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4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48381
(810) 227-8910
Park Hours: 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Park Office Hours: 
Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. 
Park Fees: $10 Daily Vehicle or Boat Pass OR Annual Passes DETAILS

Please be advised, construction is being done on I-96 which will cause delays. Remember to allow yourself extra time to arrive to Kensington Metropark.

Kensington Metropark offers 4,481 acres of wooded, hilly terrain surrounding beautiful Kent Lake and is home to an abundance of wildlife and waterfowl. Come enjoy a multitude of recreation opportunities throughout the year, from biking and boating to cross-country skiing and ice fishing. Take a swim at one of our beaches; get soaked at the Splash ‘n’ Blast; or just spend the day fishing, hiking or picnicking along the water. Take a tour aboard the Island Queen; hit the tees for a round of golf; or spin through a game of disc golf. In winter, enjoy a day flying down a sledding hill.

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Nature Center Sensory-Friendly Building Map


Your Huron-Clinton Metroparks are committed to removing barriers, creating and improving access and increasing recreational opportunities for all.  As we look to the future, we will develop, update and improve facilities to meet or exceed ADA requirements – and look for ways to remove barriers to access so that individuals of all abilities have equitable access to Metroparks facilities, programs, services and activities. Click here to learn more about accessibility and how to request an accommodation at your Metroparks. 

Adaptive Paddling Equipment

At Boat Rental, we now have three different types of adaptive paddling equipment available.

  • Hand adaptation is a back-of-the-hand grip designed for use by those who have some hand function and can grip the paddle shaft on their own, but need a bit more support.
  • Wrist adaptation is available for those who are not able to grasp the paddle shaft.
  • Paddle Pivot allows one-arm control of the kayak.

Click here to learn more about each type of adaptive equipment.


Maple Beach has family changing rooms available in the recently constructed restroom building. Mats placed on the sand provide beach access. An adjacent playground was designed using universal design principals.

Martindale Beach has family changing rooms and outdoor shower facilities available. A mat provides access across the sand for beach access. Accessible tables are located at the plaza near the concession area and restroom facilities.

Boat Launch

West Boat Launch area has an accessible floating dock, launch and gangway, two pea stone/sand launch areas, parking lot restriping, accessible picnic tables and grills, accessible walkways and an accessible vault latrine restroom.

Farm Center

Paved walkways from the parking lot provide access to most the Farm Center facilities, except for the Living History Village and Sugar Bush areas.

An elevator is available in the Main Barn to navigate between floors.

Click here to view all accessibility features at the Farm Center.

Golf Cart

An accessible golf cart is available, when playing a round, at the Kensington Metropark golf course. Reservations can be made by calling the course, 810-227-8916, a minimum of 24 hours in advance. 

Hike-Bike Trail

The paved Hike-Bike Trail is almost 12 miles. An 8.5-mile loop takes you around Kent Lake and has several steep hills. The steepest hill is located near the Playfield Picnic Area.

A trailhead kiosks located near the West Boat Launch parking lot and Upper East Boat Launch parking lots are set in concrete pads enabling greater access to park and trail information. The associated bicycle repair stations can double as wheelchair repair stations.

Dogs are allowed on the trails, but must be on a 6-foot leash at all times.

Nature Center

The Nature Center has push button door access and a variety of accessible exhibits inside.

Outside the building, an accessible viewing scope can be found at Kingfisher Lagoon Overlook. And, the Amphitheater is an accessible outdoor learning space for Nature Center programs.

Click here to view all accessibility features of the Nature Center.

Nature Trails

Trails vary in length from half a mile to two miles and can be combined for an even longer walk. Trails are mainly level, unpaved gravel paths with wooden bridges and boardwalks. Portions of Chickadee and Wildwing Trails are steep. Occasionally woodland trails may be blocked with debris such as fallen tree limbs.  Nature trails are not cleared or salted in the winter and may be snow-covered, slippery or muddy.

Picnic Shelters

We’re adding new accessible picnic tables and grills to several picnic shelters throughout the park system. Work continues on installation of new concrete grill pads and securing picnic tables in arrangements that allow for unobstructed movement around them. Picnic shelter rental information will be updated on our website as changes are made.


Located at Maple Beach, the newly construction playground was designed using universal design principals and contains a ramped playground structure surrounded by a variety of other features designed for inclusivity, accessibility and fun. The playground has play features for kids ages 2-5 and 5-12. Playground features include sensory-friendly equipment, transfer-stations onto the playscape, spaces for quiet independent play, dignity landings on slides and more. The equipment is on a solid, rubber safety surfacing. Suggested parking is the van accessible parking spaces and utilizing the accessible walkways on the side. Family changing rooms are located nearby.

Located at Martindale Beach, this playground has play features for kids ages 2-5 to 5-12. Playground features include climbing structures, slides, spinners and transfer stations. Equipment is on engineered wood fiber (wood mulch) safety surfacing.

Located near the West Boat Launch Picnic Area, is playground for kids ages 2-5. It features belt swings, tot swings and larger harness swings, as well as a small climbing structure with slides. Equipment is on engineered wood fiber (wood mulch) safety surfacing.

Splash 'n' Blast

A paved walkway provides access to the Splash ‘n’ Blast. All ground spray features and water cannons are accessible and located on a poured-in-place rubber surfacing. Accessible picnic tables are located within the facility.

Family changing rooms and outdoor showers are available outside the fenced in Splash ‘n’ Blast.

Kensington Events

What are you doing this week? This weekend? All year long? If you’re not sure, you’ve come to the right spot! Your Huron-Clinton Metroparks offer hundreds of events and program all year long, so you’ll never run out of things to do. You’ll find glorious nature AND classes, crafting, concerts, competitions – and that’s just the C’s. They’re your Metroparks. See more and do more all year long. Explore Kensington’s events below.


From nature hikes to fireworks, Movies in the Park to meeting the Dairy cows – Explore the calendar to find and register for upcoming events and programs.

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