Resource

Parks Planning & Development

Wanda Park

Current Phase

The final design for Wanda is in process, including feedback received from the community following the community survey, meeting, and open house. The final concept design was presented to Council and approved on October 22, 2018.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How are the park improvements being funded? The Parks & Recreation Department has received a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to renovate the baseball diamond at Wanda Park, as well as a Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) Trust Fund grant in the amount of $82,000 (including the City’s 50% grant match). Improvements under the MDNR grant include access pathway, park bench, bike rack, recycle bin(s), landscaping, drinking fountain, and pavilion. Additional park improvements will be funded from the parks bond, General Fund, and/or future grant funding.
  • When will park improvements begin? Renovation of the baseball diamond is complete. Other park improvements will begin Spring/Summer of 2019. The planned improvements will be completed in phases as funding becomes available. The Wanda Park Master Plan will help the City be purposeful in the design, utilize park space efficiently, and connect all the planned amenities through an ADA-compliant walking path.
  • Which phase of the project will be completed first? Phase I was renovating the baseball diamond, which is complete. Phase II will include improvements covered under our MDNR Trust Fund grant.
  • Was the community involved in the design process? Yes, the Parks & Recreation Department held a community meeting on July 17, 2017, at Wanda Park to present the proposed Park Improvement Plan, gain community input, and answer questions. We also worked with architecture firm Hamilton Anderson Associates to create and share a community survey in June 2018, and held a community open house on October 1, 2018, to present the concept design.
  • Are there any other parks being improved? Martin Road Park, Geary Park, Schiffer Park, and a skate park are in the planning and design phase. Park improvements are planned to start as early as Spring/Summer of 2019 for majority of these parks.
  • What is the best way for me to stay informed on project? There are several ways to stay informed on the park improvements at Wanda Park: check the Ferndale Parks & Recreation Facebook page regularly, check the City’s website regularly, and provide your email to our office to be included on update emailings.

Key Documents

Wanda Park Master Plan

Wanda Park Survey Results

Geary Park

Current Phase

The final design for Geary Park is in process, including feedback received from the community following the Community Design Meeting and Open House. We plan to present the final design to City Council for approval on November 13, 2018.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How are the park improvements being funded? The Parks & Recreation Department has received a Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) Trust Fund grant in the amount of $165,700, including the City’s 50% grant match. Improvements under the grant include access pathway, park bench, recycle bin(s), landscaping, drinking fountain, exercise station(s), and waterless urinals. Additional park improvements will be funded from the park bond, General Fund, and/or future grant funding.
  • When will park improvements begin? Park improvements will begin Spring/Summer of 2019. The planned improvements will be completed in phases as funding becomes available. The Master Plan for Geary park will provide a complete plan that allows the City to be purposeful in the design, utilize the park space efficiently, and connect all the planned amenities through an ADA-compliant walking path.
  • Which phase of the project will be completed first? Phase I will include improvements covered under our MDNR Trust Fund grant.
  • Was the community involved in the design process? Yes, we worked with the City’s architect, Hamilton Anderson Associates, to hold a Community Design Meeting on September 20, 2018, and Community Open House on October 10, 2018.
  • Are there any other parks being improved? Martin Road Park, Wanda Park, Schiffer Park, and a skate park are in the planning and design phase. Park improvements are planned to start as early as Spring/Summer of 2019 for majority of these parks.
  • Where will the skate park be located? Currently, the three parks that are being considered are Wilson, Geary and Martin Road.
  • What is the best way for me to stay informed on project? There are several ways to stay informed on the park improvements at Geary Park: check the Ferndale Parks & Recreation Facebook page regularly, check the City’s website regularly, and provide your email to our office to be included on update emailings.

Key Documents

Geary Park Master Plan

Geary Park Community Workshop Notes

x

FAQs

No items found.

No items found.

Stay Connected

SEND US A MESSAGE

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form