Say hello to Lake St. Clair Metropark, because Metro Beach just got a new name.
The Board of Commissioners for the Huron-Clinton Metroparks last week unanimously approved changing the name of Metro Beach Metropark to Lake St. Clair Metropark at its monthly board meeting.
“It is a regional park with so much more than just 1,000 feet of beach along Lake St. Clair,” said Anthony V. Marrocco, chairman of the board of commissioners in a release. “We want the name to better reflect the variety of activities and facilities offered at the park.”
The park was named St. Clair Metropolitan Beach when it opened in 1950. According to a 1953 report, it was renamed Metropolitan Beach Metropark to reflect its impact on the Metropolitan Detroit area. Over the years, ‘Metropolitan’ was shortened to ‘Metro,’ according to the release.
More information about the park can be found on the park website or by calling 1-800-47-PARKS.
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