Oakland County, Michigan/Oakland County Parks/Recreation/Picnic Shelter & Facility Rentals

Picnic Shelter & Facility Rentals

Perfect picnic spots are just a short drive away. Oakland County Parks has several locations for special occasions such as company picnics, family reunions, birthday parties and more.

Picnic facilities:

  • Include large outdoor cooking grills, sand volleyball and horseshoes pits
  • Offer special packages for Mobile Recreation units, including Climbing Tower, Inflatable Bouncers and more
  • Any merchandise to be sold, or banner to be hung, must obtain prior approval
  • Individuals and groups can bring in their own caterer/food for picnics and parties
Looking for a banquet facility or indoor venue? Click here to view our banquets and parties page.

Check out our pavilion rentals     Printable Picnic Shelter and Facility Rental Rates    

Addison Oaks

1480 West Romeo Road, nine miles north of Rochester
Call to reserve: 248-693-2432

Trails Edge Lakeview  Timber Ridge
Guest Capacity
175 175 
Rental Fee (Sat-Sun-Holiday)
Rental Fee (Mon-Fri)
Parking Capacity200200

Catalpa Oaks
27705 Greenfield Road, Southfield MI 48076
Call to reserve: 248-464-8953

  Catalpa Pavilion
Guest Capacity100
Rental Fee (Mon-Thurs)
Rental Fee (Fri-Sun-Holiday)
Parking Capacity

Groveland Oaks 
14555 Dixie Highway at Grange Hall Road
Call to reserve: 248-634-9811

  Matthews Island Paradise Island  
Guest Capacity 50100
Rental Fee$150 $200
Parking Capacity50 50 

Independence Oaks 
9501 Sashabaw Road, 2 ½ miles north of I-75, exit 89
Call to reserve: 248-625-0877

Water frontage at some sites. Fireplace at Twin Chimneys.

  Twin Chimneys Pine Grove  Moraine Knoll   Beach Cove 
Guest Capacity 800
Rental Fee $525 
Parking Capacity 250 11714345


  Lake View  Lake Point Trail Side  
Guest Capacity 20080175
Rental Fee $300
Parking Capacity 69 2560


Springfield Oaks 
12450 Andersonville Road, Davisburg
Call to reserve: 248-599-2708 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.)

  Pavilion and Barns
Rental Fee $350 

  Horse Arena                
Rental Fee $350                              

Rental Fee
The Ellis Barn 
Friday Noon-Sunday Noon

Additional Hours                                                                              $100/additional hour 
Whole Day - 8 Hours                                                                        $1,500
Half Day - 4 Hours                                                                            $600
Camping with Weekend Rental                                                      $800/20 campsites

  Grand Hall 
Guest Capacity with Tables
Rental Fee $500/6 hours, Weekday $25/hour
$200 security deposit 

  Carousel Hall 
Guest Capacity with Tables
Rental Fee $500
$200 security deposit

  Activity Center 
Guest Capacity with Tables
Rental Fee $1,000/6 hours
$200 security deposit

Individuals and groups can bring in their own caterer/food for picnics and parties.

Lyon Oaks 

52251 Pontiac Trail, Lyon Township
Call to reserve: 947-464-8953

Wood's Edge 
Guest Capacity 
Rental Fee $200 
Parking Capacity  

Orion Oaks
2301 W. Clarkston Road, Orion
Call to Reserve: 248-625-0877
                                                                                                            Big Meadow Pavilion
Guest Capacity                                                                                 40
Rental Fee                                                                                         $75
Parking Capacity                                                                              100
The pavilion is adjacent to a modern restroom building with access to the park's hiking trails and short walk to Lake Sixteen, which offers an accessible fishing dock and non-motorized boating.


For both waterparks:
All reservations must be completely booked one business day, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., before the desired reservation date. No exceptions. Purchase of an admission ticket (or season pass) is required for all people entering the park to access the shelter. Early/late season and holiday restrictions apply.

Red Oaks Waterpark 
1455 East 13 Mile Road, between John R and Dequindre roads
Red Oaks Waterpark does not offer public shelter rentals. Weekday rentals for registered groups only, Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. No shelters are rented without a group reservation. Group reservations are for 20 or more guests who are affiliated with a nonprofit or government agency. See group terms and conditions for more information.

Waterford Oaks Waterpark 
1702 Scott Lake Road, between Watkins Lake Road and Dixie Highway
Call to reserve: 248-858-0916

  Poolside Pavilion  Pine Cove
  (30' x 50' Tent) 
Guest Capacity 100
Rental Fee

$60 (Mon.-Fri.)

$170 (Sat./Sun., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.)

$60 (Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-3 p.m.)

$170 (Sat./Sun., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.)


Waterford Oaks Park
2800 Watkins Lake Road, between Scott Lake and Pontiac Lake roads.
Call to reserve: 248-858-0916

Special Waterford Oaks Waterpark rates available for summer facility rentals at Lookout Lodge, Activity Center, Paradise Pavilion and Parkview Shelter. Call for more information and requirements.

Lookout Lodge

Available for rent year-round. Features a fireplace, eating/meeting room and food preparation area, modern restrooms, deck, scenic overlook and select audio/video equipment. 100 Capacity. Individuals and groups can bring in their own caterer/food for picnics and parties.

 $350/6 hrs.        Monday-Sunday
 $150/4 hrs. for Meetings Only       Monday-Friday       
 $200 Security Deposit required

Call to reserve: 248-858-0916 

Waterford Oaks Activity Center

Open floor plan accommodating 200, plus adjacent bar area, coat room, dance floor and select audio- visual equipment. Individuals and groups can bring in their own caterer/food for picnics and parties.     

$450/6 hrs. Monday-Sunday
$150/4 hrs. for Meetings Only
$200 Security Deposit required

Call to reserve: 248-858-0916 


Paradise Peninsula Pavilion  Parkview 
(Wooden gazebo)
(30' x 50' Tent) 
Guest Capacity
Rental Fees

Mon. - Sunday
$250/6 hrs.
$60 per additional hour

Mon. - Sunday
$250/6 hrs.
$60 per additional hour

Parking Capacity 96 parking spaces