Oakland County Parks Events Calendar 2021

Oakland County Parks Events Calendar 2021. 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.

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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!

Due to the recent Oakland County Parks & Recreation millage approval…. active military, seniors, veterans, and adaptive needs citizens can receive a FREE 2022 OC resident vehicle entry pass for the county-owned parks & dog parks. An Annual Vehicle permit is just $30 for residents and $48 for non-residents. They’re available now here.

Any cost associated with Oakland County Parks events are subject to change.

Oakland County Parks Events – October Events

Friday, October 1, 2021 from 10:30a-11:30a
Oakland County Parks Events – Morning Munchkins
Red Oaks Nature Center  (30300 Hales Street, Madison Hts, MI 48071, 248-585-0100)
Story-time fun for preschool children. This engaging series is offered on a Friday each month. Cost is $4 per child. Pre-registration with payment is required for these programs. Call 248-858-0916 weekdays during regular business hours. Programs cannot take place indoors so they may need to be cancelled in case of inclement weather. Hosted by Oakland County Parks and Recreation.

Saturday, October 2, 2021 from 7a-7p
Oakland County Parks Event – BBQ Battle
Oak Park Water Tower District (14691 W 11 Mile Rd, Oak Park, MI 48237)
Compete for $1,500 in cash prizes in Oakland County Parks and Recreation’s annual BBQ ribs competition. New this year – a wings competition with $500 in cash prizes. Plenty of fun for the entire family – music, grilling demos, food court, craft beers and more. FREE admission for spectators. For BBQ teams registration and entry fee info, Maralee Rosemond: 248-691-2357. Hosted by Oak Park Recreation & Oakland County Parks and Recreation.

Saturday, October 2, 2021 from 10a-2p
Oakland County Parks Events – Pet Vaccination Clinics
Orion Oaks Dog Park (1200 Joslyn Rd, Lake Orion, MI, 248-858-0906 www.OaklandCountyParks.com)
Meet at Orion Oaks Dog Park. Everyone welcome, rain or shine, no residency requirements, no appointment needed. $10 Vaccines. $20 Heartworm Test. $20 Microchips. Flea prevention, heartworm prevention and dewormer available. Canine Flu and Lyme Vaccines $20 each. Cash preferred; Master Card, Visa and Discover accepted. No appointments needed. For more information including vaccines available – 586-879-1745 or allaboutanimalsrescue.org.

Friday, October 8, 2021 from 10:30a-11:30a
Oakland County Parks Events – Puddle Jumper Series
Wint Nature Center (9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, MI, 248-625-6473)
Children ages 3-6 can have some nature fun as they increase their love for the great outdoors. A naturalist will engage children with a story, nature talk and related activity. Each child will receive a craft kit to take and make at home. Suitable for ages 3-6. Events in this series take place the second Friday of each month. $4/child. Pre-registration with payment required. Call 248-858-0916 weekdays. Hosted by Oakland County Parks and Recreation.

Sunday, October 10, 2021 from 9a-3p
Oakland County Parks Events – Arts & Crafts Shows
Oakland County Market Farmers Market (2350 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328, 248-858-5495)
Join us as a customer or a vendor. Hosted by Oakland County Parks and Recreation.

Thursday, October 14, 2021 from 10:30a-12:30p
Oakland County Parks Events – Homeschool Program: Nature Artists
Red Oaks Nature Center  (30300 Hales Street, Madison Hts, MI 48071, 248-585-0100)
Each homeschool program is adapted for ages 5-9 and ages 10-17. Pre-registration is required; call 248-858-0916 on weekdays during regular business hours; no on-site registration will be available. Sessions are designed as drop-off programs for youth. Sessions run 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. All students are welcome, whether from a traditional homeschool, pod or virtual learning setting. A release form must be completed with registration. Cost: $10/session. Programs may take place outdoors – under a tent or on a trail. A water bottle and outdoor dress are recommended. Hosted by Oakland County Parks and Recreation.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 from 10:30a-12:30p
Oakland County Parks Events – Homeschool Program: Nature Neighbors
Wint Nature Center (9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, MI, 248-625-6473)
Each homeschool program is adapted for ages 5-9 and ages 10-17. Pre-registration is required; call 248-858-0916 on weekdays during regular business hours; no on-site registration will be available. Sessions are designed as drop-off programs for youth. Sessions run 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. All students are welcome, whether from a traditional homeschool, pod or virtual learning setting. A release form must be completed with registration. Cost: $10/session. Programs may take place outdoors – under a tent or on a trail. A water bottle and outdoor dress are recommended. Hosted by Oakland County Parks and Recreation.

Friday, October 22, 2021 from 6:30p-7:30p
Oakland County Parks Events – Creepy Cryptid Hike
Wint Nature Center (9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, MI, 248-625-6473)
Have you ever seen something out of the corner of your eye while on a hike? Join one of our naturalists on a hike to learn about Michigan myths and folklore. Good walking shoes and weather-appropriate clothes are recommended. For ages 8 and older. $5/person. Pre-registration is required; call 248-858-0916 on weekdays during regular business hours; no on-site registration will be available. Hosted by Oakland County Parks and Recreation.

Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 2p-3:30p
Oakland County Parks Events – Leaves of Change
Red Oaks Nature Center  (30300 Hales Street, Madison Hts, MI 48071, 248-585-0100)
From green to yellow, orange, and red, observe the vibrant colors of the leaves this fall and the changes happening in our neck of the woods. Learn why leaves change color this time of the year, then head out on the trail to enjoy the crisp fall day. The adventure concludes with a leaf critter creation. Pre-registration is required; call 248-858-0916 on weekdays during regular business hours for cost info & to register; no on-site registration will be available. Hosted by Oakland County Parks and Recreation.

Saturday, October 30, 2021 from 1p-2p
Oakland County Parks Events – Eye of Newt & Tail of Dog
Wint Nature Center (9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, MI, 248-625-6473)
Take a look at common names of plants that are easily confused with animal parts and how they have been used in folk remedies. This is an historic look; no medical advice intended or implied. Ages 8 and older. $5/person. Pre-registration is required; call 248-858-0916 on weekdays during regular business hours for cost info & to register; no on-site registration will be available. Hosted by Oakland County Parks and Recreation.

November Events

Friday, November 5, 2021 from 10:30a-11:30a
Oakland County Parks Events – Morning Munchkins
Red Oaks Nature Center  (30300 Hales Street, Madison Hts, MI 48071, 248-585-0100)
Story-time fun for preschool children. This engaging series is offered on a Friday each month. Cost is $4 per child. Pre-registration with payment is required for these programs. Call 248-858-0916 weekdays during regular business hours. Programs cannot take place indoors so they may need to be cancelled in case of inclement weather. Hosted by Oakland County Parks and Recreation.

Thursday, November 11, 2021 from 10:30a-12:30p
Oakland County Parks Events – Homeschool Program: Watersheds
Red Oaks Nature Center  (30300 Hales Street, Madison Hts, MI 48071, 248-585-0100)
Each homeschool program is adapted for ages 5-9 and ages 10-17. Pre-registration is required; call 248-858-0916 on weekdays during regular business hours; no on-site registration will be available. Sessions are designed as drop-off programs for youth. Sessions run 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. All students are welcome, whether from a traditional homeschool, pod or virtual learning setting. A release form must be completed with registration. Cost: $10/session. Programs may take place outdoors – under a tent or on a trail. A water bottle and outdoor dress are recommended. Hosted by Oakland County Parks and Recreation.

Thursday, November 11, 2021 (Veteran’s Day) – Oakland County Parks and Recreation offers complimentary park entry to all guests in honor of Veterans Day. Addison Oaks Park/Day Use, Highland Oaks, Independence Oaks Park, Lyon Oaks Park/Day Use, Lyon Oaks Dog Park, Orion Oaks Park/Day Use, Orion Oaks Dog Park, Red Oaks Dog Park, Rose Oaks. Visitors can enjoy free daily park entry with access to natural areas, trails, dog parks and all park amenities. Park hours are 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset, or as posted at the park. For more info, call 1-888-OCParks

Friday, November 12, 2021 from 10:30a-11:30a
Oakland County Parks Events – Puddle Jumper Series
Wint Nature Center (9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, MI, 248-625-6473)
Children ages 3-6 can have some nature fun as they increase their love for the great outdoors. A naturalist will engage children with a story, nature talk and related activity. Each child will receive a craft kit to take and make at home. Suitable for ages 3-6. Events in this series take place the second Friday of each month. $4/child. Pre-registration with payment required. Call 248-858-0916 weekdays. Hosted by Oakland County Parks and Recreation.

Saturday, November 13, 2021 from 2p-4p
Oakland County Parks Events – Talkin’ Turkey
Red Oaks Nature Center  (30300 Hales Street, Madison Hts, MI 48071, 248-585-0100)
Turkeys are the traditional centerpiece of Thanksgiving dinner, but how did that tradition start? Learn about the folklore and historical facts associated with the wild turkey, create a themed craft, and go on a hike to look for turkey habitat. $5/person. Pre-registration is required; call 248-858-0916 on weekdays during regular business hours for cost info & to register; no on-site registration will be available. Hosted by Oakland County Parks and Recreation.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 from 10:30a-12:30p
Oakland County Parks Events – Homeschool Program: Watersheds
Wint Nature Center (9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, MI, 248-625-6473)
Each homeschool program is adapted for ages 5-9 and ages 10-17. Pre-registration is required; call 248-858-0916 on weekdays during regular business hours; no on-site registration will be available. Sessions are designed as drop-off programs for youth. Sessions run 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. All students are welcome, whether from a traditional homeschool, pod or virtual learning setting. A release form must be completed with registration. Cost: $10/session. Programs may take place outdoors – under a tent or on a trail. A water bottle and outdoor dress are recommended. Hosted by Oakland County Parks and Recreation.

