Off-road vehicle park to open in southeast Michigan in 2020

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HOLLY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) (04/14/19) - Off-roading enthusiasts will have a new vehicle park in southeastern Michigan to take dirt bikes, all-terrain vehicles and SUVs beginning next summer.

The Oakland County Board of Commissioners recently approved a 20-year agreement to jointly manage a 235 acre off-road vehicle park with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The agreement says the state will own the land while the county will maintain and operate the park in Groveland and Holly townships.

The park hasn't yet been formally named but planning for its design is underway. It'll consist of former sand and gravel mines for drivers and riders to test their vehicles' hill-climbing and gulley-jumping abilities.

County officials say 113 acres will open to the public by July 2020. The full park is expected to be operational by 2023.

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