ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) – Ann Arbor is scaling back plans to close parks as officials try to reduce the number of deer roaming around city green spaces.
Our media partners at MLive say the city now will keep open Argo and Bandemer parks, along with the Border-to-Border Trail that runs through them, and Olson Park, which is home to one of the city’s two dog parks.
City Council approved the changes to the deer cull plan Monday.
Nearly two dozen other parks and nature areas still will close from 4 p.m. to 7 a.m. daily on weekdays starting Jan. 1. Sharpshooters are to kill up to 100 deer through March 31.
Opponents have argued that the cull is dangerous to the public and unnecessary. Others say the deer population is getting out of control.