Oakland County Parks Events Calendar 2017

Oakland County Parks Events Calendar 2017. Oakland County Parks events, campground and camping events, waterparks info, nature programs, free events, family events, and more!

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 2017 – August

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 from 1p-4p
Oakland County Parks Events – Behind the Scenes Mini Camp
Wint Nature Center (9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, Michigan 48348)
Ever wonder what naturalists do behind the scenes? Go off trail, peek into a nest box, help feed the nature center’s captive animals and more! This mini-camp is a must for any naturalist-in-training. Crafts and snacks will be provided each day. Dress for the weather; hiking shoes are a must. A signed release form is required with registration. $10/child/day. $17/child if attending both days. Pre-registration with payment required. Call 248-858-0916 weekdays or Wint Nature Center on Saturdays.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 from 1p-4p
Oakland County Parks Events – Behind the Scenes Mini Camp
Wint Nature Center (9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, Michigan 48348)
Ever wonder what naturalists do behind the scenes? Go off trail, peek into a nest box, help feed the nature center’s captive animals and more! This mini-camp is a must for any naturalist-in-training. Crafts and snacks will be provided each day. Dress for the weather; hiking shoes are a must. A signed release form is required with registration. $10/child/day. $17/child if attending both days. Pre-registration with payment required. Call 248-858-0916 weekdays or Wint Nature Center on Saturdays.

Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 9:30a-10:45a
Oakland County Parks Events – NatureFit – Kayak/Try It!
Wint Nature Center (9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, Michigan 48348)
Meet at the Independence Oaks Boathouse. If you have ever wanted to try kayaking, this beginners program is for you. Learn kayaking basics and enjoy a naturalist-guided tour exploring the highlights of beautiful Crooked Lake. Suitable for ages 11 through adult. Space is limited-register early. $8/person includes kayak rental, water and snack. NOTE: Up to one hour will be spent on the water. Pre-registration with payment required. Call 248-858-0916 weekdays or Wint Nature Center on Saturdays.

Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 2p-5p
Oakland County Parks Events – BMX FREE Trial Day
Waterford Oaks County Park (2800 Watkins Lake Rd., Waterford, Michigan 48328)
Boys and girls from under 2 years old to over 65 can all join in the action. No charge for admission, bike rentals, helmet rentals and track time. Long sleeve shirt, pants and closed toe shoes required. No Crocs! Bring peg-free bike and/or full-face helmet if available. Free Inflatables(socks required) and climbing tower. Enter to win BMX T-shirts and Family Fun Passbooks Bike Safety checks

Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 2p-4p
Oakland County Parks Events – NatureFit – Insect Safari
Red Oaks Nature Center (30300 Hales Road, Madison Heights, MI 48071)
Summer is the perfect time to investigate the creeping, crawling and fluttering world of insects. Expand your knowledge of these colorful creatures through hands-on and interactive experiences including sweep net exploration. A ‘bee-licious’ snack will be provided in celebration of National Honey Bee Day. Come dressed for the weather. Suitable for ages 5 and older. $5/person. Pre-registration with payment required. Call 248-858-0916 weekdays or Red Oaks Nature Center on Saturdays.

Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 9a-1p
Oakland County Parks Events – Family Market Day
Oakland County Market (2350 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328)
Participate in a children’s activity about healthy eating. Get ideas for healthy school (and work) lunches as well as information on nutrition and food safety.

Oakland County Parks Events Calendar 2017 – September

Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 8a-4p
Oakland County Parks Events – Free Wood Chips Day
Orion Oaks County Park (2301 Clarkston Road, Lake Orion, Michigan 48360)
Oakland County Parks is giving away free wood chips. All wood chips must be manually self-loaded into vehicles. No commercial haulers allowed. The wood chips consist of assorted types of wood collected from pruning and storm damage. Bring shovels or pitchforks, wheelbarrows and buckets.

Saturday, September 9, 2017 from noon-2:50p
Oakland County Parks Events – Dog Swim
Waterford Oaks Waterpark (1702 Scott Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328)
3 time slots. 75 dogs per time slot limit. Noon-12:50 – Dogs 70 lbs and over, 1p-1:50p – Dogs 31-69 lbs, 2p-2:50p – dogs 30 lbs and smaller. Close down the pool with the pooches! Prizes awarded for best swimsuit and “best wet look”. For more info, call 248-858-5267. Must register by 9/6/17.

