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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
Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 6 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Splash ‘n’ Blast, Learn More


Island Queen

Golf CourseLearn More
(810) 227-8916

Farm CenterLearn More
(248) 684-8632

9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Farmhouse GrilleLearn More
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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


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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!”


A Metropark Motor Vehicle Entry Pass gives you access to all 13 Huron-Clinton Metroparks. 2019 Vehicle Entry Passes are on sale now! Annual permits are valid from the time of purchase through December 31, 2019.

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

Annual Passes

  • Annual Vehicle Pass: $35
  • Annual Boat Pass: $35
  • Annual Vehicle/Boat Pass: $70 – 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: $24
  • Annual Boat Pass: $24
  • Annual Vehicle/Boat Pass: $48 – 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.

Sat 17

Invasive Shrub Removal – Kensington

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Wed 21

Farmer for a Day Camp

August 21 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Wed 21

Senior’s Free Hayrides

August 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Fri 23

Farmer Jr. Camp

August 23 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Sat 24

Kensington Birding Club

August 24 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
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Tue 27

Invasive Shrub Removal – Kensington

August 27 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Thu 29

Fun on the Farm: Horses

August 29 @ 10:00 am
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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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