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...]

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...]

Oakland Township Invites Families to Come Out and Experience Live Michigan Raptors

Michigan Birds of Prey Come join Oakland Township Parks and Recreation in learning about Michigan’s birds of prey where participants will meet live raptors such as a hawk, an owl, a falcon, and even an eagle. These engaging birds will model and demonstrate their incredible survival adaptations and behaviors. Participants will have the chance to observe skulls, feel feathers, and handle other bird parts such as feet and bones. This hands-on experience is fascinating. Presented by Francie … [Read more...]

Freezing Mad Science in Oakland Township

Oakland Township Invites Children Ages 3-5 Years Old to Come Out and Experiment with Ice Freezing Mad Science for 3-5 Years Old With winter breathing its frigid air across the ponds and streams, Oakland Township Parks and Recreation has noticed them turning solid. They are not one to ignore nature’s cues so they will be holding a program for participants to play with ice! From the warmth of the nature center, participants will perform experiments with wacky hand-shaped ice cubes and salt to … [Read more...]

Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Recommended for State Grant

Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Recommended for State Grant to Develop Iron Belle – Paint Creek Trail Northern Trailhead On December 12, the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Board recommended that Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Commission (OTPRC) be awarded a $228,400 Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund grant for improvements at the Township’s Paint Creek Junction Park. The purpose of this grant project, titled “Iron Belle - Paint Creek Trail Northern Trailhead” is to … [Read more...]

Preschool Park Explorers Time for Turkeys

Oakland Township Parks and Recreation is Collaborating with Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve for a Special Preschool Event November 30 Lost Lake Nature Park is home to more than just a quiet kayaking dock and exciting sledding hill, it’s also home to woodpeckers, garter snakes, and of course, wild turkeys. With enough turkey in everyone’s bellies after Thanksgiving to last everyone through the winter, it’s only right to learn about the comically large birds that can be seen walking through the … [Read more...]

Experience The Wonders of Raptors in Oakland Township

Hunters of the Sky It’s all about survival. Three engaging raptors (hawk, owl, and falcon) will visit the site to demonstrate and model their amazing survival characteristics and techniques. Hands-on explorations of feathers, skulls, and other bird parts provide a stimulating introduction to the Hunters of the Sky. Presented by Leslie Science & the Nature Center. To register, call the Oakland Township Parks and Recreation office at 248-651-7810. Register by Wednesday, October … [Read more...]

Accessibility Workshop for Proposed Recreation Improvements in Oakland Township

Oakland Township Parks and Recreation is presenting an Accessibility Workshop to receive comments and input from the general public and disability advocates on two Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund grant applications. The Accessibility Workshop will be held Monday, September 10, 2018 from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Paint Creek Cider Mill, 4480 Orion Road, Rochester, Michigan, 48306. Project engineers will be present to discuss the projects and answer any questions regarding the designs. “We would … [Read more...]

Land Preservation Staff Lead a Guided Tour of Draper Twin Lake Park

The Oakland Township Parks and Recreation (OTPR) host a guided tour of Draper Twin Lake Park on Saturday, August 18, from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Meet in the parking lot at 1015 Inwood Road at 10:00 a.m. The tour will visit Twin Lake, then head to the east side of the park. This park was purchased in 2005 with a combination of Land Preservation millage funds and a sizable donation from the Draper family. The name of this 90-acre park honors both this family’s generosity as well as the … [Read more...]