Storm causes partial power outage at Kensington Metropark, Splash ‘n’ Blast temporarily closed
Morning storms knocked down power lines on Thursday, July 5 at Kensington Metropark, near Milford/Brighton, causing a loss of power at Martindale Beach facilities, including the park’s popular Splash ‘n’ Blast waterslides and sprayground. The rest of the park has power and all other facilities are open, with the golf course opening at 10:30 am while maintenance crews clean up downed tree limbs and debris.
Generators are being brought in to power Martindale Beach’s bathrooms and grille, which are expected to open later today. The Splash ‘n’ Blast will open once the power lines are repaired and full power is restored to the park. Call Kensington Metropark at 810-227-8910 or go to www.metroparks.com for updates.
The power outage comes after a storm downed power lines at Lake St. Clair Metropark for the July 4 holiday. Lake St. Clair Metropark had limited access, for foot traffic and reserved shelters only, until power was restored around 3:30 pm Wednesday, July 4.
Located along the Huron and Clinton rivers, the Metroparks provide a natural oasis from urban and suburban life as well as year-round recreational activities and events. The Metroparks consist of 13 beautiful parks covering nearly 25,000 acres, ten spectacular public golf courses and two marinas on Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair, respectively. The parks also offer scenic nature trails, breathtaking beaches, educational activities and exciting winter sports. A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $25 annually for regular admission, $15 annually for seniors or $5 daily. General information can be found at www.metroparks.com or by calling 1-800-47-PARKS.