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Kensington Metropark
4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380 – Map Me
(810) 227-8910
Contact Us Online

Park Hours 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Park Office 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. (by phone only).
The Park Office will be completely closed on 11/26/2020.

Splash ‘n’ Blast, Learn More
Closed 

Island Queen
Closed

Golf Course
Learn More
(810) 227-8916
Closed for the season

Farm CenterLearn More
(248) 684-8632
Open, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Farmhouse GrilleLearn More
Currently closed

Nature Center, Learn More
(810) 227-8917
Monday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday – Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
(Nature Center building currently closed)

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About

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.

Best Hiking Trails in Metro Detroit by Channel 7 WXYZ Detroit – Our parks topped the list! Thank you to everyone who voted for making Kensington Metropark #1 and Stony Creek Metropark #2 on Thursday’s Top 7 list of the “Best hiking trails in metro Detroit!”

Accessibility

The Metroparks are committed to removing barriers, creating and improving access, and increasing recreation 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. In this section we have highlighted facilities and amenities that have been updated to improve access within this park. LEARN MORE 

Picnic Shelters

New accessible picnic tables and accessible grills are being added to several picnic shelters throughout the park system. Work will continue through the end of the year on the installation of new concrete grill pads and the securing of picnic tables in arrangements that allow for unobstructed movement around them. Updates to the picnic shelter rental information on our website are also being made. The information being added to the shelter pages focuses on accessible features at and around each shelter.

Hayrides

Our wagon at the Kensington Metropark Farm Center is equipped with a wheelchair lift allowing visitors of all abilities the enjoyable experience of a horse or tractor drawn hayride.

Hike-Bike Trailhead Kiosks

Constructed in 2019, these new trailhead kiosks are set in concrete pads enabling greater access to park and trail information. The associated bicycle repair stations can double as wheelchair repair stations.

Maple Beach Redevelopment

The new restroom building, and associated site redevelopment will meet ADA. Accessible walkways and paths to the beach are also part of this project. There are not any mats of accessible walkways on the sand surface of the beach currently.

The new playground at Maple Beach will go above and beyond ADA. Construction begins fall 2020. The playground was designed using the principles of universal design and includes a poured rubber surface, ramps to all play structures, slide integrity landing, group swings, shade structures, and many more features designed for inclusivity, accessibility, and fun.

Anticipated completion of the project is Spring 2021.

Nature Center Amphitheater

The Amphitheater is an accessible outdoor learning space for Nature Center programs. The project included construction of accessible walkways from the amphitheater to both the front and back of the Nature Center, seating spaces for wheelchairs, and benches of varying heights.

Fees

A Metropark Motor Vehicle Entry Pass gives you access to all 13 Huron-Clinton Metroparks. 2020 Vehicle Entry Passes are on sale now! Annual permits are valid from the time of purchase through December 31, 2020.

You can purchase them at toll booths, park offices, interpretive centers and online!

Annual Passes

  • Annual Vehicle Pass: $40
  • Annual Boat Pass: $35
  • Annual Vehicle/Boat Pass: $75 – This combination permit for vehicles and boats allows a vehicle with a boat trailer to enter the Metroparks.

Annual Passes Seniors (age 62+)

  • Annual Vehicle Pass: $29
  • Annual Boat Pass: $24
  • Annual Vehicle/Boat Pass: $53 – This combination permit for vehicles and boats allows a vehicle with a boat trailer to enter the Metroparks.

Joint Combination Vehicle Pass

  • $59 – This combination permit for vehicles allows entry into the Metroparks and Oakland County Parks.

Daily Fee

  • $10 per vehicle
  • $10 daily boat trailer fee

Disabled Veterans

  • Free park entry with a state-issued Disabled Veteran license plate. More Info

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.

4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford,MI48380United States
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Nature Center
Farm Center
Splash ‘n’ Blast
Picnic Shelter Rental
Boat Rental
Black Locust Disc Golf Course
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