Parks Planning & Development
2022-2027 PARKS AND RECREATION MASTER PLAN
The 2022-2027 Ferndale Parks and Recreation Plan is an update of the City of Ferndale’s previous Parks and Recreation Plan and an extension of the City of Ferndale Master Plan. This Parks and Recreation Plan carries the overarching open space strategy forward to guide the specifics of planning, developing, programming, and sustaining the City’s recreation, land, and facilities. This plan update to the 2017-2021 plan is expected to be amended in 2022 to fully capture the alignment with the Plan Ferndale Master Plan and Climate Action Plan. View the full plan here.
Current Park Improvements
MARTIN ROAD SPLASH PAD
Construction will begin in Spring 2022 on the City’s first splash pad at Martin Road Park. We anticipate opening the pad and welcoming visitors in July of 2022. Portions of the southeast side of the park may be inaccessible during construction. The Splash Pad was made possible by funding from the Park Bond that was passed by our residents in 2015.
GEARY PARK IMPROVEMENTS
Construction on the current phase of Geary Park improvements is now complete. Improvements and amenities installed as part of this phase include a new walking path, outdoor fitness equipment, drinking fountains, benches, and bike racks. The project was made possible by a Michigan Department of Natural Resources Trust Fund Grant, America In Bloom Beautification Grant, and from the City's general fund and Park Bond.
WANDA PARK IMPROVEMENTS
Construction work at Wanda Park has been largely completed. Improvements and amenities installed in this construction phase include walking paths, a new play structure, drinking fountains, benches, and bike racks. There will also be a new pavilion installed this Spring that will be available for use. The project was made possible by a Michigan Department of Natural Resources Trust Fund Grant, America In Bloom Beautification Grant, America Academy of Dermatology Shade Structure Grant, and from the City's general fund and Park Bond.
GRANT AWARDS FOR PARK IMPROVEMENTS
The City of Ferndale was recently awarded three grants for park improvements via funding made available by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and America in Bloom. These grants will be used to fund improvements at Martin Road and Wilson parks. Improvements at Martin Road Park include the installation of a new pavilion, basketball court, accessible path, drinking fountain, landscaping improvements, and general amenities, and improvements at Wilson Park include a new play structure, shade structure, ADA walking paths, a drinking fountain, landscaping improvements, and other general amenities. Construction on these projects will take place in the spring of 2023. For more information on current park grants and updates, check out our quarterly newsletter.