Planning

Planning at Oakland County Parks and Recreation is an integrated process that focuses on parks, recreational facilities, and the organization as a whole. The Planning and Resource Development unit of Oakland County Parks works with the Parks Commission, park staff, park visitors, local governments, and the public to create plans that are founded on research and public engagement and that measure outcomes, making adjustments as needed.  For more information about the activities and products of the Planning and Resource Development unit, contact Melissa Prowse, Supervisor of Planning and Resource Development at 248-249-2801 or ProwseM@oakgov.com

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PLANNING NEWS

Addison Oaks Disc Golf Course 

The Addison Oaks Disc Golf Course is a 24-hole course located in Oakland County Parks and Recreation's (OCPR) Addison Oaks County Park. In the OCPR's 2018 Disc Golf Survey, it was selected as the second most played course (49% selected Stony Creek Metropark; 46% selected Addison Oaks County Park). The OCPR Commission has identified $35,000 in the fiscal year 2020 budget for an upgrade to the Addison Oaks Disc Golf Course. Final approval by the Commission will be requested in March 2020. 

The 2018 Disc Golf Planning Workshop and Survey provided important guidance to staff in developing design principles and a proposed layout. For more information about Addison Oaks Disc Golf Upgrade, contact Tom Hughes, Chief of Park Operations at HughesT@oakgov.com

We are seeking comment on the proposed design for the Addison Oaks Disc Golf Upgrade. See link below to review the full proposal. The survey opens on Friday, December 13, 2019 and closes on Monday, January 13, 2020. Here's how you can review the design and provide comment: 

    1. Waterford Oaks Administration Building
      2800 Watkins Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328
    2. Addison Oaks Contact Station
      1480 West Romeo Road, Leonard, MI 48367
      Park phone: (248) 693-2432   




Holly Oaks ORV Park (updated 1/2/2020)

Oakland County Parks and Recreation (OCPR) and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) have worked collaboratively for several years to acquire, develop and open an off-road vehicle (ORV) park in Oakland County.  Holly Oaks ORV Park, located in Groveland and Holly Townships, is scheduled to open in July 2020.  Thank you to everyone who participated in the Holly Oaks ORV Park Public Comment from November 7 through December 9, 2019. The Public Comment responses are summarized in Appendix J. 

For more information about Holly Oaks ORV Park, contact Melissa Prowse, Supervisor of Planning and Resource Development at 248-249-2801 or ProwseM@oakgov.com. Click the links below to review the Park Plan & Standards Manual and its appendices.