Take time this Memorial Day weekend to honor the lives of those who sacrificed everything for our freedom. Use our list of Memorial Day 2023 observances and pay tribute at a parade, ceremony, or service near you. From Troy to South Lyon and Waterford to Ferndale, there’s an activity to help Oakland County remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve our freedom.Continue reading
2023 Black History Month Events in Oakland County
February is Black History Month! To learn more about Black history and culture, or gain awareness of the past, check out our list of events being held including musical and dance performances, interactive workshops, and more throughout the month of February in and around Oakland County.
This originally began as Negro History Week in 1926. In 1976, following the Civil Rights movement, the weekly observance transformed into a month-long celebration. Since then, every U.S. president has issued a proclamation honoring the spirit of Black History Month.
Listen to Oakland County Executive David Coulter share his thoughts on Black History Month in the video below.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
Oakland County Veterans Day Events
On Veterans Day, we honor those who have served America in both war and peace, and have made incredible sacrifices to protect our nation. Many Oakland County cities, villages, and townships host Veterans Day events to honor America’s armed forces. Use our list below to observe Veterans Day 2022 and pay tribute at an event near you. There is also a list of Veteran and military discounts available on Veterans Day and all year long, as well as services and events available from the Oakland County Veterans’ Services team.
Nov. 11: Veterans Day Celebration at Shain Park
Nov. 11: Veterans Day Celebration at the Costick Center
Nov. 11: Veterans Day Celebration at Veteran’s Park on the corner of W. Livingston and N. John St
Nov. 11: Great Lakes National Cemetery Veterans Day Ceremony
Nov. 11: Veterans Day Ceremony at the Orion Center
Nov. 2: Michigan War Dog Memorial presentation at the Lyon Township Public Library
Nov. 10: Veterans Day Ceremony at the Novi Civic Center
Nov. 11: Veteran Salute Presentation at the Novi Police Training Center
Oakland County Parks
Nov. 11: Free Park Entry for ALL to Oakland County Parks: Addison Oaks County Park, Highland Oaks County Park, Independence Oaks County Park, Lyon Oaks County Park and Lyon Oaks Dog Park, Orion Oaks County Park, Orion Oaks Dog Park, Red Oaks Dog Park and Rose Oaks County Park.
Nov. 11: Veterans Day Ceremony at the Veteran’s Tribute of Oakland Township
Nov. 11: Veteran’s Day Breakfast at the Rochester Community House
Nov. 11: Veterans Day Ceremony at Veterans Memorial Pointe Park
Nov. 5: 2.2 Mile Ruck March
Nov. 11: Veterans Day Ceremony at the Royal Oak Veterans War Memorial in Centennial Common
Nov. 10: Veterans Day Ceremony at Southfield City Hall
Nov. 11: Troy Veterans Day Ceremony at Troy Veterans Plaza
Nov. 8: Heroes Appreciation Breakfast at the West Bloomfield Middle School
Do you know of any other Veterans Day events taking place in the Oakland County area? Let us know about them; contact us at email@example.com.Continue reading
Dog Parks in Oakland County
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.
William Grace Dog Park (Farmington and Farmington Hills residents only)
29040 Shiawassee Road, 48336
Ferndale Dog Park (residents only)
Hilton Road, just south of Nine Mile Road, 48220
Hazel Park Dog Park
Couzens Avenue, 48030
Orion Oaks Dog Park
1200 Joslyn Road, 48360
Red Oaks Dog Park
31353 Dequindre, 48071
Milford Dog Park
Adjacent to Milford Trail, near General Motors Road trailhead and parking lot
Novi Dog Park
42390 Nick Lidstrom Drive, 48375
Pleasant Ridge Dog Park (residents only)
north end of Gainsboro Park, 48069
Mark Twain Dog Park
4600 N Campbell Road, 48067
Stony Creek Metropark
4300 Main Park Road, 48316
Daisy Knight Dog Park
3410 Livernois, 48084
West Bloomfield Dog Park (residents only)
5911 Halsted Road, 48322
Lyon Oaks Dog Park
52221 Pontiac Trail, 48393
Do you know of any other pet parks in the Oakland County area? Let us know by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org or leaving a comment below.
Photo courtesy of Oakland County Parks and Recreation.
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