Sunday, September 10, 2017 from noon-4:50p
Oakland County Parks Events – Dog Swim
Red Oaks waterpark (1702 Scott Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328)
5 time slots. 75 dogs per time slot limit. Noon-12:50p – Dogs 70 lbs and over, 1p-1:50p – Dogs 31-69 lbs, 2p-2:50p – dogs 30 lbs and smaller. 3p-3:50p Dogs 70 lbs and over, 4p-5:50p – Dogs 31-69lbs. Close down the pool with the pooches! Prizes awarded for best swimsuit and “best wet look”. For more info, call 248-858-5267. Must register by 9/6/17.

Friday, September 15, 2017
Oakland County Parks Events – Haunted Hallows I
Groveland Oaks County Park (14555 Dixie Hwy, Holly MI)
Annual Halloween-themed camping events. Eerie fun with Halloween crafts, inflatable bouncers, sport games, family hayrides, Halloween face painting, campsite decorating contest, costumed DJ dance, campground trick or treating and a haunted island.

Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 9:30a-11:30a
Oakland County Parks Events – NatureFit – Egghead Pet
Oakland County Market (2350 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328)
Children will plant grass seed in a decorated eggshell, watch it grow at home within days and then snip the resulting “hair.” Michigan State University Extension

Friday, September 22, 2017
Oakland County Parks Events – Haunted Hallows II
Groveland Oaks County Park (14555 Dixie Hwy, Holly MI)
Annual Halloween-themed camping events. Eerie fun with Halloween crafts, inflatable bouncers, sport games, family hayrides, Halloween face painting, campsite decorating contest, costumed DJ dance, campground trick or treating and a haunted island.

Sunday, September 24, 2017 from 9a-3p
Oakland County Parks Events – Community Garage Sale
Oakland County Market (2350 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328)
Find hidden treasures for sale or sell items you no longer need. Community members, Direct vendors and Mom 2 Mom sellers welcome. Booth – $15. For more info, or to reserve a booth, call 248-858-5495.

Sunday, September 24, 2017 from 10a-2p
Oakland County Parks Events – Fall Color Car Classic
Independence Oaks County Park (9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, Michigan 48348)
Sorry, no pets, bicycles or skateboards in display area. Call 248-673-2826 for info. Proceeds benefit Alhambra Charities for persons with developmental disabilities. Door Prizes, 50/50 Drawing & Goodie Bags, Concession food available. Trophies to top 15 cars.

Oakland County Parks Events Calendar 2017 – October

Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 8a-4p
Oakland County Parks Events – Free Wood Chips Day
Orion Oaks County Park (2301 Clarkston Road, Lake Orion, Michigan 48360)
Oakland County Parks is giving away free wood chips. All wood chips must be manually self-loaded into vehicles. No commercial haulers allowed. The wood chips consist of assorted types of wood collected from pruning and storm damage. Bring shovels or pitchforks, wheelbarrows and buckets.

Friday, October 13, 2017
Oakland County Parks Events – Boo Bash I
Addison Oaks County Park (1480 W Romeo Road, Leonard, MI 48367)
Annual Halloween-themed camping events. Frightful fun with costume contest for all ages, campground trick or treating, Halloween face painting, inflatables, haunted house, family games, costumed DJ dance, campsite decorating contest, Halloween crafts and wagon rides.

Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 10a-1p
Oakland County Parks Events – Food Truck Rally
Oakland County Market (2350 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328)
Enjoy tasty fare from local food trucks and shopping at the Oakland County Farmers Market. For more info, call 248-858-5495.

Friday, October 20, 2017
Oakland County Parks Events – Boo Bash II
Addison Oaks County Park (1480 W Romeo Road, Leonard, MI 48367)
Annual Halloween-themed camping events. Frightful fun with costume contest for all ages, campground trick or treating, Halloween face painting, inflatables, haunted house, family games, costumed DJ dance, campsite decorating contest, Halloween crafts and wagon rides.

Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 10a-noon
Oakland County Parks Events – Let’s Get Crafty Program
Oakland County Market (2350 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328)
Get together with Oakland County 4-H staff and discover the endless opportunities available to youth and adult volunteers – nearly 50 project areas are available. Children will create a simple, fun and free make-and-take craft. For more info, call 248-858-5495.

Oakland County Parks Events Calendar 2017 – November

 

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 2017 and registration, visit www.DestinationOakland.com.