Oakland County Parks Events Calendar 2020

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Oakland County Parks Events Calendar 2020. Oakland County Parks events, campground and camping events, waterparks info, nature programs, free events, family events, and more! For more info on these events, call our friends at Oakland County Parks at 1-888-OCParks.

Oakland County Moms highlights special events from the Oakland County Parks and Recreation calendar to bring you the latest news and info on special events at Oakland County Parks!

UPDATE 3/16 – Due to concerns about the Coronavirus / Covid-19, ALL Oakland County Parks and Recreation events have been canceled through April 30

Oakland County Parks Events – March

Sunday, March 1, 2020 from 1p-3p
Oakland County Parks Events – Bluebird Nest Box Season Kick-Off
Wint Nature Center (9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, MI, 248-625-6473)
Be a Citizen Scientist. Oakland County Parks and Recreation manages nest boxes at seven parks for the Eastern Bluebird and other cavity-nesting native birds. Nest boxes are monitored by trained volunteers. Information about the birds, monitoring techniques and other volunteer requirements will be presented. Volunteers are asked to check nest boxes routinely from March-August. Nests are tracked in NestWatch through Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Training is free and open to the public. Call 248-858-0916 weekdays or Wint Nature Center (248-625-6473) on Saturdays with questions. For more info, call 1-888-OCParks.

Friday, March 6, 2020 from 10:30a-11:15a
Oakland County Parks Events – Morning Munchkins
Red Oaks Nature Center  (30300 Hales Street, Madison Hts, MI 48071, 248-585-0100)
Bring your preschooler to the nature center for a favorite story and a related hands-on, nature-based discovery activity. This series will be offered the first Friday of each month. $4/child. Preregistration with payment required. Call 248-858-0916 weekdays or Red Oaks Nature Center on Saturdays. For more info, call 1-888-OCParks.

Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 10:30a-noon
Oakland County Parks Events – X Marks The Spot
Red Oaks Nature Center  (30300 Hales Street, Madison Hts, MI 48071, 248-585-0100)
Where have those sneaky leprechauns gone to? Find them at the nature center. Join in an afternoon of trickery and treasure hunting and explore the activity of letterboxing to find hidden treasure. Plan for a craft, snack and outdoor excursion. Feel free to sport your St. Patty’s Day green. Irish or not, luck is on your side today. $7/person. Preregistration with payment required. Call 248-858-0916 weekdays or Red Oaks Nature Center on Saturdays. For more info, call 1-888-OCParks.

Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 1p-3p
Oakland County Parks Events – Woodpecker Walk
Wint Nature Center (9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, MI, 248-625-6473)
Find out which of Michigan’s eight woodpecker species come knocking in our neck of the woods. Learn about their diets, see examples of woodpecker feeders, and make a woodpecker feeding station for your backyard. Get out on the trail to learn what signs to look and listen for and search for woodpeckers for yourself. All ages welcome. $7/person. Preregistration with payment required. Call 248-858-0916 weekdays or Wint Nature Center (248-625-6473) on Saturdays. For more info, call 1-888-OCParks. UPDATE 3/15 – Due to concerns about the Coronavirus / Covid-19, this event has been canceled.

Saturday, March 21, 2020 from 10:30a-noon
Oakland County Parks Events – Ecosystem Engineers
Red Oaks Nature Center  (30300 Hales Street, Madison Hts, MI 48071, 248-585-0100)
Beaver in your own backyard? Believe it or not, Oakland County is home to a thriving population of Michigan’s largest rodent. Feel its fur, touch beaver teeth, and enjoy an ecosystem talk on how beavers transform wetlands. Each participant will engineer their own unique ecosystem in the form of a tiny take-home terrarium. $8/person. Preregistration with payment required. Call 248-858-0916 weekdays or Red Oaks Nature Center on Saturdays. For more info, call 1-888-OCParks. UPDATE 3/15 – Due to concerns about the Coronavirus / Covid-19, this event has been canceled.

Oakland County Parks Events – April

Thursday, April 9, 2020 from 10:30a-12:30p
Oakland County Parks Events – Homeschool Event – Predator Prowl
Red Oaks Nature Center  (30300 Hales Street, Madison Hts, MI 48071, 248-585-0100)
Each session is adapted for ages 5-9 years old and also ages 10 and older. Preregistration is required; call 248-858-0916 on weekdays or 248-585-0100 on weekends. Sessions are designed as a drop-off program for youth. A release form must be completed with registration. Cost – $10/session.

