The sounds and sights of music and film are set to be seen in parks across Oakland County this summer. Whether you want to dance the night away or watch your favorite movie under the stars, pack up a blanket, a pillow or two, a picnic basket, and use our list of outdoor summer concerts and movies to plan an evening of outdoor entertainment.Continue reading
This month is also an opportunity to recognize the many dedicated parks and recreation employees who work hard every day to maintain our county and community parks and to provide excellent recreation programming and services for Oakland County residents and visitors.Continue reading
The weather is warm, the sun is shining, the birds are chirping – picnic season is here! Think about hosting your next family reunion, graduation party, company picnic, birthday party or other special event at an Oakland County Parks (OCP) picnic shelter.
- Different sites can accommodate 20-500 guests
- Sites include large outdoor cooking grills, sand volleyball and horseshoes pits
- Special packages for mobile recreation units – including climbing towers and inflatables – are available (call Mobile Recreation at 248-858-0916 for more information)
- Individuals/groups bring their own food or caterer for picnics and parties
- Please note that any merchandise to be sold, banners, etc. must obtain prior OCP approval
Check out photos of OCP’s picnic shelters.Continue reading
The Fourth of July is nearly here! All across Oakland County, communities are putting on firework displays in celebration of our country’s Independence Day. Visit Rochester Hills for their Festival of the Hills on June 28 and stay for the fireworks, or celebrate July 4th on the day itself in Huntington Woods. Wherever you decide to go, grab a blanket, pack a picnic basket, and get ready to shout, “OOH” and “AAH” as fireworks light up the sky across Oakland County.
Use our list below to find firework displays.Continue reading