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Detroit Alumni Picnic at Island Lake

Join us to meet local CMU alumni, welcome members of the Class of 2018 and have some outdoor fun and re-affirm that "CMU" refers to our own Carnegie Mellon University, not Central Michigan University!

We will have activities and games, but the park offers attractions as well, including a beach, kayak rentals and several bike paths. For mountain bikers, there are two trails (Yellow and Blue) that are among the better trails in SE Michigan. For road bikers or families, there is a trail at Island Lake and a connector to the much longer trail at Kensington MetroPark.

Hamburgers and hot dogs with the usual fixings will be provided, so bring your favorite side dish to share!

A few other notes:
  • Bring your own beverages (soda/pop and water will be provided) 
  • Feel free to bring outdoor games (bocce, Trac Ball, beanbag toss)
  • Helmets for cycling

The picnic is near the eastern end of Island Lake, less than 1 mile from Kensington. The beach is similarly close and it is possible to walk, bike or drive to it.

$5 per adult.
Free for children 17 & under.
Free for Class of 2018 students.

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