Free Virtual Fun at Oakland Township Parks and Recreation

Oakland Township Parks and Recreation is offering free virtual and self-guided programs to residents and neighbors over the next few months as the weather becomes chillier. These programs are free, but registration is required. Visit the registration website for more information and additional programs. Free Virtual Fun at Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Yoga – Oakland Township Parks and Recreation has partnered with Rochester’s Red Lotus Yoga and Up Dog Yoga to offer two different … [Read more...]

Mars is Big, Red, and Bad

Free Virtual Program: Mars at Opposition: It Looks Big, Red, and Bad. Presented by the Oakland Township Parks and Recreation partners with Oakland Astronomy Club. Mars at Opposition: It Looks Big, Red, and Bad For anyone looking to learn more about this month’s opportunity to see Mars while it’s so close to the Earth, check out the free virtual program being offered by Oakland Township Parks and Recreation on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 8:00 p.m.  This all ages family-friendly … [Read more...]

Movie in the Park

Movie in the park at Bear Creek Nature Park. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and movie starts at 7:30 p.m. The movie is Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. ADMISSION BY PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY – NO DROP-IN REGISTRATION. PLEASE REGISTER EVERYONE THAT IS COMING IN YOUR CAR AS THE NUMBER OF REGISTRANTS AND VEHICLES IS LIMITED. … [Read more...]

Are you Up for Down on the Farm?

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Self-led Nature Scavenger Hunt

On this self-led Nature Scavenger Hunt in Oakland Township Parks, investigate and learn how animals prepare for winter and survive the cold. Hibernation – Adaptation Investigation Riddles and clues will lead you around Oakland Township Parks to explore, crack codes, piece together puzzles, and solve the mystery of how animals survive the cold. After completing the nature adventure, participants will submit their answers and be entered in a drawing to win a special reward. Begin your … [Read more...]

Croquet Anyone?

FREE Friday game night - September 18, 2020 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Croquet Anyone? Learn everything you would want to know about the game Croquet. The Historic District Commission has been collecting used croquet sets to have a fall family tourney at Cranberry Lake Farm. Learn the game, how to place the wickets, strategies, earning extra shots, and how to score. Croquet parties became more than a leisurely activity with the formation of professional clubs and tournaments - and even … [Read more...]

Oakland Township Seeks Historic District Commission Member

The Charter Township of Oakland welcomes residents that have a passion for our Township and local preservation. The HDC oversees local historic districts, offers guidance to homeowners, and attempts to educate residents on preserving our cultural heritage. The HDC also manages the operations of Cranberry Lake Farm (CLF) Historic District, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, a community gem being developed as a historic park and community historical center. will play a very … [Read more...]

Oakland Township Offices Remain Closed

Township offices, including the Paint Creek Cider Mill offices and fire stations, will remain closed to the public through March 27. Township playgrounds and the Marsh View basketball court are closed. Visit their website for more information. Please consider handling all non-essential business remotely: Purchase or sell a home? Your paperwork can be emailed to [email protected] or dropped in our drop box. We also do not charge a late fee on late filings so please stay home and safe as … [Read more...]

Care and Pruning of your Fruit Trees

Hands-On Workshop at Cranberry Lake Farm Historic District 388 W. Predmore Rd. Oakland, MI Saturday, March 28, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Fee: $5  (*Please note the class has a 20 person cap so please reserve soon to guarantee a spot) RSVP: [email protected] or call 248-608-6807 Your Instructor Master Gardener Clay Ottoni has been farming for over five decades growing fruit trees, cover crops, row crops, and vegetables. He regularly volunteers for Michigan State … [Read more...]

Down on the Farm in Oakland Township

The Oakland Township Historic District Commission to include Vintage Apron Exhibit at Event, as well as all the usual 'Down on the Farm' favorites The Oakland Township Historic District Commission will share a Vintage Apron Exhibit at their annual Down on the Farm event on Saturday, October 5 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The exhibit will celebrate the newly restored clothesline at Cranberry Lake Farm and showcase a collection of vintage aprons. The history of aprons goes back to the Middle … [Read more...]