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​I have been an employee with Oakland County Parks and Recreation for nearly three years and I have enjoyed every moment of it! The memories made and the connections formed will surely last a lifetime. I started as a lifeguard in 2015 and from the very first week, I knew I couldn't of picked a better job for high school. The training and the work environment at the waterpark was amazing! Everyone welcomed me with open arms, eager to teach me tips to being successful. As a lifeguard you have to do your best day in, day out, every single day. You're given a tremendous amount of responsibility to be vigilant and to address any problems that may arise.

I also worked with Mobile Recreation. I was able to travel throughout Oakland County, participate in special events and activities. It was a blast to say the least!

Your management team notices and commends you for the amazing work you do! You and your coworkers truly become a family. Everyone encourages everyone to do their best. That is truly what makes working at the waterpark a great place to grow and learn new skills.

I have met amazing parks and recreation professionals who could tell you about the amazing experiences they have had while working for Oakland County Parks. I truly love my job! I have pushed myself to excel while working for Oakland County. If you're interested in working for Oakland County Parks as a Lifeguard or another positions, I would strongly recommend it.​

- Ryan
Waterford Oaks

The waterpark has been a wonderful place to work, not only because of the ability to expand my work place experience but also to build friendships and a sense of family. It's not often that you get to work with people you genuinely enjoy. Lifeguarding allowed me to be part of a group of individuals that I truly enjoyed working with. Lifeguarding allows you to be outside during the summer while also making money. I also feel that all the management shows their gratitude and appreciation for all the lifeguarding staff does and truly takes the time to recognize them as hard workers. Lifeguarding is a wonderful opportunity to be outside working and making friends all summer long.

Waterford Oaks Lifeguard

​Working as a lifeguard for OCPR has been one of the best experiences of my life. The waterpark is such a fun and safe place to work. I have not only gained the skills to save lives but I have also gained friendships that will last forever. Being a lifeguard is such a rewarding job and I would recommend it to anyone.

- Hunter
Waterford Oaks Lifeguard​