Patton Park Project

The Macomb Park District is excited to announce the new development of the Patton Park Project. The proposed development includes multiple new recreational and play features, beautification efforts, natural restoration initiatives and several opportunities for individuals and families to get involved.
Donations are tax deductible thanks to the Macomb Area Recreation and Leisure Foundation.
If donating with check, please make out to “Macomb Area Recreation and Leisure Foundation”.

Pathways for Play®

PlayCore has partnered with the Natural Learning Initiative, College of Design, NC State University to offer an educational resource designed to help professional and community activists promote playful trails and greenways across our nation. The partnership also included collaborations with Advisory Committee of experts from American Trails. Pathways for Play intentionally integrates play into community pathway networks to provide opportunities for playing along the way and encourage use by children and families. The purpose of Pathways for Play is to integrate play – critical for children’s health – into walkable, bikeable, shared use community pathway networks infused with “play pockets” providing opportunities for playing along the way. In the last 40 years, the number of children and adolescents in the United States walking or bicycling to or from school has dropped from approximately half to fewer than 15%. Innovative pathway designs infused with play is a paradigm change that could increase children’s walking and biking habits by offering a network of intriguing linear play environments connecting children’s homes to playgrounds and other meaningful, daily life destinations.

Dog Park Expansion and Relocation

Dog parks are not only places where our dogs can enjoy each other but where owners and pet lovers can find kindred spirits. For dogs, especially ones whose owners work long hours, regular dog park visits can provide an outlet for the day’s pent-up vitality and energy and most owners will see a reduction in frustration behaviors at home. Dog parks provide socialization – a key component in most dogs’ psyche. Dog parks bring people of all walks of life together, and age, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, etc., all seem to melt away when we talk about our dogs. The current dog park will be relocated to the southeast section of Patton Park where the current pee-wee/practice football field sits and will be expanded to over double the current size. Featured inside the new off leash area will a combination course with 6 pieces of agility equipment specific for small dogs and six pieces of agility equipment specific for larger breeds. In addition to the combination course, the new off-leash area will host a fido and me fountain, a dog wash station, photo booth panels, and more!

Basketball
Courts

North of the existing softball diamonds, across Chase Street, two VersaCourt outdoor basketball courts will be installed. Providing the perfect balance of performance and durability, every VersaCourt system is engineered to stand up to commercial traffic and last for decades to come.

Wetland
Restoration

Wetlands provide critical habitat, breeding grounds and sources of food for local wildlife. They help control erosion, limit flooding, moderate groundwater levels and base flow, assimilate nutrients, protect drinking water sources, and buffer coastal areas from storm surges.

Contemplative
Garden

Spending time in a contemplative garden can assist in disconnecting and unplugging from the busyness of modern life; it can help one slow down and just be. Enjoying the sights, sounds and fragrances of nature. This relaxation spot will provide an ambiance unlike any of our other parks.

Multi-User
Trails

The proposed development includes just under two miles of multi-use trails. A multi-use trail design provides a free means of healthy exercise. A safe space is given to children, cyclists, and other pedestrians to travel without fear of traffic dangers or the growing cost of vehicular transportation.

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