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History Buffs

There’s rich history in Oakland County, and the 13 Oakland County Parks are no exception!

Did you know…

  • One of the Oakland County Parks was destined to become a gravel pit before it was acquired as park land?
  • Did you know three (?) park facilities have Michigan Historical designations?
  • One of the oldest structures in Waterford, MI is located at Waterford Oaks County Park?
  • The Ellis Barn dates back to the 1800s and was integral in the development of Oakland County’s road system

Oakland County is fortunate to have many historical societies and commissions which have accumulated a wealth of information. Programs and events are offered. Click for details. 
 


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