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Park Highlights

Tickets are on sale now for the Snacks with Santa program on December 20 & 21!  Click here for more info.

2015 Permits are on sale now!

The Kensington Golf Course will close for the season on Sunday, November 9th.  If you are interested in booking a league or an outing give us a call at 810-227-8910.  Thanks for a great season and we will see you in the spring!

 


 

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Kensington Metropark

Events Calendar

Chickadee Chow-Down
Nov
22-29
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 11/22/2014  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Fri 11/28/2014  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 11/29/2014  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

In winter, a variety of songbirds will actually take sunflower seeds from your hands. Bird Seed will be provided for this short walk along the nature trails.

Ages: All                                        Fee: $4 per person

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Brownies: Hiker
Nov
23
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sun 11/23/2014  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Requirements for this badge will be met during this indoor/outdoor program. Pre-registration is required.

Fee: $5 per scout

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Thanksgiving Appreciation Day
Nov
27
Type Special Event
When / Where
Description

The Metroparks have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving... YOU! In honor of your patronage, all 13 Metroparks will waive vehicle entry fees and boat launch fees on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27.

 

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Junior Girl Scouts: Animal Habitat
Dec
6
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 12/06/2014  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Requirements for this badge will be met during this indoor/outdoor program. Pre-registration is required.

Fee: $5 per scout

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Homeschool: Winter Birds
Dec
11
Type Nature Center
When / Where Thu 12/11/2014  1pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Explore animal adaptations, structures and functions through the life of birds. Learn how animals protect themselves, how they get food and why they look the way they do with experiential indoor games, and an outdoor hike.

Ages: 8 - 10                                Fee: $5 per student    

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Winter Birding for Beginners
Dec
13
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 12/13/2014  8am  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Birding is an activity that offers exercise, challenge and even adventure. It's also fun. The basics of birds and birding will be covered in a three-hour session, both inside and outside. Bring binoculars.

Ages: All                                       Fee: $4 per person

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

 

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Winter Solstice Campfire for Scouts
Dec
19
Type Nature Center
When / Where Fri 12/19/2014  7pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Celebrate the longest night of the year and the official arrival of winter with a campfire, games, snacks and more!

Fee: $5 per scout

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Winter Solstice Campfire
Dec
20
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 12/20/2014  7pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Celebrate the longest night of the year and the official arrival of winter with a campfire, games, snacks and more!

Ages: All                                        Fee: $5 per person

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Snacks with Santa
Dec
20-21
Type Farm and Nature Centers
When / Where Sat 12/20/2014  10:30am  Kensington Metropark
Sat 12/20/2014  12pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 12/20/2014  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 12/21/2014  10:30am  Kensington Metropark
Sun 12/21/2014  12pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 12/21/2014  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

 

A Holiday season tradition at the Farm! Each visit includes a hayride or sleigh ride, a holiday sing-a-long (complete with cozy blankets, song sheets and jingle bells), snacks (fruit, cookies, juice, hot cocoa, and coffee), and most importantly, a visit with Santa by our Christmas tree!

Tickets are only available in advance at the Park Office (beginning Saturday, November 1), and can be purchased over the phone (beginning Sunday, November 2) using your MasterCard, Visa or Discover card. Call 810-227-8910 for ticket sales and info. Once on sale, tickets go fast!

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.

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Chickaee Chow-Down
Dec
26-27
Type Nature Center
When / Where Fri 12/26/2014  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 12/27/2014  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

In winter, a variety of songbirds will actually take sunflower seeds from your hands. Bird seed will be provided for this short walk along the nature trails.

Ages: All                                       Fee: $4 per person

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Hayrides for the Holidays
Dec
26...
Type Farm and Nature Centers
When / Where Fri 12/26/2014  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 12/27/2014  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 12/28/2014  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Mon 12/29/2014  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Tue 12/30/2014  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Wed 12/31/2014  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Thu 01/01/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Cabin fever? Kids on break? Come out and play! We're running hayrides, or sleigh rides if there is enough snow, all week. Standard hayride rates apply. See Page 6 in the Farm Center Newsletter. For additional information, please call 248-684-8632.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.

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New Year's Bird Count
Jan
3
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 01/03/2015  8am  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Bring binoculars and suitable dress to participate in a census of Kensington's birds. Experienced leaders will guide teams to various parts of the park. Beginners welcome!

Ages: All                           Fee: FREE!

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Homeschool: The Ecology of Cold
Jan
8
Type Nature Center
When / Where Thu 01/08/2015  1pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Learn about the basic needs of animals in winter and the characteristics and behaviors that help them survive. Students will have a chance to interact with live reptiles.

Age: 8 - 10                          Fee: $5 per student

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Chickadee Chow-Down
Jan
10
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 01/10/2015  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

In winter, a variety of songbirds will actually take sunflower seeds from your hands. Bird seed will be provided for this short walk along the nature trails.

Age: All                                    Fee: $4 per person

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Webelos: Forester
Jan
17
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 01/17/2015  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Requirements for this badge will be met during this indoor/outdoor program.

Fee:  $5 per scout

Pre-registration required. To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Basics of Ice Fishing
Jan
24...
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 01/24/2015  1pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 01/31/2015  1pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 02/07/2015  1pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 02/14/2015  1pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

A chance for beginners to learn about ice fishing, then wet a line! Bring ice fishing poles and dress for the weather. Ice conditions permitting. A fishing license is required for those 17 years of age and older.

