wednesday, July 4.
Budget woes have hit nearly every aspect of the City of Trenton -- except for the fireworks display scheduled to begin at dusk Wednesday, July 4. Thanks to Fritz Enterprises, the Trenton 4th of July Fireworks will go off as per usual, but with a potentially bigger bang than ever before. Trenton's "Buzz Magazine" promises a fireworks display "like no other." Trenton Mayor Kyle Stack preferred to keep the actual amount of the generous donation private. The night is set to explode at Rotary Park above the glimmering reflection of the Detroit River. City officials have also scheduled a patriotic concert to precede the fireworks beginning at 8 p.m. Contact the Trenton Parks and Recreation Department for information on a VIP fireworks event …
Friday, March 23, 2012
Trenton Patch caught up with the Wayne County Sheriff's Department for a few important, life saving tips on boater safety.
Trenton Patch hit the water with the Wayne County Sheriff's Marine Unit Thursday for a first hand look at the importance of boater safety. With the weather heating up, unseasonably, there are a number of local boaters launching vessels out of the Elizabeth Park Marina. Over 100 boaters could be spotted less than a mile from the marina. Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon was on hand to offer tips and information to help keep boaters safe on the Detroit River. Napoleon stressed the importance of having life jackets readily accessible when out on the water and explained the dangers of mixing boating with alcohol. For information on getting a boater's license go to the Wayne County Sheriff's website. For a full list of Michigan boating laws …
Monday, March 12, 2012
A new restaurant at the Kennedy Recreation Center did not open Friday as planned.
Those wishing to try out the new restaurant at Kennedy Recreation Center will have to wait. Legends 1926 Bar & Grill did not open Friday as planned according to Joann Perna, director of parks and recreation for the City of Trenton. Perna said the restaurant did not receive a health inspection expected to be completed last week. She added the inspection might have been rescheduled for early this week. "We're eager for them to open, as I'm sure they are...hopefully there won't be any major issues," Perna said. Perna said the city must make a final inspection that is contingent upon the upcoming health inspection before the restaurant is clear to open. Ron Marcissuk, managing member of the restaurant group and acting general manager, could …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
The Trenton Public Schools Golden Apple Award went to former Director of Parks and Recreation Patrick Hawkins.
Former Director of Trenton Parks and Recreation Patrick Hawkins received the Golden Apple Award Monday at the regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting. Trenton Public Schools presented the award to Hawkins for his service as a previous member of the Board of Education and for volunteering over 21 years of his life to the Trenton football team. Hawkins was the voice of the Trenton varsity and junior varsity football games. He announced each home game. Presenting the award was Hawkin's son new Board President Mike Hawkins. "Pat Hawkins has been a valuable person to the Trenton Public Schools," interim Superintendent Larry Leapley said. "His service on the School Board was outstanding and he was always willing to help the school …
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Father and son Patrick and Mike Hawkins acknowledged at City Hall.
Former Trenton Parks and Recreation Director Patrick Hawkins and current Trenton Police officer Mike Hawkins with police dog Truax were acknowledged Monday night at Trenton City Hall. Truax was officially sworn into the Trenton Police Department. He has been on the job since June. Click here to see Truax in action.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
The Trenton Parks and Recreation Department is set to run Elizabeth Park Marina next season.
The Trenton Parks and Recreation Deparment will be taking over operations for the Elizabeth Park Marina when the marina reopens next season. Wayne County Parks Director Beverly Watts approached Trenton administration in March because the county was losing money on the marina. Watts and Trenton Parks and Recreation Director Pat Hawkins created an agreement for Trenton to take over operations for the marina for one year, which allows the city to keep any revenue made by the marina. Hawkins said the marina would more than pay for itself and anticipates the marina to be a profit making venture for the city. Wayne County administrators anticipate the marina will bring in about $125,000 in total annual revenue next season according to City …
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Join the autumn perennial exchange at the Trenton Cultural Center this Saturday.
If you are looking to get a new plant but are not keen on spending money, then the autumn perennial exchange is for you! The Trenton Parks and Recreation Department is holding its autumn perennial exchange Saturday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Trenton Cultural Center. Guests are encouraged to bring any plants that they would like to trade. Plants must be clearly marked in plastic bags or pots. Master gardeners will be on site to answer any questions and to share plant information. Garden give-aways and prizes will also ensue. The cultural center is located at 2427 West Road. For more information, call the Parks and Recreation Department at 734-675-7300.