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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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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The Woodward Dream Cruise is Cruisin’ in to Oakland County

Classic car

Get ready to rumble, Oakland County! The world’s largest one-day automotive celebration, bringing in over 1.5 million people and 40,000 classic cars from around the world to Oakland County, the Woodward Dream Cruise, is rolling back into town Saturday, August 20th. Travel along the 16-mile stretch of Woodward Avenue from Pontiac to Ferndale, and cruise through nine Oakland County communities: Berkley, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, Ferndale, Huntington Woods, Pleasant Ridge, Pontiac and Royal Oak.

The Dream Cruise is a free, family-friendly event that has plenty to offer car owners, auto enthusiasts, and fans of all ages. Spectators can line up along the cruising route or even cruise with the classics, although those not driving a classic car are asked to stay out of the two right lanes to keep a clear view for the spectators. There will also be many restaurants and pop-up events scattered across the cruising route. In addition, bands and musicians will perform on the Rock’n Live Entertainment Stage on Friday and Saturday in Ferndale and a Kid’s Inflatable Zone and Face Painting will be available in Berkley.

Check out our video for a sneak peek at what’s to come:

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Swimming Under the Oakland County Sun

Inflatable playground in lake at Holly Recreation Area

Oakland County is home to a huge variety of perfect swimming spots to cool off during the hot summer weather. Plenty of parks are lakeside and house beautiful beaches, such as Groveland Oaks County Park in Holly or Independence Oaks County Park in Clarkston.

If you prefer pools, you can find a pool at Waterford Oaks Waterpark in Waterford or Red Oaks Waterpark in Madison Heights. If you are looking for adventure, you can find splash pads and water obstacles at Normandy Oaks Park in Royal Oak and the WhoaZone at Heron Beach in Holly.

Being out on the water is one of the best parts of summer, but it is vitally important to stay safe while you are swimming. Take a look at these swimming safety tips before taking a dip in your favorite lake or pool.

To find a beach, swimming pool, splash pad, or waterpark near you, check out our our recently updated interactive map or list below.

Interactive Map

Swimming Spots in Oakland County map with a search bar and icons for beaches, pools, splash pads, and waterparks. A picture of Red Oaks Waterpark waterslide and wave pool with text below that states, Stay cools this summer at one of the many public outdoor swimming spots in Oakland County! From water-parks and splash pads to public access lakes and beaches, you can find summer fun in the water and sun near you.

List of Swimming Spots

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