4570 Huron River Parkway | Milford MI 48380 | (810) 227-8910
About Kensington Metropark
You don’t have to travel far to enjoy the best of Michigan’s great outdoors, with Kensington Metropark, one of the most popular parks in Michigan. Kensington’s 4,481 sprawling acres of wooded, hilly terrain surrounds beautiful Kent Lake, and is home to an abundance of wildlife and waterfowl. Kensington Metropark offers a multitude of recreational activities throughout the year, from biking and boating to cross-country skiing and tobogganing. In addition to striking sunrises and sunsets, 1,200-acre Kent Lake offers plenty of fun activities: swim at Martindale or Maple beaches, get soaked at the Splash ‘n’ Blast, or just spend the day fishing, boating or picnicking along the water. Take a tour of the lake aboard the Island Queen II in the summer and fall. Or, enjoy a winter day ice-fishing or skating on frozen lake waters.
This first-class recreational area also features an 18-hole regulation golf course, 27-hole disc course, nature center, farm center, beautiful picnic areas and scenic hiking and biking trails for hours of enjoyment. With two and a half million visitors every year Kensington Metropark is a favorite place to enjoy Michigan’s natural treasures.
Enjoy a day in the water at Martindale Beach all summer long. Martindale Beach will be open May 28, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. NO LIFEGUARDS – SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK. On the day of your event, if you have a medical emergency, please dial 911; if you have a maintenance issue or any other concern, please contact the Beach Attendants on site or the Park Office at 810-227-8910. Please contact the Park Office if you should have any questions.
Maple Beach will only be open to the public Memorial, 4th of July and Labor Day weekends in 2016 and will not have lifeguards on duty.
Splash ‘n Blast
Find the ultimate relief from the warm, summer sun and loads of fun for the entire family at Kensington Metropark’s Splash ’n’ Blast. Coast down two, 250-foot twisted waterslides or romp through the spray ground with palm trees, serpents and cannons that spray water. Waterslide riders must be 42” tall or higher. Open daily from 11 am to 7 pm May 28, 2016 through Labor Day. The slides are irrigated with pool water. The last wristband sale of the day is 1/2 hour before closing.
Twilight Rate (5 p.m. until closing)
After Hours Group Rate (75 or less) – $200
Private rental of the Splash ‘n’ Blast is available from 10 am to 11 am and from 7 pm to 8 pm. Contact the Park Office at (810) 227-8910 to reserve.
Challenge yourself on Kensington Metropark’s Black Locust disc golf course, named for the Black Locust trees found along the property near Martindale Beach. Similar to the traditional game of golf, players attempt to throw their disc into each “hole,” or chained basket, along the route with the minimum number of shots. Enjoy the 27-hole fairways lined with rolling meadows and thick woods. The 18th hole features a basket in a tree stump for added fun.
The Black Locust is located off of a gravel lot across from the Martindale Beach parking lot. The course is open year ’round 6 am – 10 pm. Please keep in mind that the course is not lit at night and the tee pads are not cleared of snow during the winter.
*Senior rate is age of 62 and older. Junior rate is age of 20 and under.The Annual Bag Tag is available for purchase at the Kensington Park Office. Annual Bag Tags are also valid for the disc golf courses at Hudson Mills and Stony Creek Metroparks. Please contact the Kensington Park Office if you should have any questions at (810) 227-8910.
A Metropark Motor Vehicle Entry Permit gives you access to all 13 Huron-Clinton Metroparks.
2016 Vehicle Entry Permits are on sale now! Annual permits are valid from the time of purchase through December 31, 2016. Click here to purchase yours today!
Annual Vehicle Permit: $35
Annual Boat Permit: $35
Annual Vehicle/Boat Permit: $70 - This combination permit for vehicles and boats allows a vehicle with a boat trailer to enter the Metroparks.
Annual Permits Seniors (age 62+)
Annual Vehicle Permit: $21
Annual Boat Permit: $21
Annual Vehicle/Boat Permit: $42 - This combination permit for vehicles and boats allows a vehicle with a boat trailer to enter the Metroparks.
Joint Combination Vehicle Permit
$59 - This combination permit for vehicles allows entry into the Metroparks and Oakland County Parks.
$10 per vehicle
Walkers, bicyclists, and inline skaters can enjoy free access to all Metroparks by entering through the park roads and hike/bike trails.
NOTE: Michigan’s Recreation Passport, purchased for your Michigan license plate, does not allow entry into the Metroparks. The Huron-Clinton Metroparks is a separate regional park system than the Michigan State Parks, and requires its own entry permit.
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