Oakland County Parks Events Calendar 2019

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Oakland County Parks Events Calendar 2019. 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!

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

Oakland County Parks Calendar 2019 – May

Friday, May 3, 2019 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)
an exciting monthly series 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 is offered the first Friday of each month. $1/person/session. Pre-registration with payment required. Call 248-858-0916 weekdays or Red Oaks Nature Center on Saturdays. For more info, call 1-888-OCPARKS.

Friday, May 3, 2019 from 5:30p-8:30p
Oakland County Parks Weekend Events – Inner Geek
Lyon Oaks Banquet Center (52221 Pontiac Trail, Wixom, MI 48346)
Retro Nintendo games, caricature artist, Legos, horticulture with Professor Sprout, wand making, light sabers and oversized games. This free indoor event will be a blast from the past with activities from yesteryear and games of old, now giant size. Contact NawrockiM@oakgov.com or call 248-858-5267 for more in

Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 8:30a-10:30a
Oakland County Parks Events – May the 4th
Red Oaks Nature Center (30300 Hales Street, Madison Hts, MI 48071, 248-585-0100)
Learn to locate spring constellations inside StarLab, an inflatable planetarium. Gaze at deep sky wonders through telescopes provided by the Oakland Astronomy Club (weather permitting). A themed craft and snack are included. Suitable for school-aged children and adults. $5/person. Pre-registration with payment required. Call 248-858-0916 weekdays or Red Oaks Nature Center on Saturdays. For more info, call 1-888-OCPARKS.

Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 10a-noon
Oakland County Parks Weekend Events – The Mystery of Morels
Independence Oaks County Park Wint Nature Center (9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, Michigan 48348, 248-625-0877)
Every spring, a rare delicacy pokes through the forest floors of Michigan: the elusive morel mushroom. Learn to become a successful morel hunter and hit the trails in search of these springtime treats. Participants will each take home a morel-collecting bag and morel recipes to try. Note: Morels will not be collected in the park. Suitable for school-aged children and adults. $5/person. Pre-registration with payment required. Call 248-858-0916 weekdays or Wint Nature Center on Saturdays. For more info, call 1-888-OCPARKS.

Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 10:30a-noon
Oakland County Parks Events – Spring Shindig
Red Oaks Nature Center (30300 Hales Street, Madison Hts, MI 48071, 248-585-0100)
Celebrate spring and give a warm welcome to the wildflowers and wildlife that have hunkered down in the winter. From stinky to stunning, discover springtime visitors that won’t be around for long and a few that stick around for the rest of the year. Kick off spring by exploring the woods and take home spring plantings. Dress for a hike. $6 per person. Pre-registration with payment required. Call 248-858-0916 weekdays or Red Oaks Nature Center (248-585-0100) on Saturdays. For more info, call 1-888-OCPARKS.

Friday, May 10, 2019 from 7p-8:45p
Oakland County Parks Events – Amphibian Amble
Independence Oaks County Park Wint Nature Center (9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, Michigan 48348, 248-625-0877)
During this family program, join a naturalist indoors to learn how to identify different types of frogs based on their calls, enjoy a game, then head outdoors at dusk to hike and listen for frogs and other sounds and sights of spring. Suitable for school-aged children and adults. $4/person. Pre-registration with payment required. Call 248-858-0916 weekdays or Wint Nature Center on Saturdays. For more info, call 1-888-OCPARKS.

Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 10a-2p
Oakland County Parks Events – Pet Clinic
Waterford Oaks Paradise Pavilion (1702 Scott Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328, 248-858-0918, www.OaklandCountyParks.com)
Offering vaccine and dog licensing clinics. The event will happen rain or shine, there are no residency requirements and no appointment is needed. For more information about licensing and vaccinations, call 248-858-7759. For more info, call 1-888-OCPARKS.

Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 11a-3p
Oakland County Parks Events – Wint Nature Center Spring Open House
Independence Oaks County Park Wint Nature Center (9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, Michigan 48348, 248-625-0877)
Experience the updated exhibits, complete a Habitat Trail scavenger hunt for a small prize, make a craft and more. Meet the naturalists and check out upcoming programs. This family fun event is FREE. Annual vehicle permit or daily park pass required. No-preregistration is required. For more info, call 1-888-OCPARKS.

Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 3p-4:30p
Oakland County Parks Events – Flying Free Again
Red Oaks Nature Center (30300 Hales Street, Madison Hts, MI 48071, 248-585-0100)
Meet Marg Sapp, DNR permitted wild bird rehabilitator and founder of Wild Wings Bird Rehabilitation, to learn how to help songbirds of all ages fly free again. Three teaching pigeons will also visit to help debunk the stigma of blue jays, crows and pigeons. Suitable for school-aged children and adults. $3/person. Pre-registration with payment required. Call 248-858-0916 weekdays or Red Oaks Nature Center on Saturdays. For more info, call 1-888-OCPARKS.

Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 10a-2p
Oakland County Parks Events – Pet Clinic
Independence Oaks Park Pine Grove Pavilion (9501 Sashabaw Rd, Clarkston, MI 48348, 248-625-0877, www.OaklandCountyParks.com)
Offering vaccine and dog licensing clinics. The event will happen rain or shine, there are no residency requirements and no appointment is needed. For more information about licensing and vaccinations, call 248-858-7759. For more info, call 1-888-OCPARKS.

Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 1:30p-4p
Oakland County Parks Events – Feather Fest
Independence Oaks County Park Wint Nature Center (9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, Michigan 48348, 248-625-0877)
Fly over to the nature center to celebrate our feathered friends. Bring your binoculars (or borrow ours) and hike through the woods to get a closer look at Michigan bird migrants and residents. Channel your inner bird and migrate through a game or obstacle course. Make-and-take crafts and other activities will round out the afternoon. This event is FREE. Annual vehicle permit or daily park pass required. For more info, call 1-888-OCPARKS.

Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 11a-3p
Oakland County Parks Events – Basset Hound Picnic
Orion Oaks Dog Park (1200 Joslyn Rd, Lake Orion, MI)
Basset Hound Rescue of Michigan annual picnic. This annual fundraiser will include a silent auction, raffle, food, games for both bassets and children of all ages. $5 donation requested at the gate. For more info, contact 248-703-7797.

Oakland County Parks Calendar 2019 – June

Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 10a-2p
Oakland County Parks Events – Pet Clinic
Orion Oaks Dog Park (1200 Joslyn Rd, Lake Orion, MI, 248-858-0906 www.OaklandCountyParks.com)
Offering vaccine and dog licensing clinics. The event will happen rain or shine, there are no residency requirements and no appointment is needed. For more information about licensing and vaccinations, call 248-858-7759.

Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 1p-3p
Oakland County Parks Events – Pottery Workshop – Texture Tiles
Red Oaks Nature Center (30300 Hales Street, Madison Hts, MI 48071, 248-585-0100)
Make your own set of tiles with step-by-step instructions provided by a naturalist. All materials and tools provided. Beginners to advanced potters welcome. Suitable for adults and children age 6 and older. $16/person. Pre-registration with payment required. Call 248-858-0916 weekdays or Red Oaks Nature Center on Saturdays. For more info, call 1-888-OCPARKS.

Friday, June 7, 2019 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)
an exciting monthly series 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 is offered the first Friday of each month. $1/person/session. Pre-registration with payment required. Call 248-858-0916 weekdays or Red Oaks Nature Center on Saturdays. For more info, call 1-888-OCPARKS.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 from 11a-3p
Waterford Oaks Waterpark Events – Shark Day at the Waterpark
Waterford Oaks Waterpark (1702 Scott Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328)
Free Events with Paid Admission — Shark Day at the Waterpark includes activities from 11a-3p, including shark cootie catchers, photo booth, shark toss game, water gun tie-dye towel (while supplies last) and nature table. For more info, call 1-888-OCPARKS.

Saturday, June 15, 2019 from 9a-noon
Oakland County Parks Events – Fishing Derby
Independence Oaks County Park Wint Nature Center (9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, Michigan 48348, 248-625-0877)
Try your hand at throwing out a line –bait and poles will be available for use, with instructors nearby for support. This is the DNR’s free fishing weekend, so no license is needed. There will also be a kid’s craft, mini-ponds, bait casting and fly-tying activities. Bring a light-colored T-shirt for fish printing. $7/person. Pre-registration with payment required. Call 248-858-0916 weekdays or Wint Nature Center on Saturdays. For more info, call 1-888-OCPARKS.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 from 3p-7p
Oakland County Parks Events – Come Out & Play
Southfield Municipal Complex (26000 Evergreen, Southfield, MI)
FREE summer programming series that welcomes families, day care centers, friends and youth groups to spend time outside in their local community. Come out for water and non-water inflatables, retro games, climbing tower and zip line. Each participant will also receive a popcorn treat while supplies last. This event is sponsored by the City of Southfield and Southfield Parks & Recreation.

