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Whether you're looking for a solitary place in nature to take a walk or hike, or are planning a family reunion -- Oakland County Parks have it all.

Highlights of Oakland County Parks include two nature centers, five golf courses, wedding and banquet facilities, an action-packed BMX race track and two waterparks.

The County's extensive Oak Routes Trail Network connects urban to rural, through pristine natural areas, rivers and streams. Cross-country ski, ice fish or just take a stroll through a vastly preserved country-side, before you head back to your busy week ahead.

Get away from it all for a day, or just for an hour -- all right in your own backyard.

The Oakland County Sheriff's Office Parks Unit provides law enforcement services to all 13 county parks, including Addison Oaks, Groveland Oaks, Independence Oaks, Red Oaks and Waterford Oaks County Parks. The park officers provide both a visible patrol force and supervise work details of prisoner trustys who help keep our parks among the most clean and beautiful in the state. Deputies provide a number of services including citizen assists, traffic enforcement, and responding to dispatched calls for police services within the parks.


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, inform the photographer at that time.

Fees & Permits

Daily pass or annual vehicle permit required prior to arrival. (From late October through mid-May, permits are not always available at the park). View park fees and purchase permits online. 

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Parks Rules & Regulations
Pursuant to Act 261 of the Public Acts of the State of Michigan of 1965, as amended, the Oakland County Parks and Recreation Commission herewith promulgates and publishes the following rules for use, protection, regulation and control of all of its services, facilities and parks, recreation, conservation, education, historic, and scenic areas and preserves and parkways.
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