COVID-19 Operating Status

Oakland County Parks and Recreation follows Centers for Disease Control and Oakland County Health Division protocols to help mitigate the spread of covid-19. These measures are being taken for the safety of staff and guests. Masks are not required for those who are fully vaccinated. If you are not fully vaccinated, masks are required. Masks are required for programs under a tent or where social distance can not be maintained. Masks are not required for the outdoor portion of a walking program.

Parks and Facilities Currently Open

Staffed park office locations for reservations and questions include: 

  • OCPR Administration Office – 2800 Watkins Lake Road, Waterford 48328; Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 248-858-0906
  • Recreation Programs and Services Office - 2800 Watkins Lake Road, Waterford 48328; Monday-Friday. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 248-858-0916.
  • Independence Oaks County Park Office - Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 248-625-0877
  • Glen Oaks, Lyon Oaks, Red Oaks, Springfield Oaks and White Lake Oaks golf courses.
  • Holly Oaks ORV Park. Open Thursday-Sunday.
  • Addison Oaks and Groveland Oaks Campgrounds.
  • Addison Oaks Bike & Boat rentals: Monday & Thursday Noon- 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday & Sunday 8 a.m.-8 p.m. (last rentals 7:30 p.m.)
  • Groveland Oaks Boat Rentals: Friday & Saturday Noon-7 p.m. (last rental 6:30 p.m.)
  • Three dog parks: Lyon Oaks, Orion Oaks and Red Oaks. Dog swimming dock at Orion Oaks is open.
  • Archery Range at Independence Oaks County Park.
  • BMX Track at Waterford Oaks County Park
  • Oakland County Farmers Market in Waterford is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; please wear a face mask.
  • Red Oaks Nature Center is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Animal exhibits will be open. Limited interactive items available.
  • Wint Nature Center is open Friday-Sunday. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

OCPR 2021 Annual Vehicle Permits and gift cards can be purchased at the following locations:
  • Addison Oaks County Park contact station, 1480 West Romeo Road, Leonard, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday.-Thursday and 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday (may vary based on staff availability)
  • Independence Oaks County Park, 9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday at the park office and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday at the contact station. 
  • Lyon Oaks County Park, 52221 Pontiac Trail, Wixom, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday at the Pro Shop and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday at the contact station
  • Orion Oaks County Park, 1335 Joslyn Road, Orion Township, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Dog Park is open 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. As of Jan. 18. 2021, the park hours will extend to 6 p.m.
  • Red Oaks Nature Center, 30300 Hales St., Madison Heights, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday
  • Recreation Program and Services office in Waterford Oaks County Park, 2800 Watkins Lake Road in Waterford, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

Now taking reservation for:

  • Picnic shelters, pavilion, building and facility rentals and sports fields (soccer, cricket, baseball)
  • Select Mobile Recreation Units rentals available.
  • Archery Range rentals
  • Ongoing self-led program opportunities include: community scavenger hunts
  • In-person program opportunities include: public nature programs, appointment-based nature programs (field trips, scout badges)
  • Virtual program opportunities include: Historical Series and Nature Education Series.
  • Virtual Nature Programs with take-and-make crafts

These parks have normal operations and will remain open as long as staffing and safety allow:
  • More than 80 miles of trails; daily fee or 2021 OCPR annual permit. Drinking fountains are closed to prevent the spread of Covid. Please bring water on your visit.
  • Playgrounds at all parks
  • Modern restrooms open at Addison Oaks Adams Lake Lodge; Catalpa Oaks, Lyon Oaks and Independence Oaks.
    • The modern restrooms at the Addison Oaks Adams Lake Lodge will be open during regular park hours.
      • Portable restrooms available: 
        • 2 - Boathouse 1 - Side lot by rental house 1 - Addison Oaks-East north of parking lot
  • Red Oaks Nature Center is open for restrooms and purchase of OCPR annual vehicle permits only. Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday noon-5 p.m.
  • Oakland County Farmers Market in Waterford is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; please wear a face mask.
The limit of individuals permitted for indoor and outdoor programs, events and gatherings is dependent upon Michigan Health and Human Services orders issued to protect public health.

Opening Soon

  • Red Oaks Waterpark and Waterford Oaks Waterpark anticipate opening in some capacity in late June, once staffing is in place and training has been facilitated. Waterpark features may be limited, depending on staffing, which may impact park hours, capacity and entry fees. Group reservations, pavilion rentals and season passes will not be offered for the 2021 season.