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Oakland County Parks and Recreation 2020 Annual Report

In 2020, people explored the outdoors in record numbers to find respite from COVID-19. Oakland County Parks and Recreation's 14 parks provided 80 miles of hiking trails and free park entry for three months to provide residents a place to exercise and seek solace in nature.

The 2020 Oakland County Parks and Recreation Commission Annual Report: Parks and Recreation – an Essential Service showcases key initiatives of the parks system. 

2021 Recreation Assistance Partnership Program funding approved

The Oakland County Parks and Recreation Commission approved $200,000 to support the 2021 Recreation Assistance Partnership Program (RAPP), which awards grants to local communities for outreach recreation programs, opportunities and experiences.

2021 Annual Vehicle Permits

Oakland County Parks and Recreation Annual Vehicle Permits are now available for 2021. Permits may be purchased online, by mail and in person at many locations throughout Oakland County

With voter approval of the 2020 Oakland County Parks and Recreation millage replacement and increase, we are pleased to be able to provide a free Annual Vehicle Permit to eligible Oakland County residents. Learn more here.

Current COVID-19 Operating Status

Learn more about which park facilities are open.

Parks Restroom Availability

For personal comfort during your visit to an Oakland County Park, we are providing a list of restroom locations that are available during the COVID-19 situation since some of our facilities are closed, or not yet open for the season. The portable restrooms are being maintained by a contracted service. If you find an issue, please call our front desk at 248-858-0906 so we can call our contractors to address any cleaning issues.