Golf at an Oakland County Park!

Looking for a place to spend a day on the greens, chipping, putting, and traveling across a beautiful golf course? You’re in luck because five Oakland County Parks maintain splendid golf courses. Whether you’re interested in the Arthur Hills-designed course of Lyon Oaks, a women’s league, beginner lessons, or a fast nine-holes at Red Oaks, Oakland County Parks has something to offer golfers of all ages and experience levels.

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October Gold: Secrets of the Kensington Nature Center Trails

WILDER SIDE OF OAKLAND COUNTY

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“Every child should have mud pies, grasshoppers, waterbugs, tadpoles, frogs & turtles, elderberries, wild strawberries, acorns, hickory nuts, trees to climb, animals to pet, hayfields, pine cones, rocks to roll, sand, snakes, huckleberries and hornets – and any child who has been deprived of these has been deprived of the best part of his education.” – Luther Burbank, 1849 – 1926

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Take a Swing at it!

It’s quiet. The whip of the golf club is sharp.

If that quick sound gets you swinging, you don’t need us to tell you that it’s golf season.

With nearly 6,700 acres of natural landscape, Oakland County Parks and Recreation offers many ways for residents to get outside and play, along with swimming, camping, hiking boating, picnicking and dog parks, are golf courses.

Home to five award-winning golf courses, Oakland County Parks and Recreation offers public access to:

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OAKLAND COUNTY PARKS: A Ticket to Summer Fun

WILDER SIDE OF OAKLAND COUNTY

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“Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.” John Lubbock’s words enrich the days of summer as the Oakland County Parks, encompassing nearly 7,000 acres, bustle with nature-rich fun. Experienced adventurers and first-time visitors have opportunities to explore 70 miles of trails that meander through glacially sculpted landscapes of hills, lakes and meadows. Some trails are flat and paved, perfect for baby strollers or grandparents with walkers. Others embrace rough, hilly terrain that gets the heart pounding, strengthens leg muscles and sets the mind to dreaming of the Appalachian Trail. Of course, there are also equestrian friendly trails, bike trails and trails where one can walk in near solitude early in the day. Continue reading