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Hazel Park Background:
Hazel Park is a city in Oakland County in Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 16,422. Hazel Park was incorporated in 1941 and bills itself as “The Friendly City”.
Hazel Park History:
In October 1882, a group of farmers gathered in a home located at the present-day city hall and had a meeting, requesting for a school to be built. A one-room school was eventually built in 1883 and later expanded to two rooms. In 1884, John W. Benjamine petitioned the state of Michigan to form a school district out of Royal Oak Township. Benjamine, who was Royal Oak Township’s School Inspector, decided to name it Hazel Park School District 8, after the surplus amount of Hazelnut bushes in the area.
Hazel Park Geography:
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.82 square miles. It is all land. The city is bound by 10 Mile Road to the north, Dequindre Road to the east, 8 Mile Road to the south, and West End Street, Pilgrim Avenue, and Lenox Street to the west.
Hazel Park Trivia:
- Scenes in the movie Youth in Revolt were filmed in and around Hazel Park.
- An episode of DEA, a television series airing on Spike, was filmed in Hazel Park, arousing controversy when the city was branded falsely as a “dangerous, drug-infested section of Detroit”.
- Two novels, Band Fags! (2008) and Drama Queers! (2009), written by Hazel Park native Frank Anthony Polito, take place in Hazel Park during the 1980s. Both books feature key scenes set at Hazel Park High School. Polito released his latest novel also set in Hazel Park during 2012 and 1994 called Lost in the ’90s. The book was released in April 2012 from Polito’s own imprint, Woodward Avenue Books.