In the event of an emergency, it is critically important for you to be prepared and informed. Oakland County‘s emergency notification system, OakAlert, empowers residents to be aware of extreme incidents throughout the county, such as:
- Chemical spills impacting public health
- Outdoor warning siren activation (will not include other weather watches, warnings, or advisories)
- Active assailant situations causing an evacuation or shelter-in-place orders
- Significant road closures such as a highway closure, not lane closures or daily traffic incidents
- Closure or interruption in service of county operations
- Additional notifications affecting the health and safety of the county
It takes just 90 seconds to sign up and could be the difference in how you face the next emergency.
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.
List of Swimming Spots
It’s BBQ season! Who’s ready to fire up the grill? Now that the warmer temps are here, it’s a great time to enjoy all of your barbecue favorites with family and friends. Before you plan what’s sure to be an amazing meal, check out Oakland County Health Division’s Food Safety Tips.
During the summer there is plenty of fun to be had on the water when boating and swimming. It’s incredibly important to be prepared and review safety tips for boating, and it is equally important to keep an eye on the swimmers. Don’t forget the sunscreen, and let the fun begin!
Did you see a billboard like this during the month of April while driving on I-75 in Oakland County? Since the Oakland County Board of Commissioners observed April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month, hopefully the answer is a resounding no.
Commissioner Eileen T. Kowall (District 6 – White Lake Township and a portion of Waterford Township) introduced the resolution establishing this important observation during the March 24, 2022, Board meeting. It was adopted unanimously and acknowledges the life-threatening impacts of distracted driving and encourages all motorists to commit to safe driving behaviors.