Orion Oaks Dog Park

​While we don’t test for blue-green algae in Lake Sixteen, the Oakland County Parks and Recreation Natural Resources Staff and our lake contractor monitors the water for visual signs of harmful algal blooms (the first step in detection). If any suspicious material such as mats, discoloration, foam, or scum are found, it would be immediately reported to the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy for follow-up testing. Lake Sixteen is not a particularly shallow or nutrient rich lake, making it less susceptible to the formation of harmful algal blooms. No suspicious material has ever been found on Lake Sixteen. The Oakland County Parks and Recreation Natural Resources Staff does other testing on the lake and works with volunteers through the Michigan Clean Water Corps on testing the lake. The results from 2018 can be found here.


 Additional Information

Addi​tional Dog Park Information​

Canine Influenza

Oakland County Parks and Recreation strongly recommends individuals obtain both rounds of the canine influenza vaccine for their pets in order for their dogs to visit Orion Oaks Dog Park.


Baldwin Road Project
Please note the following road construction project which may cause delays in accessing Orion Oaks County Park.

Phase II - Proposed to start late 2018 and be completed in 2019. Includes construction of three roundabouts at the intersections on Baldwin at Waldon, Maybee and the Great Lakes Athletic Club.