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dogs and humans playing at Orion Oaks Dog Park

Vehicle entry fees to be waived on Saturday

Oakland County Parks will mark National Dog Day by waiving vehicle entry fees on Saturday, Aug. 26 at its three dog parks. Oakland County staff will also be on hand from 10 a.m.-noon to distribute free dog-related items, including collapsible water bowls and lighted pet tags, to the first 125 people at each park while supplies last.

Visitors can enjoy free access to the dog parks from 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset (unless otherwise posted) at the following parks:

  • Orion Oaks Dog Park, 1200 Joslyn Road in Lake Orion. The park offers a 24-acre fenced enclosure with small dog area, including two trails, picnic shelter, drinking water, field area, modern restrooms and access to Lake Sixteen for swimming (dogs only) via a dog dock
  • Lyon Oaks Dog Park, 52221 Pontiac Trail in Wixom. The dog park features a 13-acre fenced enclosure with small dog area, benches, shelter and picnic tables, water fountain and field training area
  • Red Oaks Dog Park, 31353 Dequindre in Madison Heights, is a 5.2-acre site that offers up to four fenced enclosures, including one for smaller dogs.

While at one of our three dog parks on Saturday, snap a photo (or two) and post on Facebook. Tag both @OCParks and @PremierPetSupply for a chance to win a $150 gift card from Premier Pet Supply. One winner will be announced on Facebook next week.

As a reminder, when visiting the dog parks, dog owners must monitor their dogs at all times, picking up waste as needed. Owners bear full responsibility and liability for their dog’s actions and behavior. Other rules to consider before visiting:

  • Michigan Law requires all dogs older than four months to have a current Michigan dog license, which can be purchased at either the city or county in which the dog resides. To be licensed, proof of current vaccinations is needed
  • Michigan Law requires the dog owner to display a current license on the dog and this is required for use of the dog park
  • There is a maximum of two dogs per park guest in the park at any one time
  • Only dogs four months old and older are allowed in the dog parks
  • No human or pet food can be brought into the dog parks

Dog Park Information

dog playing at dog park

Oakland County Parks

The Oakland County Parks are your recreation destination. OCPR operates 14 parks that provide healthy outdoor adventures, soothing natural surroundings and unlimited options for good times with family and friends. With nearly 7,000 acres and more than 80 miles of trails to explore, you can discover adventure in your own backyard.