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Wayne County Parks News

2024 Park Permits
Reservations for park shelters and areas for the 2024 season (May - September) are now open. Reservations can be made in person at the Nankin Mills Interpretive Center Monday - Friday from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM or made online. Click HERE to make a reservation request online.
Click HERE for an information package including rentable shelters, fees and park rules.

2024 Special Events and Interpretive Program brochure
Stop by the Nankin Mills Interpretive Center during business hours to pick up the 2024 brochure or click HERE to check out all the programs and special events for this year!

Nankin Mills Interpretive Center
The Nankin Mills Interpretive Center is open Monday - Friday from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM for park permits, dog park registration, metal detector permits and general questions. In addition, the first floor is open for visitors to check out the animal displays. The address for the Nankin Mills Intepretive Center is 33175 Ann Arbor Trail in Westland.

Wayne County Parks Dog Park
Registration for the dog park season (June 10, 2024- April 30, 2025) is open at the Nankin Mills Interpretive Center in Westland. Registration hours are Monday - Friday from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM and the address for the Nankin Mills Interpretive Center is 33175 Ann Arbor Trail in Westland. Click HERE for the dog park rules and membership application form. The dog park is currently closed for reseeding until June 10, 2024. Please note, you will need to bring copies of your city dog license and rabies/distemper vaccination records to register your dog and the membership is not pro-rated.

WAYNE COUNTY PARKS STRATEGIC MASTER PLAN
Wayne County Parks has updated its 5 Year Parks and Recreation Master Plan which serves as a guidebook to direct funding and actions for parks improvements and recreation services.. Click HERE to review the Master Plan.


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Saturday in the Park
Saturday in the Park
5/4/2024 9:00 AM - 9/28/2024 3:30 PM
Six miles of Hines Drive is closed each Saturday May through September for people to run, walk, skate and cycle safely!
Thursday Nights at Nankin: Water Critters
Thursday Nights at Nankin: Water Critters
6/6/2024 7:00 PM - 6/6/2024 9:00 PM
Frogs and water insects will be the focus of this fun family program!
Fishing Derby
Fishing Derby
6/8/2024 8:00 AM - 6/8/2024 11:00 AM
Bring your pole and bait to Waterford Bend for a fun morning of fishing!
Family Fishing Fun Day
Family Fishing Fun Day
6/8/2024 9:00 AM -
Enjoy a morning of free fishing at Crosswinds Marsh!
Fishing Fun Day at the Wildlife Refuge
Fishing Fun Day at the Wildlife Refuge
6/8/2024 9:00 AM - 6/8/2024 1:00 PM
Join us for this family fishing event at the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge!
Home School Thursday: Frogs
Home School Thursday: Frogs
6/13/2024 1:00 PM - 6/13/2024 3:00 PM
Hop over to Nankin Mills to meet some live frogs, catch some tadpoles, and make a frog craft!
Summer Solstice Party
Summer Solstice Party
6/20/2024 8:00 PM - 6/20/2024 9:30 PM
Watch the sun set from from atop Middlebelt Hill and participate in fun planting, sun, and water activities.
Full Moon Party at Crosswinds Marsh
Full Moon Party at Crosswinds Marsh
6/21/2024 6:30 PM - 6/21/2024 11:00 PM
Enjoy a night under the stars at Crosswinds Marsh!
Juneteenth Heritage Day
Juneteenth Heritage Day
6/22/2024 12:00 PM - 6/22/2024 4:00 PM
Join Wayne County Parks and the Huron-Clinton Metroparks for the third annual Juneteenth Heritage Day.
Garden Warriors
Garden Warriors
6/26/2024 10:00 AM - 6/26/2024 12:00 PM
Crosswinds Marsh has multiple pollinator and wildflower gardens that need some love!