From exquisite gardens, to a reflecting pool, and a stunning Japanese Garden, you’ll be enthralled with all that Cranbrook House and Gardens’ 40 acres of formal, woodland, and naturalistic gardens have to offer. The manicured gardens provide the perfect backdrop to the Cranbrook House, a National Historic Landmark and the oldest manor home in Metro-Detroit.
Admission for self-guided tours of the gardens is free from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily through October. Paid admission is required for tours of Cranbrook House and special events.
Wave pools? River rides? The perfect way to beat the heat is right here in Oakland County. Slipping and sliding, playing and floating, Oakland County Parks and Recreation’s Waterparks are a hit with the family every time.
Spring is here, so it’s time to bring out your camping gear!
Oakland County’s natural splendor is on full display at the 16 campsites, 62 swimming spots, and 100 fishing holes. From Ortonville State Recreation Area down to Haas Lake Park RV Campground, the perfect wilderness getaway is always close at hand.
To find a campground or campsite near you use our interactive map or view a complete list of locations here.
It’s not always about winning.
Sports, particularly running, create a sense of camaraderie, community and a true sense of belonging. Working toward specific goals gives athletes of all types a true sense of self. It’s competition in its truest form.
At every race, a gunshot rings out. Chatter among the crowd ceases as the runners take their first steps onto the course. Cheers then erupt from spectators in support of their family member and loved one.
It’s easy to get started with our fall guide to races in and around Oakland County.
It wasn’t just another day at the park.
Oakland County Waterparks are officially closed for the summer. The closed sign prominent at the front gate, but last weekend families and their dogs were invited in for a little fetch and a lot of fun.
Tennis balls littered the pool as dozens of dogs dove in from all sides, using their best doggy-paddle to reach the closest one.
Oakland County Parks and Recreation‘s Waterford Oaks Waterpark and Red Oaks Waterpark hosted the 11th annual dog swim on September 10th and 11th; and it was clear, all dogs were in heaven dipping and diving into the blue water of the park’s wave pool.