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

April Interpretive Programs at Nankin Mills

Friday, April 07, 2017 - DPS - Parks
The entire family will enjoy the interpretive programs at Nankin Mills Interpretive Center!
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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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Nursery School Olympics

Thursday, June 01, 2017 - DPS - Parks
Bring your little champion to Elizabeth Park for the Nursery School Olympics!
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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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Cruisin' Hines

Sunday, August 27, 2017 - DPS-Parks
Cruisin' Hines is the place to be on August 27!
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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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Native American Heritage Day

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - DPS - Parks
Bring the entire family to Native American Heritage Day!
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Heroes on Hines

Saturday, September 30, 2017 - DPS - Parks
Honor our first responder heroes at the 5th annual Heroes on Hines event.
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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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Lightfest 8k Run/Walk

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - DPS - Parks
Be among the first people to preview the 2017 Lightfest!
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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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