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A special thank you to all our volunteers that have helped keep our parks beautiful! Come hike the trails and see how much beauty is right in your neighborhood!

YTPR Family Day at Sandra Richardson Park, September 17, 2016

The rain falling Saturday could not stop residents of York Township from heading to Sandra Richardson Park for Family Fun Day. Below is a photo of the bouncy houses ready for the event to start. Under the pavilion there were free hots dogs to everyone that attended. The main events included a Magic show, a demonstration from Michigan Search and Rescue, two fire engines and an ambulance to look over as well as a hay ride through the park for the young and young at heart. The event was the brain child of Dave Wizgird, a committee member on the YTPR committee and supported by all the York Township board members and committee members. Lucas, (age 7 and 3/4ths) said it best when he announced “Wow, This place is really fun!!”

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Little Free Library comes to Sandra Richardson Park!

little-lib1York Township’s Sandra Richardson Park was the lucky recipient of a Little Free Library from the Village Painters, Livonia, on August 16, 2016. They donated the Library box, which was built by Rich Handley and painted by Sherri Redd. The artist beautifully incorporated paintings from the story “The Rainbow Fish” by Marcus Pfister as inspiration for the exterior of the little free library.  Pat Butler, the community project coordinator for Village Painters worked with YTPR committee member Kathy Fischer to find a good spot for the box. It was installed between the parking lot and pavilion off the Platt Road entrance in Sandra Richardson Park. There are many great books in the box, come and take or trade one to keep this great benefit available for all.

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Dedication ceremony for SRP Little Free Library

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Sunflowers in Mary McCann Park

This year, 2017, the park committee tried something new in Mary McCann Park.  A small plot of sunflowers was planted by committee member, Fred Schetttenhelm, using some of his farming equipment.  Unfortunately, the planter equipment he has was too large for the entry path leading to the sunflower area. So, with some good old fashion […]

OAK OPENINGS SAVANNA

A project has begun in York Township’s Sandra Richardson Park to create a facsimile of an Oak Openings, savanna as it may have existed several hundred years ago. Oak openings were and are a unique ecosystem of primarily oak trees and assorted flora, shrubs and grasses that existed only in topography and soils [till] deposited […]

Sandra J. Richardson - Entrance (Platt Rd.)

Sandra Richardson Park History

In 1985, York Township acquired from the State of Michigan, 118 acres of land that was part of the old State Hospital grounds with the idea of development into park land.  Today, Sandra Richardson is a park with lots to offer from over 3 miles of trails through woods and meadow to playing fields for […]