Friday, June 28, 2019 from 10a-2p
Oakland County Parks Events – Come Out & Play
Red Oaks County Park Soccer Complex (29601 John R Road, Madison Heights, MI 48071)
FREE summer programming series that welcomes families, day care centers, friends and youth groups to spend time outside in their local community. Water and non-water inflatables, retro games, interactive nature touch table, face painting and zip line. Guy Lewis and Chautauqua Express will perform from noon-1p. Each person in attendance will receive a Kona Ice, popcorn treat and event souvenir, one each per person while supplies last. For more info, call 1-888-OCPARKS.

Friday, June 29, 2019 from 8:30p-10:30p
Oakland County Parks Events – Firefly Frenzy
Independence Oaks County Park (9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, Michigan 48348, 248-625-0877)
Glow-in-the-dark fun and learn about fireflies. Take a night hike to look for these glowing creatures and play glow games. For more info, call 1-888-OCPARKS.

Oakland County Parks July

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 from 10a-2p
Oakland County Parks Events – Come Out & Play
Independence Oaks County Park (9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, Michigan 48348, 248-625-0877)
FREE summer programming series that welcomes families, day care centers, friends and youth groups to spend time outside in their local community. Enjoy water inflatables, retro games and a climbing tower. The zip line, interactive nature touch table and face painting will also be on site. The GO! Fish and GO! Cache Get Outdoors! mobile recreation units will provide geocaching and fishing fun for all participants, too. Each person in attendance will receive a Kona Ice, popcorn treat and event giveaway, one each per person while supplies last. For more info, call 1-888-OCPARKS.

Friday, July 12, 2019 from 1p-3:30p
Oakland County Parks Events – Butterfly Parade
Red Oaks Nature Center (30300 Hales Street, Madison Hts, MI 48071, 248-585-0100)
Activities include: make and take children’s crafts: butterfly wings, decorate a butterfly T-shirt, music, sidewalk art, hungry caterpillar hikes, snow cones and a butterfly tent! Pre-register by June 28 to guarantee a t-shirt for each child. For more info, call 1-888-OCPARKS.

Monday, July 15, 2019 through Thursday, July 18, 2019 from 11a-7p each day
Waterford Oaks Waterpark Events – Ride the Zip Line
Waterford Oaks Waterpark (1702 Scott Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328)
FREE rides on the Zip Line. Must be between 45 & 250 lbs and wear closed toe shoes and sign a waiver. For more info, call 1-888-OCPARKS.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 from 10a-2p
Oakland County Parks Events – Come Out & Play
Clawson City Park (935 N Custer Ave, Clawson, MI 48017)
FREE summer programming series that welcomes families, day care centers, friends and youth groups to spend time outside in their local community. Both water and non-water inflatables will be available as well as retro games, a nature table and the climbing tower. Each participant will also receive a Kona Ice and popcorn treat while supplies last.

Sunday, July 21, 2019 from 9a-2p
Oakland County Parks Events – Community Garage Sale
Oakland County Market Farmers Market (2350 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328, 248-858-5495)
Shop to your heart’s content or rent space to sell items. Rental space is $15. Call 248-858-5495 or e-mail OCmarket@oakgov.com.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 from 11a-3p
Waterford Oaks Waterpark Events – Pirate Day
Waterford Oaks Waterpark (1702 Scott Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328)
Free Events with Paid Admission — Pirate Day includes activities from 11a to 3p. Come dressed as a pirate — best dressed receives a prize. Activities include a pirate craft, nature activity, water gun tie-dye towel (while supplies last), tattoo parlor and diving in the wave pool to find a golden coin.

Oakland County Parks August

Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 11a-7p
Oakland County Parks Events – Annual BBQ Battle
Oak Park Community Center (14300 Oak Park Blvd, Oak Park, MI 48237)
Compete for $1,500 in cash prizes in Oakland County Parks and Recreation’s 9th annual BBQ ribs competition. FREE ADMISSION FOR SPECTATORS Plenty of fun for the entire family— kids activities, nature programs, music, food court and more. For more info, call 1-888-OCPARKS.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 from 11a-3p
Oakland County Parks Events – Wookie Wednesday
Waterford Oaks Waterpark (1702 Scott Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328)
Make A Splash events are free with paid admission to the waterpark. Wookie Wednesday includes activities from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come dressed as your favorite galactic character — best dressed receives a prize. Activities include a pool noodle light saber craft, nature activity, water gun tie-dye T-shirt (participants need to bring their own light-colored T-shirt) and nerf gun target practice. For more info, call 1-888-OCPARKS.

Friday, August 23, 2019 from 5p-7:30p
Oakland County Parks Events – Drive-In Movie Night
Waterford Oaks County Park BMX Track (1702 Scott Lake Road, Waterford, Michigan, 248-858-0915)
Enjoy a drive-in movie at the Waterford Oaks BMX Track. For more info, call 1-888-OCPARKS.

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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