Boardwalks at Innovation Hills Receive a New Sponsored Name

Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital (Crittenton Hospital) and the Ascension Providence Rochester Foundation have announced a major partnership with Innovation Hills Park in Rochester Hills. The boardwalks and selected trails in the park will become the “Ascension Providence Rochester Boardwalks at Innovation Hills.” Ascension Providence Rochester Announces Major Collaboration with the City of Rochester Hills for Innovation Hills Park Purchased by the city in 1991 using recreational … [Read more...]

New Camera Technology Sees through Smoke and Darkness

Fifty Thermal Imaging Cameras added to Rochester Hills Fire Department Fleet Captain Larry Gambatto, Fire Chief Sean Canto, Battalion Chief Rogers Claussen, and Assistant Chief and Fire Marshal Bill Cooke each hold the new TIC device. The Rochester Hills Fire Department purchased and received 50 new Thermal Imaging Cameras (TIC). Their team will be the first fire department in the world to receive this particular model.   These cameras allow firefighters to see through smoke or darkness … [Read more...]

Fun and Flexible Summer Jobs in Rochester Hills

The City of Rochester Hills is actively recruiting seasonal laborers, lifeguards, and park attendants for summer 2021.  For high school students looking to get their first job, working with the city allows individuals to be outdoors, gain valuable work experience, and make new friends.  “Whether you are keeping swimmers safe on Spencer Beach or helping to create a safe and enjoyable park-going experience at Borden, our seasonal team members are a key part of what makes … [Read more...]

Outdoor Engagement Events Kick off in Rochester Hills

The Rochester Hills Outdoor engagement team is gearing up for a full summer of scavenger hunts, survival skills, and s'mores. As the weather heats up, so does outdoor programming.  Kayaking in Rochester Hills “Kids, teens, and parents alike are looking for ways to create fun, summer memories,” said Mayor Bryan K. Barnett. “There’s no better way to do this than at one of our amazing parks and green spaces.” The 2021 summer schedule includes outdoor classics like kayaking 101, … [Read more...]

Tips for a Deer Free Garden

With spring in the air, homeowners are getting their gardens and landscapes ready for a beautiful summer. Rochester Hills is home to a variety of wildlife including white tailed deer. As neighbors look to design their ideal yard, there are different actions residents can take to garden smart and deter deer. Deer Love the Backyard Buffet - Photo by Michael Dwyer Keeping your plants from becoming an appealing snack for animals takes a multi-faceted approach. This starts with planting species … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Youth Council Accepting New Applications

The City Of Rochester Hills recently announced that applications for the 2021-2022 Government Youth Council are now being accepted.  Rochester Hills Youth Council For over 17 years, young people in Rochester Hills have been sitting on the Council dais sharing their experiences and getting an up close look at local government. The 15 students on the youth council represent each City Council district and are currently in grades 9th - 12th.  “Youth Council has helped me better … [Read more...]

VIDEO: Rochester Hills to Build Inclusive Playground with Crowdfunding Campaign

For the first time, Rochester Hills has partnered with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to launch a $50,000 crowdfunding campaign. The money will be used to complete the city’s newest playground at Innovation Hills Park. If the campaign reaches its crowdfunding goal of $50,000 by May 31, the project will win a matching grant, making the grand total raised $100,000.  Innovation Hills Park, Rochester Hills, MI The new three acre playground is intentionally designed to … [Read more...]

Art on Auburn Finalists Selected, Art Contest Voting Now Open

Paint Creek Center for the Arts (PCCA) recently unveiled the top 50 art submissions for the Art on Auburn Art Contest. These works of art were selected out of over 460 student entries by a jury of artists and art advocates. The community will now be able to vote to help choose the 25 new pieces that will be applied directly to the surface of Auburn Road. The 50 finalists, representing every corner of the community and age range, created pieces inspired by the idea of what community means … [Read more...]

Making History More Accessible at the Rochester Hills Museum

Rochester Hills and Rochester Partner to Expand Historic Preservation. Museum on Van Hoosen Farm to make local history more accessible for generations to come. The City of Rochester Hills and the City of Rochester recently announced a multi-year renewable partnership to digitally transform Rochester’s archival documents and historical item collection through the Rochester Hills Museum on Van Hoosen Farm.  “This arrangement makes a lot of sense,” states Blaine Wing, City Manager … [Read more...]

Snow Emergency issued by Cities of Rochester and Rochester Hills

Snow Emergency for City of Rochester The City of Rochester has declared a snow emergency effective at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, February 15. All vehicles on residential streets are to be moved to driveways. If you do not have a driveway, you may park your vehicle in the City's Parking Decks free of charge. Vehicles that remain on the street are subject to being ticketed and/or towed. The snow emergency will be in effect until 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 16. Having vehicles off the street makes … [Read more...]