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Sports and Recreation Professional Sports Teams of Southeast Michigan Detroit Lions (NFL)

Ford Field Detroit (313) 262-2009

Detroit Tigers (MLB)

Comerica Park Detroit (313) 471-BALL

Detroit Pistons (NBA)

Little Caesars Arena (248) 377-0100

Detroit Red Wings (NHL) Little Caesars Arena (313) 471-7444

United Shore Professional Baseball

@ Jimmy John’s Field in Utica Michigan Independent minor league baseball.

Metro Area Sports & Recreation Websites

Oakland County parks system (See full listing at end of this section.)

This site offers a neat list of links to an unusual variety of sports and amusement locations throughout the area. It covers everything from archery to wrestling, boxing and scuba diving.

The home of the Michigan High School Athletic Association. All sorts of information regarding every high school sport, rules and regulations are located here!

A specific list of outdoor venues close to home, including boating, hunting and snowmobiling. The site includes addresses, phone numbers and descriptions of recreational areas.

Local Community Facilities Oakland Township Parks and Recreation (248) 651-7810

4480 Orion Rd., Rochester 48306 Oakland township offers seasonal programs for residents and non-residents.

Bear Creek Nature Park Playground for children 5-12, picnic shelter, grill, trails, boardwalks and docks. Outdoor ice rink conditions permitting.

Cranberry Lake Park Site of Oakland Township’s historic district. Trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding.

Draper Twin Lake Park Shoreline fishing, trails, biking, cross-country skiing.

Gallagher Creek Park Playground, picnic pavilion, restrooms.

Lost Lake Nature Park Sledding hill and warming shelter, kayak rentals, nature center, floating docks, wetlands and farmlands.

Marsh View Park Features a beginning archery range, basketball court, scenic overlook, trails, picnic area, active recreation fields, and outdoor ice rink.

Paint Creek Trail 5.3 of the 8.9 miles run thru Oakland Township.

Stony Creek Ravine Nature Park Pedestrian trail map is available online. Rochester Avon Recreation Authority (248) 656-8308 500 E Second St., Rochester 48307 Youth programs, leagues, camps, special needs programs and adult sports leagues open to residents of Rochester and Rochester Hills. Oakland Township residents pay an additional fee.


City of Rochester The seven municipal parks include Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, a pond, tot lots, tennis courts, sand volleyball, Community House, portions of the Paint Creek and Clinton River Trails and smaller parks with various athletic facilities. There are Kayak lockers under the main street bridge.

City of Rochester Hills

General questions and shelter reservations: (248) 656-4673, Sports field reservations: (248) 656-4797 Has 14 parks with a variety of venues and athletic facilities including:

Avon Nature Area Nature trails, pond, gazebo, scenic overlook, Clinton River frontage.

Avondale Park Sports fields for rent, shelter, picnic and play areas.

Bloomer Park and Velodrome Shelters, cricket field, sledding hill, volleyball nets, play structures and hiking/biking trails.

Earl Borden Park Features batting cages, roller hockey, basketball, baseball, soccer, and tennis courts.

Pine Trace Golf Course (See golf information) Rochester Hills Museum and Van Hoosen Farm Thelma G. Spencer Park Features a lake with swimming beach, fishing, ice skating and boat rentals.

Veterans Memorial Pointe Granite monument, gazebo, memorial pathway.

Wabash Park Community garden plots. Applications available thru Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve. Call 656-0999.

Yates Park Fish the Clinton River here. Spencer, Boomer and Yates parks require vehicle entry permits. Daily and annual permits can only be purchased at the park locations. NOTE: Seniors and handicapped residents may purchase annual passes at the Treasurer’s office as well.

Novaks Youth Sports Leagues (248) 632-6166

3100 Walnut Hills, Leonard, MI 48367 Basketball, cheerleading, flag football, soccer and lacrosse camps volleyball, T-ball and coach pitch for children ages 3-14.

Archery Oakland County Parks

Offers limited public deer archery hunting in six parks. Rules are listed on the individual park archery maps. Log on to

Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Department is offering

target archery classes. Participants must be at least 8 years old. Open range shooting is also offered in Marsh View Park. Pre-registration is required. Call (248) 651-7810 or log on to for fees, dates and times.

Bald Mountain Recreation Area (State park) in Lake Orion (248) 693-0567 Range is open year round. Log on to for days and hours.

Royal Oak Archers

2762 Orion Rd., Oakland Township 48363 (248) 693-9799 Clubhouse and its 3 ranges just off the Paint Creek Trail overlooking the creek.

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