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7/16/2014
Celebrating 40 years of Bicycle Motocross, Waterford Oaks BMX track will host the Michigan BMX State Series July 19 and the USA BMX Great Lakes Nationals races July 25-27.
7/10/2014
Campers can now continue to reach out to the world while enjoying the great outdoors through the new Wi-Fi hot spots at Addison Oaks and Groveland Oaks county parks campgrounds.
7/3/2014
Oakland County Parks and Recreation encourages families to celebrate July is National Park and Recreation Month by participating in events that promote healthy, active lifestyles at Oakland County Parks.
 
7/2/2014
With a July kick off to celebrate “National Parks and Recreation Month”, the Oakland County Parks and Oakland Parks Foundation announce the inaugural “Pics of the Parks” photo contest. The contest is also sponsored by The Oakland Press.
 
6/27/2014
A summer tradition is here again - the Oakland County Fair runs July 4 – 13 at Springfield Oaks County Park in Davisburg.
Grandstand events, contests, fair food, Big Rock Amusements Carnival, fireworks, free live concerts and the famous 50¢ bottomless glass of chocolate milk are fair favorites. Visitors can stroll through many barns to see horses, cattle, sheep, pigs, rabbits and newborn animals in the Miracle of Birth Barn.
6/25/2014
Join Dr. Denise Graye of Abbey East Animal Hospital to discuss heartworm disease, fleas and ticks at Canines, Coffee & Conversation, Saturday, July 12 at Red Oaks Dog Park in Madison Heights from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
 
6/23/2014
WHAT: Families are invited to celebrate Independence Day weekend with fireworks celebrations on July 4 at the Oakland County Fair at Springfield Oaks County Park or Addison Oaks campground; and July 5 at Groveland Oaks campground. Spend the weekend at either campground and enjoy music, crafts, inflatables, pony rides, DJ dance, group games and more.
The Oakland County Fair opening day fireworks celebration kicks off 10 days of fun, right after the free
T.J. Craven concert 8 – 10 p.m. with fair admission.
 
6/5/2014
Waterford Oaks BMX (Bicycle Motocross) track celebrates 40 years of continuous operation this year, making it one of the longest running tracks in the country.
BMX is a sport where riders of all ages use manual power to maneuver a pedal bike over jumps, banked corners and other obstacles. It is an Olympic sport and many universities offer scholarships to racers.
5/30/2014
EVENT NAME:  River Walk
WHAT:  Those seeking the benefits of exercise with gentle resistance in the water are invited to participate in River Walk at Red Oaks Waterpark’s 1,000 foot River Ride in Madison Heights. For individuals ages 15 and older. The river is
2’ 7” deep with a sloped entrance. Ideal for individuals with disabilities or joint replacements. 
5/30/2014
  Children with disabilities, ages 6-17, have the chance to take a bird’s eye view of Michigan’s countryside at Oakland County Parks’ Dreams and Wings. The free event is held at Oakland County International Airport Saturday, July 12.
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