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Waterford Oaks

Ladies walking through Waterford Oaks.Waterford Oaks is a 185-acre park near Pontiac, headquarters of the Oakland County Parks and Recreation Commission, ACTION is the name of the game at Waterford Oaks:

  • More than three miles of hiking trails 
  • Geocaching
  • Waterford Oaks Waterpark features a wave-action pool, group raft ride and interactive water playground
  • Bicycle motocross track is open from early May through October, with practices Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Bike and helmet rentals are available, and clinics are offered throughout the season. USA BMX-sanctioned racing on Saturdays.
  • Paradise Peninsula Playscape is a universally-accessible playground that invites children and adults to explore and play. 
  • Sand volleyball and outdoor fitness equipment
  • Platform Tennis is Played October through April on two lighted courts. The platform surface is heated to remove ice and snow.
  • The Activity Center and Lookout Lodge are available for group rentals
  • Picnic shelters are available for group rentals.
  • Oakland County Market features a farmers market three days a week
  • The Family Sledding Hill at Waterford Oaks will be open daily from sunrise to sunset
  • Greenhouse grows annual flowers for park entrances, golf course clubhouses, and conference center facilities. A group of dedicated volunteers oversee and facilitate all transplanting and plant production. It is located on Scott Lake Road between Watkins Lake Road and Dixie Highway.
  • Located near the Greenhouse is the Ernst Barn, which is one of the oldest standing structures in Waterford Township. Click to hear a podcast about Ernst Barn.  

  • Photos

    Waterpark, BMX, Lookout Lodge & Platform Tennis
    1702 Scott Lake Road
    Waterford, MI  48328
    (Between Dixie Highway and Pontiac Lake Road)

    Sunrise to sunset. Open year round.

    248-858-0918 (Waterpark)
    248-858-0915 (BMX)
    248-858-0916 (Lookout Lodge info)

    Administrative Offices (Building 97B)
    & Activity Center (Building 97C)
    2800 Watkins Lake Road
    Waterford, MI  48328

    248-858-0916 (Activity Center)
    248-858-0906 (Administration Offices)

    Oakland County Market
    2350 Pontiac Lake Road
    Waterford, MI 48328
    (Between Telegraph Road and County Center Drive)


    Directions - Park
    Directions - Admin

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