Thursday, November 25, 2021 (Thanksgiving) – Oakland County Parks and Recreation celebrates Guest Appreciation Day by offering complimentary daily park entry on Thursday November 22. Experience natural areas, trails and all park amenities at Addison Oaks, Highland Oaks, Independence Oaks, Lyon Oaks, Orion Oaks and Rose Oaks county parks. Visitors can enjoy free daily park entry with access to natural areas, trails, dog parks and all park amenities. Park hours are 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset, or as posted at the park. For more info, call 1-888-OCParks

Oakland County Parks Events – December Events

Friday, December 3, 2021 from 10:30a-11:30a
Oakland County Parks Events – Morning Munchkins
Red Oaks Nature Center  (30300 Hales Street, Madison Hts, MI 48071, 248-585-0100)
Story-time fun for preschool children. This engaging series is offered on a Friday each month. Cost is $4 per child. Pre-registration with payment is required for these programs. Call 248-858-0916 weekdays during regular business hours. Programs cannot take place indoors so they may need to be cancelled in case of inclement weather. Hosted by Oakland County Parks and Recreation.

Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 2p-4p
Oakland County Parks Events – Secrets of the Pileated Woodpecker
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 to search for woodpeckers yourself. $7/person. Pre-registration is required; call 248-858-0916 on weekdays during regular business hours for cost info & to register; no on-site registration will be available. Hosted by Oakland County Parks and Recreation.

Thursday, December 9, 2021 from 10:30a-12:30p
Oakland County Parks Events – Homeschool Program: Genetics
Red Oaks Nature Center  (30300 Hales Street, Madison Hts, MI 48071, 248-585-0100)
Each homeschool program is adapted for ages 5-9 and ages 10-17. Pre-registration is required; call 248-858-0916 on weekdays during regular business hours; no on-site registration will be available. Sessions are designed as drop-off programs for youth. Sessions run 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. All students are welcome, whether from a traditional homeschool, pod or virtual learning setting. A release form must be completed with registration. Cost: $10/session. Programs may take place outdoors – under a tent or on a trail. A water bottle and outdoor dress are recommended. Hosted by Oakland County Parks and Recreation.

Friday, December 10, 2021 from 10:30a-11:30a
Oakland County Parks Events – Puddle Jumper Series
Wint Nature Center (9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, MI, 248-625-6473)
Children ages 3-6 can have some nature fun as they increase their love for the great outdoors. A naturalist will engage children with a story, nature talk and related activity. Each child will receive a craft kit to take and make at home. Suitable for ages 3-6. Events in this series take place the second Friday of each month. $4/child. Pre-registration with payment required. Call 248-858-0916 weekdays. Hosted by Oakland County Parks and Recreation.

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 from 10:30a-12:30p
Oakland County Parks Events – Homeschool Program: Watersheds
Wint Nature Center (9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, MI, 248-625-6473)
Each homeschool program is adapted for ages 5-9 and ages 10-17. Pre-registration is required; call 248-858-0916 on weekdays during regular business hours; no on-site registration will be available. Sessions are designed as drop-off programs for youth. Sessions run 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. All students are welcome, whether from a traditional homeschool, pod or virtual learning setting. A release form must be completed with registration. Cost: $10/session. Programs may take place outdoors – under a tent or on a trail. A water bottle and outdoor dress are recommended. Hosted by Oakland County Parks and Recreation.

Friday, December 24, 2021 (Christmas Eve) – Oakland County Parks and Recreation celebrates Guest Appreciation Day by offering free daily park entry on December 24. Experience natural areas, trails and all park amenities at Addison Oaks, Highland Oaks, Independence Oaks, Lyon Oaks, Orion Oaks and Rose Oaks county parks. Visitors can enjoy free daily park entry with access to natural areas, trails, dog parks and all park amenities. Park hours are 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset, or as posted at the park. For more info, call 1-888-OCParks

Saturday, December 25, 2021 (Christmas) – Oakland County Parks and Recreation celebrates Guest Appreciation Day by offering free daily park entry on Christmas. Experience natural areas, trails and all park amenities at Addison Oaks, Highland Oaks, Independence Oaks, Lyon Oaks, Orion Oaks and Rose Oaks county parks. Visitors can enjoy free daily park entry with access to natural areas, trails, dog parks and all park amenities. Park hours are 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset, or as posted at the park. For more info, call 1-888-OCParks

Friday, December 31, 2021 (New Year’s Eve) – Oakland County Parks and Recreation celebrates Guest Appreciation Day by offering complimentary park entry on December 31. Experience natural areas, trails and all park amenities at Addison Oaks, Highland Oaks, Independence Oaks, Lyon Oaks, Orion Oaks and Rose Oaks county parks. Visitors can enjoy free daily park entry with access to natural areas, trails, dog parks and all park amenities. Park hours are 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset, or as posted at the park. For more info, call 1-888-OCParks

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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

Holly Oaks ORV Park
13536 Dixie Hwy, Holly, MI 48442
248-653-0710
hollyoaksorvpark@oakgov.com

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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