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 has partnered with Oakland County Parks and Recreation to bring you the latest news and info on Oakland County Parks!

Oakland County Parks Events Calendar 2017 – May

Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 8a-noon
Oakland County Parks Weekend Events – Children’s Craft
Oakland County Market (2350 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328)
Children’s Craft – Make fruit prints on reusable grocery bags.

Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 9a-noon
Oakland County Parks Events – Sports Exchange and Sale
Catalpa Oaks County Park (27705 Catalpa, Southfield, MI 48076)
Bring your gently-used items to sell or exchange them for others that fit your needs. $15/space in open area on grass (10×10 spaces; no tables provided). $20/space in pavilion shelter with a picnic table (limited availability). To rent space to sell your equipment, call 248-424-7081

Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 1p-4p
Oakland County Parks Weekend Events – Feather Fest
Wint Nature Center (inside Independence Oaks County Park 9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, MI)
Meet live birds of prey provided by Howell Nature Center. Feather fun includes a bird hike to see how many birds you can find, as well as bird-related games and crafts. This family fun event is free. Park entry fee applies. Pre-registration with payment required. Call 248-858-0916 weekdays or Wint Nature Center on Saturdays.

Friday, May 12, 2017 from 7:30p-9p
Oakland County Parks Weekend Events – An Evening of Amphibians
Wint Nature Center (inside Independence Oaks County Park 9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, MI)
Meet live birds of prey provided by Howell Nature Center. Feather fun includes a bird hike to see how many birds you can find, as well as bird-related games and crafts. This family fun event is free. Park entry fee applies. Pre-registration with payment required. Call 248-858-0916 weekdays or Wint Nature Center on Saturdays.

Saturday, May 20, 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, May 27, 2017 from 10a-7p
Oakland County Parks Events – Opening Day at Red Oaks Waterpark
Red Oaks Waterpark (1455 E 13 Mile Rd, Madison Heights, Michigan)
Opening Day!

Oakland County Parks Events Calendar 2017 – June

Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 10a-7p
Oakland County Parks Events – Opening Day at Waterford Oaks Waterpark
Waterford Oaks County Park (2800 Watkins Lake Rd., Waterford, Michigan 48328)
Opening Day!

Saturday, June 10, 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, June 10, 2017 from 1p-3p
Oakland County Parks Events – Bug Bananza
Wint Nature Center (inside Independence Oaks County Park 9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, MI)
Discover the wide, weird and wonderful world of insects at Independence Oaks County Park. Search with a naturalist for insects on land, in the water, under logs, under leaves, on twigs and on you. Learn to use an insect sweep net and make a cool bug house. Dress for the weather. $5/person Pre-registration with payment required. Call 248-858-0916 weekdays or Wint Nature Center on Saturdays.

Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 10a-12:30p
Oakland County Parks Events – Canoe & Hike
Wint Nature Center (inside Independence Oaks County Park 9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, MI)
Meet at the Independence Oaks boathouse Enjoy a naturalist-led canoe adventure on beautiful Crooked Lake. On-shore activities will include a hike, snack and nature trivia. Space is limited. Suitable for school-aged children and adults with previous canoe experience. Bring your own canoe or rent one at the park. Life vests are mandatory. $8/person (includes canoe rental). Approximately 1 hour will be spent canoeing. Pre-registration with payment required. Call 248-858-0916 weekdays or Wint Nature Center on Saturdays.

Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 2p-4p
Oakland County Parks Events – Raising Monarch Butterflies
Red Oaks Nature Center (30300 Hales Road, Madison Heights, MI 48071)
Encounter these live caterpillars and butterflies and craft a milkweed seed ball for your backyard. Monarch Watch Conservation Specialist Debbie Jackson will share secrets on raising monarchs. Designed for ages 5 and older. The program is indoors, but dress for a short hike. $5/person Pre-registration with payment required. Call 248-858-0916 weekdays or Red Oaks Nature Center on Saturdays.

Friday, June 30, 2017 from 10a-2p
Oakand County Parks Events – Come Out and Play
Catalpa Oaks County Park (27725 Greenfield Road, Southfield, Michigan)
Free Event Zip Line Kids must be at least 45 pounds and 42 inches tall. Waiver form is provided and must be signed by parent or guardian. Water Inflatables, bring a swimsuit or change of clothes. Retro Games Climbing Tower Non-water inflatables, socks are required. Concert Noon-1 p.m. Guy Louis – Chautauqua Express Face Painting Interactive Nature Touch Table Kona Ice and Popcorn Treat (one each per person, while supplies last) Event giveaway (one per person) Details: John Haney 248-858-1486 or HaneyJ@oakgov.com

Oakland County Parks Events Calendar 2017 – July

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 from 1p-3p
Oakland County Parks Events – Come Out and Play
Clawson City Park (935 N Custer Ave, Clawson, MI)
Water Inflatables bring a swimsuit or change of clothes Free Event Retro Games Climbing Tower Non-water inflatables socks are required Nature Activity Kona Ice and Popcorn Treat (one each per person, while supplies last) Details 248-424-7081 or DoreyS@oakgov.com

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.

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.

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.