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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Dog Parks in Oakland County

Dog plays with owner at Orion Oaks Dog Park

Looking for a fun place to spend time with your pup? You’re in luck! Oakland County offers a variety of dog parks for you and your furry friend to have a great time playing, socializing, and exercising. View all the dog parks in Oakland County below on our new interactive map, or checking out our list of parks.

Map of dog parks in Oakland County

Farmington Hills

William Grace Dog Park (Farmington and Farmington Hills residents only)
29040 Shiawassee Road,  48336
248-473-1800

Ferndale

Ferndale Dog Park (residents only)
Hilton Road, just south of Nine Mile Road, 48220
248-544-6767

Hazel Park

Hazel Park Dog Park
Couzens Avenue, 48030
248-546-7000

Lake Orion

Orion Oaks Dog Park
1200 Joslyn Road, 48360
248-625-0877

Madison Heights

Red Oaks Dog Park
31353 Dequindre, 48071
248-585-0100

Milford

Milford Dog Park
Adjacent to Milford Trail, near General Motors Road trailhead and parking lot
248-684-1515

Novi

Novi Dog Park
42390 Nick Lidstrom Drive, 48375
248-347-0400

Pleasant Ridge

Pleasant Ridge Dog Park (residents only)
north end of Gainsboro Park, 48069
248-451-2902

Royal Oak

Mark Twain Dog Park
4600 N Campbell Road, 48067
248-246-3000

Shelby Township

Stony Creek Metropark
4300 Main Park Road, 48316
586-781-4242

Troy

Daisy Knight Dog Park
3410 Livernois, 48084
248-524-3484

West Bloomfield

West Bloomfield Dog Park (residents only)
5911 Halsted Road, 48322
248-451-1900

Wixom

Lyon Oaks Dog Park
52221 Pontiac Trail, 48393
248-858-0906

Do you know of any other pet parks in the Oakland County area? Let us know by contacting us at socialmedia@oakgov.com or leaving a comment below.

Photo courtesy of Oakland County Parks and Recreation.


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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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