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Park Highlights

Don't miss out on these upcoming events!

Evening Owl Prowls: November  27 & 28 at 6 pm: Learn about the habits and habitats of these extraordinary birds!

Sunday with Santa!  December 13 10 am, 1 and 3 pm sessions available.  Advance ticket sales only.

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

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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.

2016 Vehicle Entry Permits are on sale now! Annual permits are valid from the time of purchase through December 31, 2016. Buy early and enjoy three months in 2015 for free!  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.

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.

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.

Our Current Conditions

Fair, 42°F

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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 Saturday & Sunday



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Wed, 11/25/2015 - Give the gift of membership this holiday. more»
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Wed, 11/25/2015 - Join the Friends of the Metroparks. more»
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Mon, 11/16/2015 - Get into the spirit during Heritage Holidays at Wolcott Mill Metropark Historic Center! more»
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