Prepare for Adventure at Bloomer Park

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be presenting Adventure Camp at Bloomer Park on Monday, August 12 through Thursday, August 15. The cost of the camp is $120 for Members of the Rochester Hills Museum and $135 for non-members. This camp is for children ages 11-15 and includes an overnight camp-out at Bloomer Park on Wednesday, August 14. Some of the activities and skills campers will enjoy are wilderness survival, a scavenger hunt, plaster-of-Paris animal tracks, nature … [Read more...]

Hills awarded grant to rehab velodrome

The International Velodrome at Bloomer Park  in Rochester Hills is about to get a much-needed facelift, thanks to a $45,000 grant from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to resurface the aging track surface. The velodrome was funded entirely by donations and built by volunteers in 2001. It was designed by Olympic track designer Dale Hughes, a lifelong Rochester Hills resident. “After 13  years the wood panels began to decompose, causing a rough ride for cyclists,”  Hughes … [Read more...]