Wayne County Parks

One benefit to living in Wayne County is the amazing variety of recreational, athletic, educational and nature opportunities available for people of all ages, interests and abilities. Whether you live here or are just visiting, we invite you to take advantage of the services we provide.

Wayne County Parks offers a broad range of activities including Jazz on the River, Native American Heritage Day, Nature Fest, Saturday in the Park and Mud Day. We cap the year with our Lightfest display in beautiful Hines Park. In addition, there are miles of trails at Crosswinds Marsh in Sumpter Township and the Holliday Nature Preserve in Westland. Wayne County Parks also owns the Wayne County Family Aquatic Center in Detroit and two golf courses, Inkster Valley in Inkster and Warren Valley in Dearborn Heights.

A world of friends, fun and fitness awaits you just outside your door. We encourage all Wayne County residents to discover and enjoy the world of Wayne County Parks!




 




News & Events

Notice of Public Hearing

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - DPS-Parks
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - Wayne County Parks is serving notice of a public hearing to announce a proposed project that will be considered for grant funding in Venoy Dorsey Park.
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Apply now for the Wayne County Parks Youth Advisory Council!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - DPS-Parks
Wayne County Parks is looking for teens to help make a difference in the community!
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Registration for Nankin Mills boy scout programs begin in January!

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - DPS-Parks
Sign your scout up for fun and informative programs at the Nankin Mills Interpretive Center!
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History of Hines Park program coming to Nankin Mills Interpretive Center

Saturday, February 04, 2017 - DPS-Parks
Join us to learn about the history of Hines Park and the first Nature Center at Nankin Mills!
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March means Maple Sugaring in Wayne County Parks!

Saturday, March 18, 2017 - DPS-Parks
The calendar says it’s almost spring and the sap is flowing in the maple trees!
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Marshmallow Drop

Friday, April 14, 2017 - DPS-Parks
Join Wayne County Parks as a blizzard of marshmallows fall from the sky at the Marshmallow Drop!
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Earth Day Celebration

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - DPS-Parks
Celebrate Mother Nature with Wayne County Parks!
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Saturday in the Park

Saturday, May 06, 2017  - Saturday, September 30, 2017 - DPS-Parks
Enjoy Hines Drive for running or biking without the worry of traffic!
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Nature Fest

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - DPS-Parks
Spend the day outside with your family at NATURE FEST!
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Family Fishing Fun Day

Saturday, June 10, 2017 - DPS-Parks
Enjoy a great day of fishing at Crosswinds Marsh!
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Fishing Derby

Saturday, June 10, 2017 - DPS-Parks
The whole family will love this FREE fishing event!
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Mud Day

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - DPS-Parks
Get ready for the muddiest day of the year!
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Jazz on the River

Saturday, August 05, 2017  - Sunday, August 06, 2017 - DPS-Parks
Get ready to tap your feet to the beat of cool jazz!
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Hobby Day

Saturday, August 12, 2017 - DPS-Parks
Try a hobby that has always interested you at HOBBY DAY!
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Somewhere in Time

Monday, September 18, 2017 - DPS-Parks
Go back in time at Somewhere in Time at Elizabeth Park in Trenton!
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Halloween Forest Fun Hike

Friday, October 13, 2017 - DPS-Parks
Kids and parents love this fun and eduational Halloween event!
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Halloween Festival

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - DPS-Parks
Put on your favorite costume and join us at the Halloween Festival!
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Bike Through the Lights

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - DPS-Parks
This is your only chance to bike through the Wayne County Lightfest!
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Beverly Watts
Director of Public Services
(313) 224-7600

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