Friday, April 10, 2020 at 10a
Oakland County Parks Events – Great Marshmallow Drop 2020
Worden Park (Lexington Blvd & Crooks Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48073)
15,000 marshmallows will be dropped from a helicopter. Kids pick up marshmallows and return them for a free gift from Oakland County Parks. Kids will be split into 3 different age groups for 3 drops. This is not a competition. Marshmallow Drop will be at Worden Park for 2019 only due to park improvements at Catalpa Oaks County Park. The event will return to Catalpa Oaks in 2020. For more info, call 1-888-OCPARKS. Review / Pics / VideoUPDATE 3/16 – Due to concerns about the Coronavirus / Covid-19, this event has been canceled.

May Events

Thursday, May 14, 2020 from 10:30a-12:30p
Oakland County Parks Events – Homeschool Event – Flying Friends
Red Oaks Nature Center  (30300 Hales Street, Madison Hts, MI 48071, 248-585-0100)
Each session is adapted for ages 5-9 years old and also ages 10 and older. Preregistration is required; call 248-858-0916 on weekdays or 248-585-0100 on weekends. Sessions are designed as a drop-off program for youth. A release form must be completed with registration. Cost – $10/session.

June Events

Friday, June 5, 2020 at 11a
Oakland County Parks Events – Red Oaks Waterpark Opening Day
Red Oaks Waterpark (1455 East 13 Mile Road, Madison Heights, MI  48071, 248-858-0918 or 1-888-OCPARKS)
Both waterparks offer interactive aquatic features, Blue Water Grill concessions plus free parking, tubes and lounge chairs, with rental lockers available. Grills are provided on-site and picnic pavilions can be rented for group outings.

Friday, June 5, 2020 at 11a
Oakland County Parks Events – Waterford Oaks Waterpark Opening Day
Waterford Oaks County Park (2800 Watkins Lake Rd, Waterford, Michigan 48328)
Both waterparks offer interactive aquatic features, Blue Water Grill concessions plus free parking, tubes and lounge chairs, with rental lockers available. Grills are provided on-site and picnic pavilions can be rented for group outings.

Thursday, June 11, 2020 from 10:30a-12:30p
Oakland County Parks Events – Homeschool Event – Bug Bash
Red Oaks Nature Center  (30300 Hales Street, Madison Hts, MI 48071, 248-585-0100)
Each session is adapted for ages 5-9 years old and also ages 10 and older. Preregistration is required; call 248-858-0916 on weekdays or 248-585-0100 on weekends. Sessions are designed as a drop-off program for youth. A release form must be completed with registration. Cost – $10/session.

July Events

Thursday, July 9, 2020 from 10:30a-12:30p
Oakland County Parks Events – Homeschool Event – Scales & Tales
Red Oaks Nature Center  (30300 Hales Street, Madison Hts, MI 48071, 248-585-0100)
Each session is adapted for ages 5-9 years old and also ages 10 and older. Preregistration is required; call 248-858-0916 on weekdays or 248-585-0100 on weekends. Sessions are designed as a drop-off program for youth. A release form must be completed with registration. Cost – $10/session.

August Events

Thursday, August 13, 2020 from 10:30a-12:30p
Oakland County Parks Events – Homeschool Event – Survival Sage
Red Oaks Nature Center  (30300 Hales Street, Madison Hts, MI 48071, 248-585-0100)
Each session is adapted for ages 5-9 years old and also ages 10 and older. Preregistration is required; call 248-858-0916 on weekdays or 248-585-0100 on weekends. Sessions are designed as a drop-off program for youth. A release form must be completed with registration. Cost – $10/session.

September Events

Thursday, September 10, 2020 from 10:30a-12:30p
Oakland County Parks Events – Homeschool Event – Tree Trail
Red Oaks Nature Center  (30300 Hales Street, Madison Hts, MI 48071, 248-585-0100)
Each session is adapted for ages 5-9 years old and also ages 10 and older. Preregistration is required; call 248-858-0916 on weekdays or 248-585-0100 on weekends. Sessions are designed as a drop-off program for youth. A release form must be completed with registration. Cost – $10/session.

October Events

Thursday, October 8, 2020 from 10:30a-12:30p
Oakland County Parks Events – Homeschool Event – Creepy Critters
Red Oaks Nature Center  (30300 Hales Street, Madison Hts, MI 48071, 248-585-0100)
Each session is adapted for ages 5-9 years old and also ages 10 and older. Preregistration is required; call 248-858-0916 on weekdays or 248-585-0100 on weekends. Sessions are designed as a drop-off program for youth. A release form must be completed with registration. Cost – $10/session.

