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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?
  • There are three park facilities that 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?

Addison Oaks has a rich history dating back more than 100 years. Its elegant and distinctive English Tudor-style manor home is set amidst dramatic willows and surrounded by a formal flower garden.

Oakland County is fortunate to have many historical societies and commissions which have accumulated a wealth of information.