WILDER SIDE OF OAKLAND COUNTY
Oakland County communities, park agencies, and nature conservancies have a strong history of creating and protecting parks and trails that offer increased opportunities for healthy and sustainable livelihoods. That’s an excellent benefit of life in Oakland County, since it is well known that natural areas refresh us and breathe life into our cities. Even marginal spaces that are not connected to more expansive wildlands tend to make people happy, and happy people experience significantly higher well-being.
Today, we’re exploring a beautiful, urban natural space in Southfield with enticing trails.
Residents from throughout Southeast Michigan flocked to Catalpa Oaks in Southfield, to take part in this year’s Great Marshmallow Drop. The free family-focused event puts a special twist on the traditional Easter Egg hunt by raining 15,000 marshmallows from the sky. Hosted annually by Oakland County Parks and Recreation, the Marshmallow Drop is known for its festive cheer, fantastic prizes, and up-close views of the marshmallow-coptor.
The Great Marshmallow Drop will be here soon! Mark your calendars for Friday, March 30th and head to Catalpa Oaks County Park in Southfield for this FREE family fun event with Oakland County Parks and Recreation. The fun begins at 10 a.m. and goes until noon.
Little kids and big kids will be delighted and amazed as a helicopter drops 15,000 marshmallows down from the sky. Children can collect a marshmallow and turn it in for a cool prize. If you haven’t experienced this event yet, add it to your bucket list and enjoy a creative twist on the typical Easter Egg hunt.
See our video for a glimpse of all the fun!
Marshmallows will be dropped three times to accommodate multiple age groups:
- Ages 4 and younger, along with individuals with disabilities
- Ages 5 – 7
- Ages 8 – 12
This FREE event is presented by Oakland County Credit Union. Volunteers from Oakland County Parks and Recreation, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, and other community members will be on hand to help out with the festivities.
Visit Oakland County Parks and Recreation online for details on all 13 Oakland County Parks and follow along with them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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Lawrence Technological University (LTU) prides itself on “Theory and Practice” – taking abstract ideas into the real world to solve tomorrow’s problems. Located in Southfield, LTU is recognized as one of the nation’s best schools for engineering, architecture, science, and applied technology. With a known reputation for changing the world, Lawrence Tech students and alumni have gone on to design and engineer the tools, buildings, and products that helped define their generations. Smaller class sizes, hands-on education, an energetic and lively campus, and countless opportunities help LTU students feel right at home.
Support local artists, and cast your vote for the next MI Great Artist! With over 230 entries from across southeast Michigan, we need your help! Visit http://www.MIGreatArtist.com to peruse the hundreds of artworks and vote for your favorites. With art ranging from surrealist paintings, life-like graphite drawings, intricate sculptures, jewelry, photography, and more, you are sure to find a few pieces that speak to you!
Vote for your favorite artists every 24-hours from now until noon on August 28th. The 20 entries receiving the most votes will move on to become semi-finalists. A select panel of five jurors will then determine the five finalists, including the overall winner, who will share in a prize package worth more than $16,000. Continue reading