November Events

Thursday, November 12, 2020 from 10:30a-12:30p
Oakland County Parks Events – Homeschool Event – Research Rocks
Red Oaks Nature Center  (30300 Hales Street, Madison Hts, MI 48071, 248-585-0100)
Each session is adapted for ages 5-9 years old and also ages 10 and older. Preregistration is required; call 248-858-0916 on weekdays or 248-585-0100 on weekends. Sessions are designed as a drop-off program for youth. A release form must be completed with registration. Cost – $10/session.

December Events

Thursday, November 12, 2020 from 10:30a-12:30p
Oakland County Parks Events – Homeschool Event – Winter Wildlife
Red Oaks Nature Center  (30300 Hales Street, Madison Hts, MI 48071, 248-585-0100)
Each session is adapted for ages 5-9 years old and also ages 10 and older. Preregistration is required; call 248-858-0916 on weekdays or 248-585-0100 on weekends. Sessions are designed as a drop-off program for youth. A release form must be completed with registration. Cost – $10/session.

OAKLAND COUNTY PARKS WATERPARKS EVENTS AND INFO 2020
OAKLAND COUNTY PARKS FREE ADMISSION DAYS 2019
OAKLAND COUNTY PARKS PLATFORM TENNIS EVENTS 2020
OAKLAND COUNTY PARKS PET VACCINATION / LICENSE CLINICS 2019
OAKLAND COUNTY PARKS DOG SWIMS 2019

Oakland County Parks Nature Centers
Red Oaks Nature Center  (30300 Hales Street, Madison Hts, MI 48071, 248-585-0100)
Wint Nature Center (9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, MI, 248-625-6473)

Oakland County Parks

Addison Oaks County Park
1480 West Romeo Road
Leonard, Michigan 48367
248-693-2432

Catalpa Oaks County Park
27725 Greenfield Road
Southfield, Michigan
248-858-0916

Groveland Oaks County Park
14555 Dixie Highway
Holly, Michigan
248-634-9811

Highland Oaks County Park
6555 Milford Road
Highland, Michigan 48442
248-858-0906

Independence Oaks County Park
9501 Sashabaw Road
Clarkston, Michigan 48348
248-625-0877

Lyon Oaks County Park
52221 Pontiac Trail
Wixom, Michigan 48393
248-858-0906

Orion Oaks County Park
2301 Clarkston Road
Lake Orion, Michigan 48360
248-858-0906 or 248-625-0877

Red Oaks Youth Soccer Complex
29601 John R Road
Madison Heights, MI  48071
248-589-2294

Red Oaks Waterpark
1455 East 13 Mile Road
Madison Heights, MI  48071
248-858-0918 or 1-888-OCPARKS

Red Oaks Dog Park
31353 Dequindre
Madison Heights, MI  48071
On Dequindre just North of 13 Mile
248-541-5030 or 1-888-OCPARKS

Rose Oaks County Park
10400 Fish Lake Road
Holly, Michigan 48442
248-858-0906

Springfield Oaks County Park
12451 Andersonville Road
Davisburg, Michigan
248-858-0916

Waterford Oaks County Park, Waterpark, Paradise Peninsula Playscape , Sled Hill, and BMX Track
2800 Watkins Lake Rd
Waterford, Michigan 48328
248-858-0916 (Activity Center)
248-858-0906 (Administration Offices)
248-858-0918 (Waterpark)
248-858-0915 (BMX)
248-858-0916 (Lookout Lodge)

Oakland County Market

Oakland County Market Farmers Market (2350 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328, 248-858-5495)

Oakland County Parks Golf Courses

Glen Oaks Golf Course
30500 13 Mile Road
Farmington Hills, Michigan
248-851-8356

Lyon Oaks Golf Course
52251 Pontiac Trail
Wixom, MI 48393
248-437-1488

Red Oaks Golf Course
29600 John R
Madison Heights, Michigan
248-541-5030

Springfield Oaks Golf Course
12450 Andersonville Road
Davisburg, MI 48350
248-625-2540

White Lake Oaks Golf Course
991 N Williams Lake Road
White Lake, Michigan 48386
248-693-2700

Oakland County Parks Campgrounds

Addison Oaks Campground
1480 West Romeo Road
Leonard, Michigan 48367
248-693-2432

Groveland Oaks Campground
14555 Dixie Highway
Holly, Michigan
248-634-9811

This page is intended to be used as a guide. Oakland County Moms does not endorse these events. Oakland County Moms is not responsible for changes to event descriptions, event times or details being altered without notice or cancellations.

See our Events / Things To Do tab for more events, activities and things to do in Oakland County and Metro Detroit Michigan.

For more information on Oakland County Parks events and registration, visit www.OaklandCountyParks.com

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