The Best Treat for your Dog! A Trip to an Oakland County Dog Park!

A dog park is the the perfect place to get your dog some exercise and let your pup socialize with his or her own kind. It’s a great place for people to socialize too. After all, everyone who’s at the dog park has something in common: the love of dogs! Oakland County Parks offers three dogs parks for you and your pooch to enjoy. What are you waiting for? Show your dog some love and head to an Oakland County Dog Park today!

Lyon Oaks Dog Park is located at 52221 Pontiac Trail in Wixom. It features a 13-acre fenced enclosure with small dog area, benches, shelter and picnic tables, water fountain and field training area. Hours are approximately 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset.

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Orion Oaks Dog Park is located at 1200 Joslyn Road in Lake Orion. It offers a 24-acre fenced enclosure with small dog area, 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. Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 30 minutes after sunset, or as posted at the park.

Orion Oaks Dog Park includes three separate sections (A, B, & C), which are rotated on a monthly basis. Due to turf conditions, the park manager may change the open area at any time. Call 248-625-0877 for current information.

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Red Oaks Dog Park is located at 31353 Dequindre in Madison Heights. This 5.2-acre site 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. Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 30 minutes after sunset, or as posted at the park.

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Other Oakland County Parks welcome dogs too! Canines are welcome on a six-foot leash (unless inside a dog park enclosure) at Addison Oaks, Catalpa Oaks, Groveland Oaks, Highland Oaks, Independence Oaks, Lyon Oaks, Orion Oaks, Rose Oaks and Waterford OaksA Daily Park Pass or Annual Vehicle Permit is required to enter the parks. Permits may be purchased in person at several locations or online. Dogs must be licensed and vaccinations must be up to date. You can purchase a dog license HERE.

For more information about Oakland County Parks, visit https://www.oakgov.com/parks and follow along with them on Facebook and Twitter. Click HERE for special events for canines and their companions.

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