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Recreation Assistance Partnership Program

The Oakland County Parks and Recreation Commission approved $150,000 to support the 2016 Recreation Assistance Partnership Program.

Initiated in 1982, the program grants recreation opportunities and experiences including outreach programs and bus transportation. RAPP is an element of the parks system’s evolving Strategic Master Plan to serve all areas and citizens of the County of Oakland, and to create community through people, parks and programs.

RAPP offers support in outreach programming to cities, villages and townships; community parks and recreation departments; schools; downtown development authorities; non-profit organizations; and underserved populations.

2016 RAPP Letter

The 2016 RAPP Program will offer support in outreach programming from Memorial Day through Labor Day. 

Community Outreach: Each group is eligible for two outreach programs (GO! Cache, GO! Fish, or GO! Golf Clinics, Festival II, Bouncer, or Mini Festival), one nature education (Nature Discovery, Star Lab and Field Trips) plus one bus trip.

Community Collaborations: Community Collaborations are available to cities, villages and townships for large scale community events and festivals. Eligible Communities needs to partner with surrounding community or another partner within their community.

Main Street Oakland County: Grants are available to qualifying communities as defined by the Main Street Oakland County Program. 
RAPP Granting Cycle:  
 Jan. 15–Aug. 19 
 Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
 Grants will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Oakland County Parks and Recreation cannot guarantee that specific dates and times will be available upon approval.

Reservations can only be made and used after you have been approved for the program. Reservations made prior to approval may not be switched to a RAPP rental. For more information, contact recreation services at 248-858-0916.



To apply for the Recreation Assistance Partnership Program, submit a completed application to:

  Oakland County Parks and Recreation
  Attn: RAPP

  2800 Watkins Lake Road
  Waterford MI  48328
Deadline for submission: A minimum of four weeks prior to your event or program. RAPP visits can take place only from Memorial Day-Labor Day.