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12/16/2014
Oakland County Parks and Recreation is already preparing for another summer of fun by hiring new lifeguards and retraining returning ones for its two waterparks and three beaches.
 
12/8/2014
Escape the hustle and bustle of the holiday season by visiting an Oakland County Park on Guest Appreciation Days.
On Christmas Eve, visitors can enjoy free daily park entry with access to natural areas, trails and park amenities at these Oakland County Parks: Addison Oaks, Highland Oaks, Independence Oaks, Lyon Oaks, Orion Oaks, Red Oaks and Rose Oaks.
12/3/2014
ith winter quickly approaching, it’s time to start thinking about fun outdoor activities in the snow.
Registration is now open for the popular Cross-Country Ski School at Independence Oaks County Park. People of all ages can learn how to cross-country ski on some of the area’s premier groomed trails.
11/24/2014
Guest Appreciation Day will be held Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27 at six Oakland County Parks. Visitors can enjoy free daily park entry with access to natural areas, trails and all park amenities.
The offer is available at Addison Oaks, Highland Oaks, Independence Oaks, Lyon Oaks, Orion Oaks and Rose Oaks as well as the three dog parks at Lyon Oaks, Orion Oaks and Red Oaks.
 
11/18/2014
EVENT NAME:          Holiday Shopping Nights
WHAT:                    Jump start your shopping at Oakland County Market’s Holiday Shopping Nights. This is a great opportunity to find unique seasonal gifts for your friends and family! Support local farmers and artisans by purchasing crafts, jewelry, art, decorations, gift baskets and holiday greens and wreaths!
                                   
WHEN:                       Tuesday, Nov. 25
                                 Thursday, Dec. 4
4:30-8 p.m.
11/18/2014
Remember piling in the car as a kid and driving around looking at holiday lights? Let OCParks Express do the driving and just sit back and enjoy!
11/12/2014
EVENT NAME:  Jingle Bell Ball
WHAT:  Individuals 18 years and older with developmental disabilities are invited to celebrate the holidays at the Jingle Bell Ball. Sponsored by Oakland County Parks and Recreation and Wright and Filippis/Filippis Foundation, the evening will feature dinner, music, dancing and a visit from Santa. Dinner will be served until 7:30 p.m.
11/12/2014
WHAT:  Oakland County Parks and Recreation will hold two New Year’s celebration for individuals 18 years and older with developmental disabilities. Sponsored by Wright and Filippis/Filippis Foundation, the Almost New Year’s parties will include pizza, music, dancing and other New Year’s festivities.
11/4/2014
Oakland County Parks and Recreation will provide temporary lighting for Orion Oaks and Lyon Oaks dog parks, extending the parks’ hours to 8 p.m., Thursdays – Saturdays, Nov. 6 - Dec. 27.
“As daylight is growing shorter and shorter, these portable lights will give us the opportunity to keep our dog parks open beyond our regular hours, on selected nights, to better accommodate our dog park users,” Recreation Program Supervisor Laurie Stasiak said.
 
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