The Great Marshmallow Drop is returning Friday, April 7 after a 3-year hiatus! Mark your calendars and prepare to spend the morning at Catalpa Oaks County Park in Southfield to enjoy this free family-friendly event hosted by Oakland County Parks.Continue reading
Parks and Recreation
Get Your Start at Parks – Fun, Flexible Summer Jobs
Oakland County Parks (OCP) provides a team-oriented, outdoor work environment with flexible, part-time schedules and many other great benefits. Whether you are looking to take the first step or the next step in your career – or even just looking for a summer gig – OCP is a great place to start. Your adventure awaits!
For a full listing of career opportunities at OCP, click here.Continue reading
Chills and Thrills at the Nature Center
Oakland County Parks and Recreation (OCPR) is home to two amazing nature centers – Red Oaks Nature Center in Madison Heights and Wint Nature Center in Clarkston – and both offer exciting indoor and outdoor programming all winter long!
- American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreters at select programs
- Yoga with Studio 8 Fitness at Wint Nature Center on Sunday, March 19, 2-3 p.m.
- Scout Badge Days
Play Outside This Winter in Oakland County!
There’s so much fun to be had this winter in Oakland County. From skiing and snowboarding, to skating and more, the opportunities for outdoor recreation are endless!
Bundle up, grab your gear, and head out to an Oakland County Park, trail, hill, or lake to stay active and enjoy the winter season. Check out our full list of outdoor winter activities below, or scroll down to use our interactive map.Continue reading
2023 Fire & Ice Festival in Oakland County
The Fire & Ice Festival in Downtown Rochester is back January 20th and 21st for another year of family fun and winter festivities that you can enjoy for FREE. The community celebration will be packed with events like axe throwing, cornhole, climbing wall, ice sculptures along Main Street, fireworks on both nights, The Big, Bright Light Show, live music, TasteFest, and so much more!
“The Fire & Ice Festival is a fun-filled opportunity to get out of the house, even in the depths of winter, to enjoy some fresh air and regain a sense of community. The event attracts thousands of people from across the region to get a taste of how joyful and active winter can really be.”-Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter
The Fire & Ice Festival runs from 5 – 9 p.m. on Friday, January 20th and 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Saturday, January 21st. The fireworks are at 8 p.m. both days.
Take a look at our video for a preview of the fun:Continue reading