Night Hike and Campfire at Bloomer Park

Outdoor Engagement in Rochester Hills Crackling campfire, roasted marshmallows, a night hike to look for nocturnal wildlife, and a few games along the way. Night Hike and Campfire Skill Level: Beginner Age: All ages Cost: $5/Adult, $3/Child (park pass required) When: Thursday, August 23 Time: 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Location: Meet in the back of the Bloomer Park parking lot For more information, or to register for any of these Outdoor Engagement Opportunities, please visit the website … [Read more...]

Michigan Senior Olympics Opening Ceremony

The Opening Ceremony is scheduled to take place Friday, August 10, at Bloomer Park in Rochester Hills from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Bring the family and come join them for this free event. It includes the torch arrival ceremony, music by Captain Fantastic (Elton John Tribute Band), free food from local food trucks including Detroit BBQ Company, The Mean Weenie, Hero & Villain, Buffy’s Mex-Casian Grill, and Treat Dreams. There will also be face painting, kids’ games, vendor tables, giveaways, … [Read more...]

Registration is Now Open for the 2018 Michigan Senior Olympic Summer Games

Michigan Senior Olympics is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 39th Annual Summer Games taking place August 10-19, throughout Oakland and Macomb Counties. Over 1,500 athletes will come from all over Michigan to complete. Athletes will have the opportunity to qualify for the 2019 National Senior Games in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Michigan Senior Olympics is a non-profit organization that promotes healthy lifestyles by organizing state games, sports competitions and … [Read more...]

Annual Antler Amble in Rochester Hills

Kick Off Spring with this Family Friendly Event The City of Rochester Hills will host their Annual Antler Amble on Friday, April 6 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. in Bloomer Park. Each winter, white-tailed deer shed their antlers and to grow new ones in the spring. Join the search for the dropped antlers and learn about this amazing cycle. Families will be guided through the trails and wooded areas of Bloomer Park by city naturalists, Lance and Lauren and be able to take any antlers they … [Read more...]

Snowshoeing 101 at Bloomer Park in Rochester Hills

Ever wanted to try snowshoeing, but didn't know where to start? Attend the Bloomer Park Snowshoeing 101 event - an adventure for beginners interested in this winter hobby. Guests will learn the basics of snowshoeing, a little about the history, and what shoes might be best for you before venturing out into the park. Snowshoes will be available for use or attendees can bring their own. This is an introductory skill level for ages 12 and up. The cost is $5.00 per person and runs … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Hosts Ninth Annual Fun Run

Government Youth Council Gives Back to Local Charity On June 17, runners and walkers will lace up their shoes and head to Bloomer Park for the Annual Rochester Hills Government Youth Council Charity 5K Run/Walk, sponsored by Omega Rehab Services and River Square Family Dentistry.   This year, all the proceeds will go to the Assistance League of Southeast Michigan, a nonprofit 501 (c), (3), hands-on all volunteer organization whose mission is to clothe, feed, educate and comfort infants, … [Read more...]

Winter Survival 101 at Van Hoosen Farm

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is Presenting Winter Survival 101 The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be presenting Winter Survival 101 on Monday, January 16 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Bloomer Park. Admission is free for Rochester Hills Museum members. For non-members, the admission is $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students.  Ages 8 and up are welcome. The city’s naturalist and environmental educator will be teaching guests how to build a survival shelter and the … [Read more...]

Outdoor Fun and Fitness in the Rochester Area

The Great Outdoors  Summer is officially here so grab your gear and head outdoors for a great workout. Exercising outside can increase your motivation and make your workouts more interesting. Research shows spending time outdoors reduces stress and the fresh air releases serotonin in the brain which can put you in a fantastic mood. The scenery can help exercisers from getting bored and outdoor workouts offer more of a full-body workout that can burn more calories. The Rochester area has lots … [Read more...]

Antler Amble at Bloomer Park

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is presenting Antler Amble The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be presenting Antler Amble on Friday, April 8 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Bloomer Park. Admission is free for members of the Rochester Hills Museum. For non-members, the fee is $5 for adults, $3 students, and $3 for seniors. Ages 6 and up are welcome. Guests will be learning why deer lose their antlers, how these antlers are used by other animals, and where you … [Read more...]

Early Parks Shelter Reservation Special for Rochester Hills

The Parks & Forestry Department is again offering an “Early Reservation Special” beginning January through April 29, 2016 to receive a $50 discount off the regular shelter price. All reservation fees are due 14 days after the reservation is made. Bloomer Park has three shelters and Spencer Park has one shelter available May through October. Bloomer also has one tent and Spencer has three tents available Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Weekday reservations can also be made when … [Read more...]