West Bloomfield Parks Events

West Bloomfield Parks – West Bloomfield Parks events and programs. Info on youth programs, adult programs, and programs for adults age 50+. 

Its mission is to meet the community’s recreation, leisure and social needs by acquiring and enhancing public parkland and supporting year-round facilities and programs for youth, teens, adults, families and seniors. West Bloomfield Parks goal is to enhance the quality of life in the community by providing facilities, programs and natural settings for the enjoyment of residents.

Overseen by seven, publicly elected commissioners, and managed by a commission appointed Director, WBPRC oversees the maintenance and programming for 580 acres divided over 12 township parks.

Upcoming West Bloomfield Parks Events – FALL 2020

UPDATE 7/23 – WB Parks has been one of the few leading local Oakland County Parks and Recreation departments during covid to demonstrate a committed effort to hosting great outdoor and virtual recreational programs safely during this pandemic. They have even taken effort to ensure some of their most popular events, cancelled by covid, were re-scheduled. Many WB programs, including many of the programs listed below, are open to non-residents of West Bloomfield in addition to the residents.

Wednesday, October 14, Thursday, October 15, Friday, October 15, from 4p-8p (hayrides leave every half hour
West Bloomfield Parks Events – Marshbank Park Hayrides
Marshbank Park (2805 Hiller Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48324)
Experience the changing seasons at Marshbank Park while enjoying a 20 minute tractor-drawn hayride. You’ll encounter a few nature knowledge stops along your route for added adventure. Take your picnic blanket and find a cozy spot to delight in cider and a seasonal treat. There will be a to-go craft kit too! The registration fee is for one time slot and includes a private hayride for your group of 20 maximum people, cider and treat, craft and 4 roll up picnic blankets. This program and the fee has been adapted to adjust to covid guidelines, your hayride is private for your selected group of 20 maximum. Pre-register here

Sunday, October 25, 2020 from 1p-5p
West Bloomfield Parks Event – Park-To-Treat-To-Go
Recreation Activities Center (4640 Walnut Lake Rd, West Bloomfield Township, MI 48323)
The treats come to you! Guests park their car and show off their costumes. A parade of costumed characters will come to you to hand out candy to all the trick or treaters. Ages 2-12. One car per family. Cost is $7 per resident child or $9 per non-resident child. Pre-register here

Thursday, October 29, 2020 from 5p-6:30p
West Bloomfield Events – Pumpkin Science
Recreation Activities Center (4640 Walnut Lake Rd, West Bloomfield Township, MI 48323)
Learn about pumpkins, make pumpkin slime and a pumpkin volcano. Each participant will take home their own decorated pumpkin. Ages 3+. Cost is $8 per resident child or $13 per non-resident child. Pre-register here

Saturday, November 14, 2020 from 7p-8p
West Bloomfield Events – Owl Prowl
Marshbank Park (2805 Hiller Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48324)
Walk the trails at the Civic Center and try to call out owls for a visit. Before the hike, participants will learn more about owls and their prey. Ages 7+. Cost is $5 per resident child or $10 per non-resident child. Pre-register here

Saturday, December 5, 2020 from 11a-1p (4 time slots to choose from)
West Bloomfield Parks Event – Letter to Santa
Recreation Activities Center (4640 Walnut Lake Rd, West Bloomfield Township, MI 48323)
Meet Santa Claus and drop off your personal letter to him in person. Meet Santa and his helpers and receive a special goody bag. All ages event. Cost is per child. Choose from 1 of 4 time slots to arrive. Cost is $7 per resident child or $9 per non-resident child. Pre-register here

Monday, December 21, 2020 from 5p-7p
West Bloomfield Event – Winter Solstice Celebration
Recreation Activities Center (4640 Walnut Lake Rd, West Bloomfield Township, MI 48323)
Learn about the different solstice celebrations from around the world, roast a marshmallow, create a craft and explore the lantern lit trail. This event is entirely outside so dress accordingly. Cost is $7 per resident or $9 per non-resident. Registration opens 10/9/20.  Oakland Astronomy Club will be guiding you through the night sky (weather permitting). Warm cocoa will be waiting for you at the end of the trail. A take home craft kit will be provided. This event is entirely outside; dress accordingly. Masks will be required during the entirety of the event. This is self-guided walk along the lantern lit trail. Following current health dept. guidelines, this is a single family experience. Each family will walk the trail on their own and encounter nature stations along the way. Pre-register here

WB Parks is also hosting FREE Mommy & Me Hikes, Bird Walks, Nature for Homeschoolers, and more outdoor events. In addition, they are also hosting virtual Zoom opportunities. Check out their website for more info.

Nature Room and Outdoor Natural Play Area Open Hours

Snowshoes –  West Bloomfield Parks rents snowshoes from The Recreation Activities Center to be used on the Civic Center Trails. Click here for full details.


WB Kickers Soccer League
School Break Camps
Mommy & Me Programs
Live Animal Shows
Family Hikes
and many more


Fitness Classes
Dog Training and Recreation
Financial Planning
and many more


Tai Chi
Open Game Rooms
Fitness Classes
Exciting Excursions
Educational Series

The new senior services facility is NOW OPEN. The space, called Connect, is located in the Orchard Mall at 6335A Orchard Lake Rd. Click here for details.

Most West Bloomfield Parks programs are also open to non-residents. Visit www.wbparks.org to learn more about their programs and download their latest brochures full of family fun events and activities.


Click here to view the 2020 Fall Guide

PHOTO CREDIT (with permission) – www.wbparks.org

West Bloomfield Parks
4640 Walnut Lake Road
West Bloomfield Township, MI 48323

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For more info on West Bloomfield Parks programs, www.wbparks.org.

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