City of Troy

500 West Big Beaver
Troy, MI 48084
Ph: 248.524.3300

Green Space in Troy

 Importance of Green Space

On Tuesday December 5, 2017 the Troy City Council directed City Administration to host a study session. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss the process, to determine if Civic Center proposals for redevelopment will be considered, opportunities and strategies for public engagement, and opportunities and strategies for green space preservation. Links below include:
  • maps to demonstrate the different open& green spaces in the City of Troy
  • timeline documenting the civic center project.

The Parks and Recreation Board conducted a special meeting on January 11, 2018 at 6 pm in the Council Boardroom to discuss the green space initiative. A subcommittee was initiated and the Parks and Recreation Board nominated and appointed Tim McGee to be the Chairperson of the Green Space Sub-Committee. 

Interested in joining the Green Space Subcommittee?
Purpose of the Committee
The Troy City Council has asked this committee to define “Open Space” and “Green
Space” as it relates to the city; to analyze the current city inventory of both
developed and undeveloped parks; to identify open land parcels not owned by the
city (i.e. Troy School District, State or county ownership and individual or
corporate ownership); to research surrounding communities as to what their
ordinances outline; and to make appropriate recommendations to enable the Troy
City Council to adopt an appropriate ordinance.

Timeline of Events:

January 11, 2018 | Special Meeting Parks and Recreation Advisory Board
In attendance | 14 residents


February 1, 2018 | Green Space Sub Committee
In attendance | 20 residents


February 15, 2018 | Green Space Sub Committee
In attendance | 7 residents


March 8, 2018 | Green Space Sub Committee
In attendance | 7 residents


Defined terms:
Open Space: Any parcel of land that is undeveloped and has no structures including parking lots, veteran's plaza. Open space does include green spaces

Green Space: Public and privately available land with vegetation or areas allowing recreation or aesthetic purpose

Interested in getting involved? | Contact Kelly Molinar at K.Molinar@troymi.gov

Next meeting: Wednesday, April 11th at 6PM in the Council Boardrooms at Troy City Hall- all invited


We Have Maps
The following maps show green space in Troy.

City Owned Green Space

Tree Canopy Survey
Tree Canopy