COVID-19 Operating Status

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.
  • Groveland Oaks Campground and County Park -beginning Monday, Oct. 5 the park office will be open 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday - Friday. Campground is closed for the season.
Now taking reservation for picnic shelters, pavilion, building and facility rentals and sports fields (soccer, cricket, baseball)
  • Select Mobile Recreation Units rentals available.

  • 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, Nature Education Series, Natural Resources Series.
  • Coming soon: 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 2020 OCPR annual permit. On sale here.
  • Playgrounds at all parks
  • Modern restrooms open at Addison Oaks Adams Lake Lodge; Catalpa Oaks, Lyon Oaks and Independence Oaks. Please bring your own drinking water; water fountains are closed to prevent the spread of COVID
  • 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 Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, please wear a face mask
  • Disc Golf Course at Addison Oaks County Park
  • Three dog parks: Lyon Oaks, Orion Oaks and Red Oaks.
  • Holly Oaks ORV Park; visit the webpage for hours
The limit of individuals permitted for indoor and outdoor programs, events and gatherings is dependent upon state executive orders issued to protect public health.

Cancelled/or Closed for the Season

  • Addison Oaks Campground
  • Groveland Oaks Campground
  • Nature Center exhibits
  • Waterford Oaks BMX Track 
  • Orion Oaks Dog Dock 
  • All five golf courses

Status Pending

  • Openings of the Red Oaks and Lewis E. Wint Nature Centers for hosting indoor programs to be determined by an increase of indoor capacity per the Governor’s Executive Orders