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.

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. 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.

This 5.2-acre site accessible from Dequindre Road 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.

Dog park areas are rotated seasonally to maintain optimal turf conditions.

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

Information on dogs and snake bites

Coyote Information

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.

Dogs visiting 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.

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.


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

Lyon Oaks and Orion Oaks dog parks open until 8 p.m., Thursday-Saturday.

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! Contact Laurie Stasiak at [email protected]


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

View dog park events here.

Fees & Permits

Daily pass or Annual Vehicle Permit is required. Purchase prior to arrival as permits are not always available at the park.


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