City Announces New Programming for Residents to Enjoy Summer

Rochester Hills Outdoor Events Hottest Ticket in Town

This summer, the City of Rochester Hills will be hosting several brand new events to engage people in the great outdoors. These events are coordinated by the newly implemented Outdoor Engagement Division.

With 90% of the city’s outdoor engagement events selling out, these events have consistently seen strong community interest.” Being home to over a thousand acres of green space, we are in a great position to offer activities that will inspire the next generation to get outside and get active,” states Mayor Bryan K. Barnett. “We’re thrilled to see these fun and educational events becoming so popular with residents.”

Three people, a fishing pole, and one fish pose for a photo

Fishing for Beginners

Fishing for Beginners – Wednesdays, July 11 – August 1 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Join City Naturalists Lance and Lauren at Spencer Park to be versed in the fishing basics. Learn about the most common types of fish, local fishing regulations, fishing safety and hopefully catch some fish along the way. This event is for ages 6 and up. Tickets are $5 per person per day.

A family gathers around a campfire with marshmellow on sticks

Campfire Cookout


Campfire Cookout – July 12, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Have you ever wanted to cook over an open fire, but weren’t sure where to start? Join us at Bloomer Park to learn techniques and tips for cooking over an open fire. This fun and flavorful family program is suitable for all ages. Tickets are $7 per adult and $5 per child.

Two people kayaking

Kayaking 101


Kayaking 101 – July 14, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Calling all first time kayakers. This beginner’s class at Spencer Park will cover basic kayaking techniques, safety, and etiquette. Boats and safety equipment will be provided. This event is designed for ages 12 and up. Participants 17 and under must be accompanied by a paid adult. Tickets are $15 per person.

“These programs are a great way for people of all ages to get outdoors,” states Natural Resources Manager Matt Einheuser. “We’re excited to engage our community with the natural resources we have available right here in our city.”

These programs are already filling up fast so register now. To learn more or register for outdoor engagement programs, visit or call 248-656-4673.


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