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Park Highlights

Don't miss out on these upcoming events!

Here comes Peter Cottontail: Saturday, April 4 at 10 am

Earth Day Clean Up: Saturday, April 18 at 10 am. Please pre-register.

Registration and fees may be required, Please call  734-782-3956 for details.

Oakwood's Nature Center offers snow shoe rentals, ask a staff member or call at 734-782-3956 for more  information!




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Oakwoods Metropark

Oakwoods Metropark

32911 Willow Rd.  |  New Boston MI 48164  |  (734) 782-3956
Michigan Downriver park

About The Flat Rock Area Park

Come to Oakwoods Metropark to enjoy the scenic woods and picturesque Huron River. The Nature Center and surrounding trails are the centerpiece of this 1,756-acre Metropark, located near Flat Rock. Take a hike through mature woodlands, along scenic overlooks of the backwaters of the Huron River, and to a 3-acre pond, all located within the Nature Study Area. At the Nature Center you can get up close to turtles swimming in a 700-gallon aquatic tank or look at a live snake. This Metropark also features an equestrian trail and a paved, hike-bike trail connecting to Willow and Lower Huron Metroparks for a 15-mile trail (30-mile round trip). While at the park, stop at the Cedar Knoll Picnic Area to hike the nearby butterfly viewing trail, designated as a monarch waystation by Monarch Watch. Bring your canoe or kayak to ply the river behind the Nature Center. Fish along the shore, at the Cedar Knoll Picnic area, or put in your rowboat at the fishing access.


A Metropark Motor Vehicle Entry Permit gives you access to all 13 Huron-Clinton Metroparks.

2015 Vehicle Entry Permits  are on sale now! Annual permits are valid from the time of purchase through December 31, 2015. Click here to purchase yours today!

Seniors (62+)$20
Joint Permit*$54





Walkers, bicyclists, and inline skaters can enjoy free access to all Metroparks by entering through the park roads and hike/bike trails.

*The 2015 Joint Permit for Huron-Clinton Metroparks and Oakland County Parks offers entry to all parks within both park systems.

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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Park Hours

Park Hours:

8 am - Dusk Daily

Nature Center Building Hours:      (734) 782-3956:

1 pm to 5 pm Monday- Friday

10 am to 5 pm Saturdays & Sundays


Oakwoods Metropark
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