Enjoy November at Oakland County Parks and Recreation

November is a good time to slow down, relax and enjoy autumn’s cooler, comfortable temperatures. Explore the nearly 80 miles of trails at the 13 Oakland County Parks, try platform tennis or check out the fall harvest at the Oakland County Farmers Market. Get outdoors before autumn fades away and enjoy these upcoming activities offered through Oakland County Parks and Recreation:

Nov. 7

  • Pop In and Play will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at Springfield Oaks Activity Center, Grand Hall Room, 12450 Andersonville Road, Davisburg. Pop in for an exciting evening of games and crafts. This free, family-friendly game night will feature classic games larger than life, including Jumbo Jenga, Colossal Connect Four, Towering Tic Tac Toe and Significantly-sized Scrabble. Try the putting challenge on the miniature golf course or experience a spin on traditional bingo. Light snacks will be provided. All ages and abilities welcome. Some of the games require socks and closed-toe shoes. This is a drop-in program and no registration is required. Visit OaklandCountyParks.com for details.

Nov. 9

  • Youth Abilities — Saturday Sports Special will be held from 9:30-11 a.m. Nov. 9 at the Jack & Patti Salter Club, 1545 East Lincoln Road in Royal Oak. Designed for youth ages 6-18 with disabilities, activities include parachute games, floor hockey, kickball, basketball and more. Individuals must preregister by calling 248-424-7081. Visit OaklandCountyParks.com or email Adaptive@oakgov.com for details.
  • A Platform Tennis Open House is at 10 a.m. Nov. 9 at Waterford Oaks County Park, 1702 Scott Lake Road in Waterford. Platform Tennis is the only racquet sport played outdoors in cold weather. After snow is removed, the courts’ special floor heating units provide a dry playing surface. No previous experience needed. No preregistration is necessary for the open house. Instruction will be provided from Waterford Oaks Paddle Club. Dress for the weather; tennis shoes required. Extra equipment will be available for first-time players or those who do not have their own paddles or paddle balls. For more information, visit OaklandCountyParks.com or call 248-858-0916.
  • Scout Badge Day — Junior Girl Scouts: Geocaching is set from 10 a.m.-noon or 2-4 p.m. Nov. 9 at Wint Nature Center in Independence Oaks County Park, 9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston. Naturalists will help scouts complete the necessary requirements to achieve a badge. Cost is $7/scout and $3/adult. Preregistration is required by calling 248-858-0916 weekdays or registration forms are available at OaklandCountyParks.com.
  • Scout Badge Day — Wolves: Call of the Wild is set from 10 a.m.-noon or 2-4 p.m. Nov. 9 at Red Oaks Nature Center, 30300 Hales St., Madison Heights. Naturalists will help scouts complete the necessary requirements to achieve a badge. Cost is $7/scout and $3/adult. Pre-registration is required by calling 248-858-0916 weekdays or registration forms are available at OaklandCountyParks.com.

Nov. 11

  • During Oakland County Parks and Recreation Appreciation Day on Nov. 11, visitors can enjoy free daily park entry with access to natural areas, trails, dog parks and all park amenities at Addison Oaks County Park, Highland Oaks County Park, Independence Oaks County Park, Lyon Oaks County Park and Dog Park, Orion Oaks County Park and Dog Park, Red Oaks Dog Park and Rose Oaks County Park. Park hours are 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset, or as posted at the park.

Nov. 16

  • Youth Abilities — Saturday Sports Special will be held from 9:30-11 a.m. Nov. 16 at the Jack & Patti Salter Club, 1545 East Lincoln Road in Royal Oak. Designed for youth with disabilities ages 6-18, activities include parachute games, floor hockey, kickball, basketball and more. Individuals must preregister by calling 248-424-7081. Visit OaklandCountyParks.com or email Adaptive@oakgov.com for details.
  • Scout Badge Day — Brownies: Letterboxer is set from 10 a.m.-noon or 2-4 p.m. Nov. 16 at Red Oaks Nature Center, 30300 Hales St., Madison Heights. Naturalists will help scouts complete the necessary requirements to achieve a badge. Cost is $7/scout and $3/adult. Pre-registration is required by calling 248-858-0916 weekdays or registration forms are available at OaklandCountyParks.com.

Nov. 20

  • Oakland County Parks and Recreation will host Novi Hoedown, a program for individuals 18 and older with developmental disabilities from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Novi Community Center: 45175 West 10 Mile Road, Novi. The event includes music, dancing and pizza and salad. Cost is $10/participant and $5/caregiver. Preregistration only; no walk-ins. Register by Nov. 13. Payment must accompany registration form, which can be found at OaklandCountyParks.com. Call 248-424-7081 or email Adaptive@oakgov.com for more information.

Nov. 22

  • Pop In and Play will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 22 at the Lyon Oaks Banquet Center, 52251 W Pontiac Trail, Wixom. Pop in for an exciting evening of games and crafts. This free, family-friendly game night will feature classic games larger than life, including Jumbo Jenga, Colossal Connect Four, Towering Tic Tac Toe and Significantly-sized Scrabble. Try the putting challenge on the miniature golf course or experience a spin on traditional bingo. Light snacks will be provided. All ages and abilities welcome. Some of the games require socks and closed-toe shoes. This is a drop-in program and no registration is required. Visit OaklandCountyParks.com for details.

Nov. 23

  • Youth Abilities — Saturday Sports Special will be held from 9:30-11 a.m. Nov. 23 at the Jack & Patti Salter Club, 1545 East Lincoln Road in Royal Oak. Designed for youth ages 6-18 with disabilities, activities include parachute games, floor hockey, kickball, basketball and more. Individuals must preregister by calling 248-424-7081. Visit OaklandCountyParks.com or email Adaptive@oakgov.com for details.
  • Scout Badge Day — Junior Girl Scouts: Detective is set from 10 a.m.-noon or 2-4 p.m. Nov. 23 at Red Oaks Nature Center, 30300 Hales St., Madison Heights. Naturalists will help scouts complete the necessary requirements to achieve a badge. Cost is $7/scout and $3/adult. Pre-registration is required by calling 248-858-0916 weekdays or registration forms are available at OaklandCountyParks.com.
  • Learn about the folklore and historical facts associated with the wild turkey during Talkin’ Turkey from 2-4 p.m. Nov. 23 at Wint Nature Center in Independence Oaks County Park, 9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston. During the program, create a themed craft and go on a hike to look for our resident turkeys. This program is appropriate for all ages. Cost is $5/person. Preregistration with payment is required by calling 248-858-0916 weekdays or Wint Nature Center at 248-625-6473 on Saturdays.

Nov. 28

  • During Oakland County Parks and Recreation Appreciation Day on Nov. 28, visitors can enjoy free daily park entry with access to natural areas, trails, dog parks and all park amenities at Addison Oaks County Park, Highland Oaks County Park, Independence Oaks County Park, Lyon Oaks County Park and Dog Park, Orion Oaks County Park and Dog Park, Red Oaks Dog Park and Rose Oaks County Park. Park hours are 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset, or as posted at the park.

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