Oakland County Parks Now Hiring

Job postings for a wide variety of seasonal park positions open as Oakland County Parks and Recreation (OCPR) gears up for its busy spring and summer seasons. Hundreds of jobs will need to be filled at OCPR’s campgrounds, aquatic facilities, golf courses and parks within the next few months. Seasonal workers are eligible for a total of $500 in cash bonuses and also receive annual vehicle permits and a limited number of passes to enjoy various facilities. Positions start at $13.26/hour for … [Read more...]

Free Park Access for Seniors, Veterans, and Disabled is on the Ballot

Seniors, military veterans, and residents with permanent disabilities will be offered free annual vehicle passes to parks operated by Oakland County under a funding proposal that appears on the November 3 ballot. Oakland County has 13 Parks Oakland County voters in the upcoming general election will decide the fate of a proposal from the Oakland County Board of Commissioners to increase funding for Oakland County’s 13 parks. The ballot question asks residents to approve a new property tax … [Read more...]

Oakland County Parks Free Until June 1

Oakland County Parks and Recreation Extends Free Admittance to County Parks until June 1 Oakland County Parks and Recreation (OCPR) has waived entry fees for all county parks until June 1, inviting residents and other guests to enjoy a walk in the park at no cost. The offer extends the one made on March 20 and encourages everyone to enjoy the splendor of the Oakland County day-use parks at no charge. The extension was announced jointly today by County Executive David Coulter, the county … [Read more...]

OUCARES’ Collaboration with Oakland County Parks wins National Award

The Oakland University Center for Autism’s Outreach Services (OUCARES) was recently honored with a 2016 Removing Barriers Special Award from the National Association of County Parks and Recreation Officials. The recognition was for a program that allows OUCARES summer camp participants to engage in activities such as fishing, boating, rappelling and climbing at Independence Oaks Park in Clarkston. “The mission of OUCARES is to improve the quality of life of individuals with Autism … [Read more...]

Make holiday cleanup easy and “green” this season

If you're the type who put their Christmas tree up the day after Thanksgiving and are ready to take it down December 26, then you're in luck. Below are the dates, locations, and times where you can conveniently and properly dispose of your tree. Self-serve Christmas tree recycling is available at 11 Oakland County Parks from Thursday, Decemeber 26, 2013 through Monday, January 20, 2014, seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Independence Oaks in Clarkston and Orion Oaks in Orion Township … [Read more...]

Oakland Co. Parks says extend your vacation for free!

Camp an extra night on us! Click for your exclusive Buy 2 Nights, Get 1 night FREE coupon!  Valid anytime through Sept. 25 at Groveland Oaks and Oct. 23 at Addison Oaks. (Note: free night cannot be Friday or Saturday.) Treat yourself to Halloween fun Unwrap some fun at the campgrounds! Halloween-theme weekends offer a howlin’ good time with camper and pet costume contests; puppet show and workshop;  campground trick-or-treating; witch cackling contests; inflatables and more!  • Listen … [Read more...]

Ski jumpers fly high after dark!

Ski jumpers fly high after dark! Don’t miss the 2010 Skiers Pier King of Darkness Night Ski Jump Event at Groveland Oaks County Park on your Saturday night must-do list! The top 10 professional water ski jumpers from around the world will compete on Stewart Lake. You’ll see skiers jump more than 230 feet in the air at speeds in excess of 75 mph. This high energy show takes place under the lights! The action is non-stop! Between main event rounds, Spray Masters, a premier show ski team, will … [Read more...]