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Oakland County Parks

13 parks, 5 golf courses 3 dog parks, 2 nature centers. The parks offer year-round recreation, including swimming, camping, hiking, boating, golfing and picnicking to cross country skiing, ice skating and ice fishing. For information call 88-OCPARKS or visit www.oakgov.com.

Independence Oaks, on Sashabaw Road in Clarkston. A naturally-maintained, 1,276 acre park with picnicking, hiking, fishing, swimming, boating (Crooked Lake) youth group camping, nature study, 12 miles of nature and ski trails with two paved trails. Also includes Wint Nature Center and Cohn Amphitheater.

Red Oaks, Madison Heights. The waterpark is located on 13 Mile Road and offers: Soak Station, a children’s water playground; River Ride a 1,000 foot raft ride with sprays; Spray ‘n Play, a toddler water play area; Terrific Tides wave-action pool; and Triple Turn, a giant triple flume waterslide. The golf course is located on John R and is a completely redesigned Jerry Matthews course with three sets of tees; bunkers, berms and larger greens; and a 2,700 square-foot clubhouse. Orion Oaks, Clarkston Road, Orion Township. Nature preserve of more than 916

acres of green space. Amenities include fishing on 90-acre Lake Sixteen, hiking, bird watching and mountain biking. Wheelchair-accessible fishing deck is also available. A 13-acre off-leash Bark Park offers swimming access.

Rose Oaks, Fish Lake Road, Rose Township. The parks has 640 acres of gently rolling terrain with open meadows, wooded uplands and valuable wetlands. Hiking, bird watching and fishing are available.

Groveland Oaks, Dixie Highway at Grange Hall Road, Holly. This park offers camping

Waterford Oaks, Watkins Lake in Waterford. Enjoy active recreation at this 185-acre park near Pontiac with a BMX track, court games complex and paved walking and nature trails. This park is also home to Oakland County’s waterpark offering The Wave, a 475,000 gallon wave-action swimming pool; Ragin’ Rapids group raft ride; the Big Bucket water playscape; and the Slidewinder, a giant double waterslide.

Springfield Oaks, Andersonville Road near Hall Road, Davisburg. A large activity center and surrounding grounds hosts the annual Oakland County Fair. The 18-hole, par 71 golf course also has a clubhouse, pro shop, cart rental, bar and grill room. Home to a 5-acre community garden, 2 outdoor arenas and an indoor arena in the grand 14,000 historic Ellis Barn, built in 1885. Highland Oaks (new to the park system), is located at the intersection of Milford Road and White Lake Road. Offers 302 acres of wetlands, forests and meadows. Archery deer hunting is allowed October 1 - January 1. DNR rules apply.

Catalpa Oaks, on Catalpa Dr. in Southfield. Offers 25 acres of open space featuring six soccer fields, a baseball diamond and softball field.

Glen Oaks Golf Course, 1 3 Mile Road, Farmington Hills. An 18-hole, par 70 course with facilities for weddings/receptions, banquets and golf outings.

White Lake Oaks Golf Course, Williams Lake Road, White Lake Township. This 18-hole, par 70 course has banquet facilities for up to 300.

with 269 modern campsites with electrical/water hookups, plus 194 additional sites with electrical hookups and water nearby. There are also six rental log cabins with electricity available onsite. A sandy beach and waterslide are found on Stewart Lake with rowboat, paddleboat and specialty bike rentals. Picnicking and three islands available for group outings.

With access to over 123 miles of trails and 184 recreation lakes, outdoor recreation opportunities abound! For more information, log on to www.livgov.com or call (517) 546-7555

Lyon Oaks, Pontiac Trail, Wixom. This park has a day-use area with hiking trails,

and Barnard Streets. The park has a beach, fishing, swimming, boat launch, softball diamonds, volleyball courts, sledding and tobogganing, playground.

Addison Oaks, West Romeo Road, near Oxford. This scenic 1,140 acre park

offers, swimming, picnicking, 24 hole Disc Golf, row, pedal boat and mountain bike rentals and over 20 miles of trails. There is also a 174 site campground and rental cabins. An elegant conference center is available to rent for weddings and banquets.

picnic area with shelter, playground and a 13-acre, fenced, off-leash Bark Park. Lyon Oaks Nature Center offers interpretive programs. The adjacent 18-hole, Arthur Hills-designed golf course offers bent grass greens, tees and fairways, plus a stateof-the-art practice facility and driving range. The golf course’s picturesque clubhouse accommodates up to 450.

Livingston County Parks & Open Space

Brighton Recreation Area (see State Parks) Howell City Park – (517) 546-0693. Located in Howell at the corner of Thompson

Meijer Skate Park – In Brighton, (810) 225-8096. Offers a regulation size inline hockey rink, a 1/2 mile asphalt inline skating trail, and skateboard challenge section.

Mill Pond Area – (810) 227-9005. Located at W. Main and St. Paul Streets in downtown Brighton. Imagination Station Playground, the Mill Pond Walkway and a performance shelter.

Lutz County Park – At Lutz and Cohoctah Roads in Deerfield Township. The county’s first park is 300 acres of natural habitat complete with trails for hiking, biking and cross-country skiing. Picnic tables provided. Free access dawn until dusk. Huron Meadows Metropark (see Huron Clinton Metroparks) Island Lake Recreation Area (see State Parks) Kensington Metropark (see Huron Clinton Metroparks) Lakelands Trail (see State Parks) Pinckney Recreation Area (see State Parks)

ZIPLINE

Oakland County Parks has a zipline that move from park to park and it’s available for rent! Log on to www.OaklandCountyParks.com to check out its current locationand rental information. 80

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