BBQ Battle 7th Annual Short 504

Summerfest is Almost Here

Calling all BBQ Aficionados! Oakland County Parks and Recreation is hosting their Seventh Annual BBQ Battle right here on the Community Center Grounds during this year's Summerfest on Saturday, July 29. And, there's a lot at stake this year - about $1,500 in cash prizes to be exact!

The BBQ rib competition is limited to 36 teams using wood, charcoal or gas. There's a $50 fee per team and teams must be registered no later than July 14. Team check-in and meat inspection will begin the day from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. All savory creations will be turned over to judges by 3:30 p.m. and the winners will be announced between 5:30 and 6 p.m.

For more information on the competition and to register your team, contact Maralee Rosemond at (248) 691-2357 or email at To download entry form, visit BBQ Battle Registration Form.

This year's Summerfest will be held on one day, Saturday, July 29 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The event is free to attend. There will be plenty of fun for everyone! This year's event will feature the BBQ Battle, Mini Pub, Kidz Zone, and more! Mark your calendars. We'll have more information to come!

*Participants agree to be photographed and their image may be used in printed or electronic materials for the purpose of promoting Oakland County Parks and Recreation programs, City of Oak Park events, or for any purposes relating to Oakland County or City of Oak Park.

City Magazine and Recreation Program Guide Promo
Announcing the Return of the Recreation Program Guide!

You've asked for it and we have delivered. We are proud to offer the new City Magazine and Recreation Program Guide - Summer 2017.  This new publication is designed to replace the City's six-page newsletter, re-launch the Recreation Program Guide, incorporate Library programming, and include the Senior Odyssey newsletter. It has been delivered to every household and business in Oak Park in the first week of January.  Our department offers five ways in which to register for Recreation Programs:

- Online at
- Mail-in to Recreation Department, City of Oak Park, 14300 Oak Park Blvd., Oak Park, Michigan 48314.
- In-person at Community Center, City of Oak Park, 14300 Oak Park Blvd., Oak Park, Michigan 48314.
- After hours in the after hours drop-in box located at 14300 Oak Park Blvd., Oak Park, Michigan 48314.
- By phone with a credit card (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, or Discovery) by calling (248) 691-7555.

Recreation Department


Residents of all ages, from pre-school children through seniors, can participate in a variety of classes and activities. We offer family-friendly programs and activities. Youngsters can enjoy baseball, basketball, and flag football leagues, plus clinics that teach the fundamentals and help children to  reach their potential. Individuals in all groups enjoy our beautiful municipal pool and putt-putt course from June through August.

We also coordinate annual events, such as Winterfest, Daddy Daughter Dance, Mayor's 5K Race, Independence Day Parade and Fun Fest, and the Halloween Boo Bash.


The mission of the Recreation Department is to enrich the quality of life for our diverse community while establishing a high standard of excellence in our programs, activities, parks and services.


Recreation Department
City of Oak Park
14300 Oak Park Blvd.
Oak Park, MI 48237
Phone: (248) 691-7555

Drop Box

A drop-box is located in the community center, for your convenience. Feel free to drop off registration, rental forms, and program fees in this box.

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Upcoming Events

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Office Hours

Monday to Thursday: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. 
Every Other Friday:  8 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. on the following Fridays:

January 13, 2017
January 27, 2017
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February 24, 2017
March 10, 2017
March 24, 2017
April 7, 2017
April 21, 2017
May 5, 2017
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June 2, 2017
June 16, 2017
June 30, 2017

Saturday and Sunday: Closed.

Pool and Mini Golf Hours:

Monday to Friday: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: Closed