Radon Test Kits Half Off During the Month of January

In honor of January being National Radon Action Month, Oakland County encourages residents to take action and test their homes for radon by offering radon test kits half-price ($5) all month.

What is radon you ask? Radon is a naturally occurring invisible, odorless, and tasteless gas that is usually harmless outdoors. It is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer overall.

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2023 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observations in and around Oakland County

Washington: Martin Luther King, Jr memorial monument on September 2, 2015 in Washington, DC.

As we reflect of the life of Dr. King, we cannot do so without considering his legacy of service to mankind. Observed as a national day of service, Martin Luther King Jr. Day encourages people to volunteer to improve their communities. Honor Martin Luther King, Jr. this upcoming MLK Day on Monday, January 16, by attending an event or participating in a day of service.

Learn more about the MLK Day of Service on their website, where you can also search for volunteer opportunities or register a project. The United Way and Volunteer Match have additional resources and opportunities to make it a “day on, not a day off.”

This year also marks the inaugural Oakland County Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Organized by the Oakland County Equity Council, various service projects were made available to Oakland County employees at several locations throughout the county.

“It is our hope that our staff throughout the county, in whatever ways they are able to do so, will assist us in demonstrating Oakland County’s commitment to the mission of Justice and Equality that Dr. King fought for so vehemently.”

​Oakland County Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Harry Weaver III

While Oakland County, Michigan Government offices are closed on Monday, January 16, Oakland County Parks and Recreation is offering a Free Park Entry Day in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. for the public to enjoy free daily park entry with access to natural areas, trails, dog parks, playgrounds, fishing spots and park amenities.

Browse the list of observations and commemorative events happening in and around Oakland County below:

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Fall Fun in Oakland County

Kids in Halloween costumes

This fall, participate in the magical, mysterious, and spooky excitement of Halloween by attending any one of the family-friendly events across Oakland County! From hayrides and pumpkin-picking, to trick-or-treating and solving corn mazes, there’s no shortage of great activities for residents of all ages to enjoy this holiday season. To see the full list of events near you, click the button below:

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Pickleball Courts in Oakland County

Pickleball paddle and ball sitting on court

Pickleball. Have you heard of it? This trending sport takes inspiration from other racket sports such as tennis, badminton, and ping pong and has become one of America’s fastest-growing sports according to the Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA).

As the popularity of this paddleball game rises, Oakland County communities are now offering many pickleball court locations for residents of all ages to enjoy. Take a swing at pickleball and check out our list to find a court near you! Ready, set, pickle!

Master the basics and learn more from USA Pickleball:

Auburn Hills

City of Auburn Hills Community Center
1827 N. Squirrel Road, 48326
248-370-9353

Birmingham

Birmingham Next
2121 Midvale Street, 48009
248-203-5276

Crestview Park
North of Southlawn between Southfield and Shipman Roads
248-530-1800

Clarkston

Deer Lake Athletic Club
6167 White Lake Road, 48346
248-625-8686

Farmington Hills

Costick Activities Center
28600 Eleven Mile Road, 48336
248-473-1800

Farmington Hills Community Center
29995 W. 12 Mile Road, 48334
248-699-6700

Independence Township

Clintonwood Park
6000 Clarkston Road, 48348
248-625-8223

Milford

Carls Family YMCA – membership needed
300 Family Drive, 48381
248-685-3020

Orion Township

Friendship Park – pickleball courts coming soon
3380 Clarkston Road, 48362
248-391-0304  x 3500

Jesse Decker Park
4080 N. Squirrel Road, 48359
248-391-0304  x 3500

Pontiac

Wessen Indoor Tennis Club – membership needed
121 Branch Street, 48341
248-253-9300

Rochester Hills

Oakland Fieldhouse
2139 Austin Avenue, 48309
248-807-7650

Royal Oak

Jack & Patti Salter Community Center
1545 E Lincoln Avenue
 248-246-3180

Upton Park
Nakota Road & Mandalay Avenue, 48073
248-246-3000

Whittier Park
Farnum Avenue & Alexander Avenue, 48067
248-246-3000

Waterford

Waterford Recreation Center
5640 Williams Lake Road, 48329
248-674-3111

West Bloomfield

Drake Sports Park
6801 Drake Road, 48322
248-451-1900

Do you know of any additional pickleball courts in Oakland County? Send us an email and let us know at socialmedia@oakgov.com.


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