Picnic Shelters at Oakland County Parks

The weather is warm, the sun is shining, the birds are chirping – picnic season is here! Think about hosting your next family reunion, graduation party, company picnic, birthday party or other special event at an Oakland County Parks (OCP) picnic shelter.

  • Different sites can accommodate 20-500 guests
  • Sites include large outdoor cooking grills, sand volleyball and horseshoes pits
  • Special packages for mobile recreation units – including climbing towers and inflatables – are available (call Mobile Recreation at 248-858-0916 for more information)
  • Individuals/groups bring their own food or caterer for picnics and parties
  • Please note that any merchandise to be sold, banners, etc. must obtain prior OCP approval

Check out photos of OCP’s picnic shelters.

Take a look at our interactive map for a list of OCP’s picnic shelters, including parking capacity and fees below.

Addison Oaks

1480 West Romeo Road, nine miles north of Rochester
Call to reserve: 248-693-2432

  • Trails Edge (Capacity 175)
  • Lakeview (Capacity 175)
  • Timber Ridge (Capacity 175)

Catalpa Oaks

27705 Greenfield Road, Southfield MI 48076
Call to reserve: 248-464-8953

  • Catalpa Pavilion (Capacity 100)

Groveland Oaks

14555 Dixie Highway at Grange Hall Road
Call to reserve: 248-634-9811

  • Mathews Island (Capacity 50)
  • Paradise Island (Capacity 100)

Independence Oaks

9501 Sashabaw Road, 2 ½ miles north of I-75, exit 89
Call to reserve: 248-625-0877

  • Twin Chimneys (Capacity 800)
  • Pine Grove (Capacity 300)
  • Moraine Knoll (Capacity 500)
  • Beach Cove (Capacity 150)

Water frontage at some sites – fireplace at Twin Chimneys.

Lyon Oaks

52251 Pontiac Trail, Lyon Township
Call to reserve: 947-957-7493

  • Wood’s Edge (Capacity 112)

Orion Oaks

2301 W. Clarkston Road, Orion
Call to reserve: 248-625-0877

  • Big Meadow Pavilion (Capacity 40)

Waterford Oaks

2800 Watkins Lake Road, between Scott Lake and Pontiac Lake roads.
Call to reserve: 248-858-0916

  • Paradise Peninsula Pavilion – Wooden Gazebo (Capacity 300)
  • Parkview – 30’ x 50’ Tent (Capacity 500)

Waterford Oaks Wave Pool

1702 Scott Lake Road, between Watkins Lake Road and Dixie Highway
Call to reserve: 248-858-0916

  • Poolside Pavilion (Capacity 100)
  • Pine Cove – 30’ x 50’ Tent (Capacity 200)

Purchase of an admission ticket (or season pass) is required for all people entering the park to access the shelter. Early/late season and holiday restrictions apply.

For more information, visit Oakland County Parks and Recreation’s website. Follow along with them for programs, events, and news on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

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