Age: 6 and up                        Fee: $5 per person

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Homeschool: The Living Food Chain
Feb
12
Type Nature Center
When / Where Thu 02/12/2015  1pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Student will learn about food chains and webs and make their own. Live examples of various levels of the food chain will be displayed.

Age: 8 - 10                                  Fee: $5 per student

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

 

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Webelos: Naturalist
Feb
21
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 02/21/2015  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Requirements for this badge will be met during this indoor/outdoor program. Pre-registration required.

Fee: $5 per scout

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Chickadee Chow-Down
Feb
28
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 02/28/2015  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

In winter, a variety of songbirds will actually take sunflower seeds from your hands. Bird seed will be provided for this short walk along the nature trails.

Ages: All                                    Fee. $4 per person

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Beginning with Bluebirds
Mar
7
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 03/07/2015  1pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Last year Kensington was home to over 200 of these beautiful songbirds. Learn more about them and how you can help bluebirds in your area. Then stay to build your own bluebird box, if you wish. The $10 kit fee includes materials; please bring a phillips screwdriver. Pre-registration is required.

Ages: 10 and up                Fee: $3 per person and $10 kit

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Homeschool: Animal Adaptations
Mar
12
Type Nature Center
When / Where Thu 03/12/2015  1pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Using mounts and hands-on activities, we'll take a look at how adaptations help shape the way an animal looks and acts. Students will divide into groups and "build a bird" demonstrating understanding of various adaptations.

Ages: 8 - 10                      Fee: $5 per student

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Webelos: Outdoorsman
Mar
14
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 03/14/2015  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Requirements for this badge will be met during this indoor/outdoor program. Pre-registration required.

Fee: $5 per scout

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Spring Equinox Campfire for Scouts
Mar
20
Type Nature Center
When / Where Fri 03/20/2015  7pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

The days are getting longer and the nights are getting shorter. Celebrate the official arrival of spring with a campfire, games, snacks and more!

Fee: $5 per scout

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Spring Equinox Campfire
Mar
21
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 03/21/2015  7pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

The days are getting longer and the nights are getting shorter. Celebrate the official arrival of spring with a campfire, games, snacks and more!

Fee: $5 per person

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Earth Hour Astronomy
Mar
28
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 03/28/2015  8pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

 

Celebrate international "lights out" night with an astronomy program. An indoor program will be followed by outdoor viewing. Pre-registration required.

Ages: 6 and up                         Fee: $5 per person

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Webelos: Geologist
Apr
4
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 04/04/2015  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Requirements for this badge will be met during this indoor/outdoor program. Pre-registration is required.

Fee: $5 per scout

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Homeschool: Critter Conversations
Apr
9
Type Nature Center
When / Where Thu 04/09/2015  1pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Listen to all that springtime animal chatter! Birds are singing and frogs are calling. Let's head out into the woods to discover what's going on at this busy time of year.

Ages: 8 - 10                                 Fee: $5 per student

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Night at the Nature Center for Girl Scouts
Apr
11
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 04/11/2015  7pm-8am  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Enjoy an overnight adventure at the nature center. Evening activities include a campfire, night hike, calling owls, games, and a snack. Then camp out in the Great Blue Heron Classroom. In the morning enjoy a continental style breakfast.

Fee: $30 per scout, $15 per chaperone

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Cadet Girl Scouts: Trees
Apr
12
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sun 04/12/2015  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Requirements for this badge will be met during this indoor/outdoor program. Pre-registration is required.

Fee: $5 per scout

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Junior Girl Scouts: Flowers
Apr
18
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 04/18/2015  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Requirements for this badge will be met during this indoor/outdoor program. Pre-registration is required.

Fee: $5 per scout

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Night at the Nature Center for Boy Scouts
Apr
25
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 04/25/2015  7pm-8am  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Enjoy an overnight adventure at the nature center. Evening activities include a campfire, night hike, calling owls, games, and a snack. Then camp out in the Great Blue Heron Classroom. in the morning enjoy a continental style breakfast.

Fee: $30 per scout, $15 per chaperone

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Beginning Birding by Ear
Apr
26
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sun 04/26/2015  9am  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Exercise your eardrums and learn some simple tricks to identifying some of our local songbirds by ear. Basic guide to common bird songs included.

Ages: 10 and up                           Fee: $5 per person

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Wildwing Watch
May
2-23
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 05/02/2015  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 05/23/2015  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

It's spring and the herons are back on the rookery! We'll have spotting scopes out so that you can bet a better look.

Ages: All                                Fee: FREE

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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May Bird Count
May
9
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 05/09/2015  7am  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

 

Bring binoculars to help conduct a census of Kensington's spring birds. Everyone will be part of a team led by an experienced birder. Participants should dress for the weather.

                                  Fee: FREE

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Heron Days
May
16-17
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 05/16/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 05/17/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Native plant, tree and shrub sale; live insect exhibits; live bat presentation each day; book sale; heron rookery viewing; Rosco the Clown and magic shows.

                         FREE

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Beasts at the Boat Rental
May
25-30
Type Nature Center
When / Where Mon 05/25/2015  1pm-3pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 05/30/2015  1pm-3pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Snakes and turtles are among the most fascinating of all animals. There's also a lot of misinformation about them. We'll sort out what is true ad what isn't during this ongoing program. No pre-registration required.

                                FREE

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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