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Kids Fishing Day at Founders Fishing Pier

The Farmington Hills Nature Center and the Farmington Area Optimists Club are hosting Kids Fishing Day with four hour long sessions starting at 9 a.m. and ending at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 29, 2023, at the Founders Fishing
Pier located at the pond in Founders Sports Park at 35500 W. Eight Mile Road.

Children ages 4 to 16, along with their parents, grandparents, or friends, are invited to share in the fun of catch and release fishing. All supplies needed for a safe and successful experience will be provided including a high-quality fishing rod and reel, stocked tackle box, live bait, and how-to videos.

Sessions run from 9 to 10 a.m.; 10 to 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., and 12 to 1 p.m. Pre-registered families may choose the time for curbside pickup of supplies in the Founders Sports Park Ice Arena parking lot. Participants are then welcome to head out to a list of suggested local fishing spots or join the volunteers at the Founders Fishing Pier for instructions and
fishing practice.

The fee to participate is $20 per person for residents/$25 for non-residents. Dress for the weather and bring a hat, sunglasses, and water bottle. Adult supervision is mandatory at all times. Pre-registration is required at City of Farmington Hills – Activity Search (

For additional details, call the Nature Center at 248-473-1870 or email

Julie McKeeman
Author: Julie McKeeman

Julie is first and foremost a mom of two amazing kiddos, Elliott and Bennett. She is an elementary school librarian whose passion is to create safe spaces for all children.