Park Announcements and Alerts

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.


Dedication ceremony for SRP Little Free Library

New Trail Marker System for Sandra Richardson Park

New Trail Marker System for Sandra Richardson Park

Check out the new trail marker system in SRP.  The design of the system broke the current pathways into four lengths or “loops”.  The yellow loop is the shortest, followed by green, then red, which goes through the woods and finally blue which is the longest and also goes through the woods.   Park maps at Platt Rd and Willis Rd parking lots are new and reflect the colored trail loops.  Please note that the current pathway layout at SRP combines, at different points, multiple colored loops along the same pathway.

When you enter from the parking lot, please take a look at the park map.  Notice how the loops overlap in spots.  For instance, starting at the Platt Road park map, please notice the marker post with four solid line colors on it.


This marker indicates the starting point of all four loops and therefore show four solid color bars.

Along the way you’ll see different markers showing loop directions if a colored loop is splitting off.


Here you’re standing on the yellow and green loop.  Red & blue loop will go into the woods or you can continue on the yellow/green loop.

Other signs you’ll see along the way are below.  Again follow colored arrow on the colored loop of your choice.


Some other signs we have added to the park are:


Shown below are Pete and Norm installing a trail loop marker and a Maintenance Area sign.


For those of you who are new to our parks, we hope the new trail marker system is simple for you to use and helpful.  To all, we hope you continue to enjoy our parks and use them to take a walk, run or just get out and enjoy the beauty.

Paul Fairchild

Chair – York Township Parks and Recreation Committee

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