Adaptive Recreation

​​​​​​​​​​​All Abilities Welcome!

Inclusion services are offered so that individuals with disabilities can participate in any program or event hosted by Oakland County Parks and Recreation.

A certified therapeutic recreation specialist coordinates programs for individuals with disabilities and provides training to staff and volunteers to assist individuals during general recreation programs. Partnerships with more than 30 non-profit agencies, schools and disabled sports organizations enable Oakland County Parks and Recreation to cooperatively provide unique recreational options. For additional information, call 248-221-8040 or email adaptive@oakgov.com​.

Voter approval of the 2020 OCPR Millage Replacement and Increase allows us to provide a free Annual Vehicle Permit to Oakland County residents: Seniors (62+), active military, veterans and persons with permanent disabilities. Learn more here.

Upcoming programs include:

DiversAbility Day Macomb


The Disability Network Eastern Michigan and Huron-Clinton Metroparks presents DiversAbility Day Macomb from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25 at Lake St. Clair Metropark. Participate in free adaptive outdoor recreation activities like shuffleboard, archery, lawn games and wheelchair tennis. There will also be accessible bikes and Ebikes as well as hot dogs and chips available. Along with Oakland County Parks and Recreation, this is part of a series of events held throughout southeastern Michigan. Park entry fee applies. Contact Carrie Gerdeman at 586-268-4160, ext. 6627 or CGerdeman@DNEMichigan.org for accommodation requests or questions.

Awesome Autumn

Awesome Autumn, a program for individuals ages 18 and older with developmental disabilities, will include seasonal fun such as accessible hayrides, dinner, music and dancing from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 22 at Waterford Oaks County Park. Cost is $10/participant and $5/caregiver. Preregister by Sept. 16. Call 248-858-0916 to register or call or text 248-221-8040 for program questions and information.

Halloween Happiness

Halloween Happiness, a program for individuals ages 18 and older with developmental disabilities, will include seasonal activities, including music, dancing, trick or treating and pizza from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 27 at Southfield Civic Center. Cost is $10/participant and $5/caregiver. Preregister by Oct. 21. Call 248-858-0916 to register or call or text 248-221-8040 for program questions and information.

A variety of adaptive equipment and services are available:​

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