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Free Entry Days in 2023 at Oakland County Parks and Recreation

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If you like spending time outdoors, then you won’t want to miss this. On Oakland County Parks and Recreation Free Entry Days, visitors can enjoy free daily park entry with access to trails, dog parks, playgrounds, beaches at Groveland Oaks and Independence Oaks and fishing spots.

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  • Jan. 16, Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Feb. 20, Presidents Day
  • May 6-7, Spring Park Days
  • June 19, Juneteenth
  • Aug. 26, National Pet Day (at dog parks only)
  • Sept. 16-17, Fall Park Days
  • Nov. 11, Veterans Day
  • Nov. 23, Thanksgiving Day
  • Dec. 24, Christmas Eve
  • Dec. 25, Christmas Day
  • Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve


  • Addison Oaks County Park, 1480 West Romeo Road, north of Rochester
  • Groveland Oaks County Park, 14555 Dixie Highway, Groveland Township (open April 28-Oct. 2)
  • Highland Oaks County Park, 6555 Milford Road, Highland
  • Independence Oaks County Park, 9501 Sashabaw Road, near Clarkston
  • Lyon Oaks County Park and Lyon Oaks Dog Park, 52221 Pontiac Trail, Lyon Township
  • Orion Oaks County Park, 2301 W. Clarkston Road, Lake Orion
  • Orion Oaks Dog Park, Joslyn Road between Clarkston and Scripps roads, Lake Orion
  • Red Oaks Dog Park, 31353 Dequindre Road. Madison Heights
  • Rose Oaks County Park, 10400 Fish Lake Road, near Holly

These parks are always open to the public free of charge:

  • Catalpa Oaks County Park, 27705 Greenfield Road, Southfield
  • Red Oaks Nature Center, 30300 Hales St., Madison Heights
  • Springfield Oaks County Park, 12451 Andersonville Road, Davisburg
  • Waterford Oaks County Park, 1702 Scott Lake Road, Waterford

Park hours are 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset, or as posted at the park. For information on other events, visit Join the conversation onFacebook, Instagram and Twitter

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