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The Oakland County Parks and Recreation has announced expanded hours and additional offerings at Red Oaks Nature Center in Madison Heights.
Get outside and have some fun this winter with platform tennis. A free platform tennis clinic has been scheduled from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12 at Waterford Oaks County Park.
There isn’t a reason to stop cycling during the winter. Addison Oaks County Park now offers groomed trails for fat tire biking.
Fat tire biking is similar to mountain biking, except fat tire bikes are built on a frame specifically designed to support wide, knobby tires. These over-sized tires provide a smooth ride, so they fare very well on groomed, snow-covered trail surfaces all season long.
The Oakland County Parks and Recreation Commission announces the addition of a new commissioner—newly elected Chairman of the Road Commission of Oakland County Ron Fowkes of Milford who will replace former Road Commission Chairman Greg Jamian on the commission.
Children can kick the winter doldrums by participating in the Youth Abilities Saturday Sports Special sessions planned for January through March.
EVENT NAME:  Valentine Social
WHAT:  Oakland County Parks and Recreation will hold two Valentine Socials for individuals 18 years and older with developmental disabilities. The parties will include music and plenty of opportunities to socialize.
WHEN:  Friday, Feb. 6
            Friday, Feb. 13
7-9 p.m.
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.
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.