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Oakland County Parks Dog Parks

LYON OAKS DOG PARK 
Features a 13-acre fenced enclosure with small dog area, benches, shelter and picnic tables, water fountain and field training area. We also offer a Pay Station (just past the Contact Station) where Daily Vehicle Permits can be purchased for $5 for entry into the Dog Park.

ORION OAKS DOG PARK
Offers a 24-acre fenced enclosure with small dog area, including two trails, picnic shelter, drinking water, field area, new parking lot; and access to Lake Sixteen for swimming (sorry, dogs only!)  Modern restrooms are available.

Orion Oaks Dog Park includes three separate sections (A, B, C), which are rotated on a monthly basis.  B-section will be open during the month of June, and so on.  Please note that the park manager may change the open area at any time, due to turf conditions.  Call 248-625-0877 for current information. The Orion Oaks Dog Park entrance is on Joslyn Road, between Clarkston and Scripps Roads.

RED OAKS DOG PARK 
This 5.2-acre site accessible from Dequindre Road (around the corner from the Red Oaks Waterpark) offers up to four fenced enclosures including one for smaller dogs. Pet-lover amenities also include a pets-only drinking water source, picnic shelter, pet waste stations and a paved parking lot. 

Open dog park areas are rotated seasonally to maintain optimal turf conditions.

  • Doggie drinking water at Orion Oaks Dog Park only
  • Picnic tables and benches
  • Restroom facilities at Orion Oaks Dog Park
  • Pet waste bags

Information on dogs and snake bites

Coyote Information

Hours of Operation: 
Orion Oaks
Dog Park is open 8 a.m. - ½ hour after sunset, or as posted at gate entrance.
Lyon Oaks Dog Park is open 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset or as posted.
Red Oaks Dog Park is open 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. or as posted.

Dog Park Rules can be found via the link at top left of this page.

Please note that Oakland County Parks and Recreation staff routinely photographs and videotapes guests enjoying Oakland County Parks, facilities, events and equipment. These images may be used in print, visual presentations and on the website to promote the parks system. If you do not wish yourself and/or children to be photographed, please inform the photographer at that time. Enjoy your visit!

Other Oakland County Parks Welcome Dogs Too!

Canines are welcome on-leash at Addison Oaks, Catalpa Oaks, Groveland Oaks, Highland Oaks, Independence Oaks, Lyon Oaks, Orion Oaks, Rose Oaks and Waterford Oaks.

Please note that dogs are NOT allowed in any waterways (except where postings allow), public buildings, picnic areas or golf courses throughout the parks system.

Dogs visiting the Oakland County Parks are required to be on a six-foot-long leash unless inside a Dog Park enclosure. Keeping your pet on leash and on designated park trails in natural areas helps prevent erosion and destruction of trailside vegetation. Wildlife may not survive an encounter with an unleashed dog; a dog may innocently destroy the homes of ground-nesting animals and may maim or kill wildlife.

For the health and safety of animals and humans alike, pet owners visiting any of the Oakland County Parks are asked to clean up after their dogs. Free pet waste bags are provided.


News

Red Oaks Dog Park is open 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. or as posted. 

Beginning Monday, April 14, 2014Red Oaks Dog Park will be switching to Dog Area A.

If you would like to reserve a dog park area or the pavilion at Red Oaks Dog Park for a private party, a tail-wagging doggie group get together or dog club event please contact Laurie Stasiak at stasiakl@oakgov.com.

Events

Events for Canines and their companions are held throughout the year.

View dog park events here.

Fees & Permits
Daily pass or Annual Vehicle Permit required. Please purchase prior to arrival as permits are not always available at the park.
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