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Picnic Shelter & Facility Rentals

Perfect picnic spots are just a short drive away. Oakland County Parks has seven locations for special occasions such as company picnics, family reunions, birthday parties and more.

All picnic facilities offer:

  • Shelters & tents for groups of 20- 1,000
  • Sites can accommodate 20-800+
  • Large outdoor cooking grills, sand volleyball and horseshoes pits
  • Special packages for Mobile Recreation "fun on wheels" units - Climbing Tower, Inflatable Bouncers and more

Addison Oaks 
1480 West Romeo Road, nine miles north of Rochester

Life-guarded beach, playground, disc golf course, ball field, horseshoes pits, hiking, mountain bike, equestrian and paved trails, boat and mountain bike rentals, sand volleyball courts, and fishing.

  Beachfront Lakeview  Timber Ridge
Capacity 350 people 350 people 350 people
Rental Fee $250 $250 $250
Parking Capacity 200 200 200

Catalpa Oaks
27705 Greenfield Road, Southfield MI 48076

Universally-accessible playground located nearby. Any merchandise to be sold, or banner to be hung, must obtain prior approval.
  Catalpa Pavilion
Capacity 128 people
Rental Fee (Mon-Fri) $150
Rental Fee (Sat-Sun-Hol) $200
Parking Capacity 148

Groveland Oaks 
14555 Dixie Highway at Grange Hall Road

Life-guarded beach and waterslide, playground, hiking trail, mini golf, skate park area, horseshoes pits, fishing, boat and specialty bike rentals. 

  Virgin Island Devils Island   Paradise Island  
Capacity   50 people 100 people 100 people
Rental Fee $150  $125 $200
Parking Capacity 15  25  25 

Independence Oaks 
9501 Sashabaw Road, 2 ½ miles north of I-75, exit 89

Life-guarded beach, nature center, hiking trails, boat rentals, fishing, playground, sand volleyball courts, ball field, and horseshoes pits. Fire rings and water frontage at some sites. Fireplace at Twin Chimneys.

  Twin Chimneys Pine Grove  Moraine Knoll   Beach Cove 
Capacity  800 people 300 people 500 people 150 people
Rental Fee  $425  $325 $350 $275
Parking Capacity  250  117 143 45

  Lake View   Lake Point Trail Side  
Capacity  200 people 80 people 175 people
Rental Fee  $275 $275 $250
Parking Capacity  69  25 60

Lyon Oaks 
52251 Pontiac Trail, Lyon Township

Dog Park and hiking trails.
  Wood's Edge 
Capacity  150 people/area; 75 people/pavilion  
Rental Fee  $200 
Parking Capacity   50 

Red Oaks Waterpark 
1455 East 13 Mile Road, between John R and Dequindre roads

Terrific Tides (wave-action pool), Triple Turn (giant triple waterslide), River Ride (tube ride), Spray & Play (tot wet deck), and Soak Station (children's water playground). Concessions, bathhouse with showers and lockers, lounge chairs and tubes
Waterpark shelter is located inside Red Oaks Waterpark. Purchase of an admission ticket is required for all people entering the park to access the shelter.

  Riverview Picnic Grove
  (20' x 40' Tent) (20' x 40' Tent)
Capacity  80 people 80 people
Rental Fee 

$50 (Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-3 p.m.)

$200 (Sat./Sun., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.)

$50 (Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-3 p.m.)

$200 (Sat./Sun., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.)

Waterford Oaks 
2800 Watkins Lake Road, between Scott Lake and Pontiac Lake Road.

Special Waterford Oaks Waterpark rates available for summer facility rentals at Lookout Lodge, Activity Center, Paradise Pavilion and Parkview Shelter.  Please call for more information and requirements. Handy reference chart.

Lookout Lodge is available for rent year-round. Features a fireplace, eating/meeting room and food preparation area, modern restrooms, deck, scenic overlook and select audio/video equipment.

     Fees:  $250/6 hrs.        Monday-Sunday
                $125/4 hrs. for Meetings Only       Monday-Friday       
                $200 Security Deposit required without Alcohol: 
                $300 with Alcohol

The Waterford Oaks Activity Center features an open floor plan accommodating 200, plus adjacent bar area, coat room, dance floor and select audio- visual equipment.     

     Fees:  $350/6 hrs. Monday-Sunday
                $125/4 hrs. for Meetings Only
                $200 Security Deposit required without Alcohol:
                $300 with Alcohol


Paradise Peninsula Pavilion 

    (40' x 80' Tent) 
Capacity  300 people 500 people
Rental Fees 

Mon. - Sunday

$200 Security Deposit required without Alcohol:
$300 with Alcohol

Mon. - Sunday

$200 Security Deposit required without Alcohol: 
$300 with Alcohol

Parking Capacity  200 300

Waterford Oaks Waterpark 
1702 Scott Lake Road, between Watkins Lake Road and Dixie Highway

Features Ragin' Rapids (group raft ride), The Wave (wave-action pool) and The Big Bucket (children's interactive water playground); large grills, sand volleyball courts, concessions, bathhouse with showers and lockers, lounge chairs and tubes.
Full payment of shelter is due at the time the reservation is booked. Reservations will not be held while waiting for payment. A reservation is not booked or complete, meaning you do not have a reservation, until:

  • All appropriate payments have been made
  • A contract has been generated
  • A copy of the contract has been sent to the person reserving the shelter

All reservations must be completely booked one business day  (Mon.- Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.) before the desired reservation date. No exceptions.

Shelter Reservations
Waterpark shelter reservation start and end times are listed on the reservation receipt under "Time." It is expected that at least one representative from the reserving party will be present at the waterpark and monitoring the shelter at the start of the reservation time. Waterpark staff will ensure that signs are posted to signify that the shelter is reserved. Waterpark staff will not be responsible for watching the shelter to prevent anyone from occupying the space. If there are no members from the reserving party present at the shelter 2 hours after the reservation begins, the reservation will be considered cancelled. All reservation signs will be taken down and the shelter will become available for anyone to utilize. No refund of the shelter reservation fee will be available.

All shelter reservations are subject to the Reservation Terms and Conditions. Early/late season and holiday restrictions apply.

  Poolside Pavilion  Pine Cove
    (30' x 50' Tent) 
Capacity  75 people 200 people
Rental Fee 

$50 (Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-3 p.m.)

$150 (Sat./Sun., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.)

$50 (Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-3 p.m.)

$150 (Sat./Sun., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.)