Oakland County Parks Events Calendar 2018

Oakland County Parks Events Calendar 2018. Oakland County Parks events, campground and camping events, waterparks info, nature programs, free events, family events, and more! For more info on these vents, 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!

Oakland County Parks Events Calendar 2018 – April

Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 11a-12:30p
Oakland County Parks Events – Hearty River Hike
Wint Nature Center (9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, Michigan 48348, 1-888-OCPARKS)
Meet at Camp Wilderness parking area. Bring the family for a hearthealthy hike and explore the glory of the spring season at the park. Exercise your body and celebrate Earth Day weekend as a naturalist enlightens you to nature discoveries. Trail snacks and water will be provided. Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. Rain or shine, tehre will be a hike. $4/person.. Pre-registration required. Call 248-625-6473.

Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 1:30p-3:30p
Oakland County Parks Events – Caring for Planet Earth
Red Oaks Nature Center (30300 Hales Road, Madison Heights, MI 48071, 1-888-OCPARKS)
Continue the legacy of Earth Day by learning how you can help the environment in your own backyard. Drop in for a compost demonstration and make “seed balls” for pollinators. Take a hike to learn about stewardship activities at Friendship Woods. Dirt Doctors will be on-site with a hands-on demonstration, and Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash will display his electric car and renewable energy
technology. This is a FREE event. For more info, call 248-858-0916.

Saturday, April 29, 2018 from 2p-3:30p
Oakland County Parks Events – Photography Hike
Wint Nature Center (9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, Michigan 48348, 1-888-OCPARKS)
Grab your smartphone or DSLR and explore elements of photography including perspective and composition. Capture the color, beauty and texture provided by nature during a hike on some of the prettiest trails in Oakland County. A Facebook event page will be created to share your best shots. Trail snacks and water
are provided. All ages welcome. $5/person. . Pre-registration required. Call 248-625-6473.

Oakland County Parks Events Calendar 2018 – May

Friday, May 4, 2018 from 10:30a-11:15a
Oakland County Parks Events – Morning Munchkins
Red Oaks Nature Center (30300 Hales Road, Madison Heights, MI 48071, 1-888-OCPARKS)
Just for preschoolers. Bring your munchkin 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. $1/person. Pre-registration required. For more info, call 248-858-0916.

Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 2p-3:30p
Oakland County Parks Events – Smitten with the Mitten
Wint Nature Center (9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, Michigan 48348, 1-888-OCPARKS)
Did you know that standing anywhere in the state of Michigan, a person
is no more than 85 miles away from one of the Great Lakes? During this afternoon of Michigan knowledge, take a look at Michigan history, fun facts and other aspects that help to make Michigan grand. A Michiganthemed craft and cherry-inspired snack are included. $5/person. $5/person. . Pre-registration required. Call 248-625-6473.

Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 10a-2p
Oakland County Parks Events – Low Cost Pet Vaccination Clinics
Orion Oaks Dog Park (1200 Joslyn Rd, Lake Orion, MI, 248-858-0906 www.OaklandCountyParks.com)
Lyon Oaks County Park
Lyon Oaks County Park (52221 Pontiac Trail, Wixom, Michigan 48393)
Oakland County Parks Pet Vaccinations clinics for dogs and cats are low-cost. Pets must either be leashed or brought in a carrier to the events. Vaccines available at the Oakland County Parks Low Cost Pet Vaccination Clinics include Rabies (1 yr & 3 yr), Canine Distemper, Bordetella (Kennel Cough), Feline Distemper (FVRCP), and Feline Leukemia (FELV). The clinics also provide dog licenses. You can purchase one-year dog licenses and three-year dog licenses. For more info, call  248-858-7759…

Saturday, May 12, 2018 from `p-4p
Oakland County Parks Events – Feather Fest
Wint Nature Center (9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, Michigan 48348, 1-888-OCPARKS)
Meet at Lakepoint Picnic Pavilion
Have feathery fun during a bird hike to see how many birds you can find, or try your hand at bird-related games and crafts. Bring binoculars if you have them! This family-fun event is FREE. Park entry fee applies. Pre-registration required. Call 248-625-6473.

Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 10a-2p
Oakland County Parks Events – Low Cost Pet Vaccination Clinics
Independence Oaks (9501 Sashabaw Rd, Clarkston, MI 48348, www.OaklandCountyParks.com)
Red Oaks Dog Park (Dequindre & 13 Mile Rd – Enter off of Dequindre, www.OaklandCountyParks.com)
Oakland County Parks Pet Vaccinations clinics for dogs and cats are low-cost. Pets must either be leashed or brought in a carrier to the events. Vaccines available at the Oakland County Parks Low Cost Pet Vaccination Clinics include Rabies (1 yr & 3 yr), Canine Distemper, Bordetella (Kennel Cough), Feline Distemper (FVRCP), and Feline Leukemia (FELV). The clinics also provide dog licenses. You can purchase one-year dog licenses and three-year dog licenses. For more info, call  248-858-7759…

Friday, May 25 through Monday, May 28, 2018
Oakland County Parks Events – Memorial Day Weekend Camping at Oakland County Parks
Groveland Oaks County Park (14555 Dixie Highway, Holly, Michigan)
Addison Oaks Park (1480 West Romeo Road, Leonard, Michigan 48367)
Events vary each day. Call 248-858-1400 for details. Call 248-858-1400 Monday through Friday 8a-4p to make your advance reservations. Individual campsites, cabins, yurts, cabins and picnic pavilions may be reserved up to 11 months in advance. Group areas may be reserved one year in advance. Reservations for Memorial Day, Fourth of July or Labor Day weekends must include the entire holiday weekend. Site fee includes day-use cost. Full payment and $8 reservation fee must be made at the time of reservation. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are accepted.

Oakland County Parks Events Calendar 2018 – June

Friday, June 1, 2018 from 10:30a-11:15a
Oakland County Parks Events – Morning Munchkins
Red Oaks Nature Center (30300 Hales Road, Madison Heights, MI 48071, 1-888-OCPARKS)
Just for preschoolers. Bring your munchkin 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. $1/person. Pre-registration required. For more info, call 248-858-0916.

Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 10:30a-12:30p
Oakland County Parks Events – Trails Day
Red Oaks Nature Center (30300 Hales Road, Madison Heights, MI 48071, 1-888-OCPARKS)
Hit the trail – Learn proper techniques of hiking, including gear, first aid must-haves and food selection. Then, take a leisurely guided hike with a naturalist through all the trails of Friendship Woods to learn about common plants and wildlife in southeast Michigan – including a poison ivy identification lesson and quiz. Make trail mix and take home healthy energy bar recipes. $4/person. Pre-registration required. For more info, call 248-858-0916.

Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 2:30p-4p
Oakland County Parks Events – Legends in the Sky
Red Oaks Nature Center (30300 Hales Road, Madison Heights, MI 48071, 1-888-OCPARKS)
Many of those ‘pictures’ or constellations are steeped in myths and legends. Discover these constellations in StarLab, a portable, inflatable planetarium. A snack and craft will round out the afternoon. $5/person. Pre-registration required. For more info, call 248-858-0916. $5/person. Pre-registration required. Call 248-858-0916.

Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 11a-7p
Oakland County Parks Events – BBQ Battle
Oak Park Parks & Rec (14300 Oak Park Blvd, Oak Park, MI 48237)
Compete for $1,500 in cash prizes in Oakland County Parks and Recreation’s 8th annual BBQ ribs competition. FREE ADMISSION FOR SPECTATORS Plenty of fun for the entire family— kids activities, nature programs, music, mini-pub, grilling demos, food court and more. Limited to 36 teams • Competitors can use wood, charcoal or gas • Entry Fee: $50/team 7a–9a Team check-in and meat inspection • 3:30p Turn in BBQ to judges Maralee Rosemond: 248-691-2357 Jeremy Brown – 248-326-4900

Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 4p-5:30p
Oakland County Parks Events – Garden for Monarchs and More
Red Oaks Nature Center (30300 Hales Road, Madison Heights, MI 48071, 1-888-OCPARKS)
Discover how to incorporate milkweed plants into your yard to help create habitat for monarch butterflies and a host of other wildlife. Monarch Watch Education Specialist, Debbie Jackson, will share information about these beautiful butterflies that are now declining. Learn about efforts across the country to help monarch butterflies and how to create a waystation for monarchs. $5/person. Pre-registration required. For more info, call 248-858-0916.

Friday, June 29 2018 from 10a-2p
Oakland County Parks Events – Come Out & Play
Catalpa Oaks County Park (27725 Greenfield Road, Southfield, Michigan)
Enjoy a concert by Guy Louis – Chautauqua Express, water and non-water inflatables, face painting, an interactive nature touch table and retro games. For thrilling adventures, try out the zip line and climbing tower, too. Everyone will also receive a Kona Ice and popcorn treat one each per person, while supplies last.

Friday, June 29, 2018 at Dusk
Oakland County Parks Events – Oakland County Parks Fireworks
Addison Oaks Campground (1480 West Romeo Road, Leonard, Michigan 48367)
Families and friends are invited to celebrate the Fourth of July with a Spectacular Fireworks show. The whole weekend offers great entertainment and activities for all ages. Fireworks start shortly after dusk. Admission to the parks is $15 per vehicle after noon or free with Annual Vehicle Permit.

Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Dusk
Oakland County Parks Events – Oakland County Parks Fireworks
Groveland Oaks Campground (14555 Dixie Highway, Holly, Michigan 48442)
Families and friends are invited to celebrate the Fourth of July with a Spectacular Fireworks Display. The whole weekend offers great entertainment and activities for all ages. Fireworks start shortly after dusk. Fireworks start shortly after dusk. Admission to the parks is $15 per vehicle after noon or free with Annual Vehicle Permit.

Oakland County Parks Events Calendar 2018 – July

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 from 10a-2p
Oakland County Parks Events – Come Out & Play
Independence Oaks County Park (9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, Michigan 48348)
Come out to Independence Oaks County Park for inflatables, retro games and a climbing tower. The zip line, interactive nature touch table and face painting will also be on site. The Get Outdoors! Units GO! Fish and GO! Cache mobile recreation units will provide geocaching and fishing fun for all participants, too.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 from 10a-2p
Oakland County Parks Events – Come Out & Play
Clawson City Park
Clawson City Park will be home to inflatables, retro games and a climbing tower. Both water and non-water inflatables will be available, so don’t forget to bring a pair of socks and a swimsuit or change of clothes. Each participant will also receive a Kona Ice and popcorn treat while supplies last. Each person in attendance will receive a Kona Ice and popcorn treat one each per person while supplies last.

Oakland County Parks Events Calendar 2018 – August 

Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 10a-2p
Oakland County Parks Events – Low Cost Pet Vaccination Clinics
Springfield Oaks County Park (12451 Andersonville Road, Davisburg, Michigan)
Oakland County Parks Pet Vaccinations clinics for dogs and cats are low-cost. Pets must either be leashed or brought in a carrier to the events. Vaccines available at the Oakland County Parks Low Cost Pet Vaccination Clinics include Rabies (1 yr & 3 yr), Canine Distemper, Bordetella (Kennel Cough), Feline Distemper (FVRCP), and Feline Leukemia (FELV). The clinics also provide dog licenses. You can purchase one-year dog licenses and three-year dog licenses. For more info, call  248-858-7759…

Oakland County Parks Nature Centers

Red Oaks Nature Center
30300 Hales Street
Madison Hts, MI 48071
248-585-0100

Wint Nature Center (inside Independence Oaks County Park)
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.

For more information on Oakland County Parks events 2018 and registration, visit www.OaklandCountyParks.com