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WAYNE COUNTY PARKS TO CELEBRATE ITS 100th ANNIVERSARY!
The year 2019 marks the centennial anniversary of the Wayne County Parks, the division of Wayne County Public Services that is committed to enhancing the quality of life for families and the citizens of the 43 communities of Wayne County! Click HERE for a video that highlights the parks and events in Wayne County Parks!

Did you know that Wayne County Parks was the first county park system in the state of Michigan? Learn more about the history of Wayne County Parks by clicking HERE!

There is always something to do in Wayne County Parks, no matter how old you are or what your interests are. Check out 100 fun things to do in Wayne County Parks by clicking HERE!

The Share Your Park initiative encourages everyone to share their stories about special memories that have taken place in Wayne County Parks. For more information on Share Your Park, click HERE!

COMING SOON TO NANKIN MILLS INTERPRETIVE CENTER
The lobby of the Nankin Mills Interpretive Center is currently being renovated with new displays and information! It is an exciting project for Wayne County Parks so please pardon our dust as we anticipate the work to be completed in October 2019.

The Nankin Mills Interpretive Center will still be open for customers to purchase picnic permits and dog park cards. In addition, the second and third floors of the museum will be open for the public to enjoy.

Please enter Nankin Mills from the front door porch located on Ann Arbor Trail (just east of Farmington Road).

For more information, please call (734) 261-1990.

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Saturday in the Park
Saturday in the Park
5/4/2019 9:00 AM - 9/28/2019 3:30 PM
Get out your bikes, rollerblades or tennis shoes to enjoy the Saturday in the Park program!
Saturday Free Workouts - July and August
Saturday Free Workouts - July and August
7/13/2019 10:30 AM - 8/24/2019 11:30 AM
Join us for free fitness classes provided courtesy of Wayne County Parks, Dance Academy, Beaumont, Healthy Wayne and Healthy Westland.
Motown on the River
Motown on the River
7/27/2019 12:00 PM -
Head down to Elizabeth Park to enjoy the sweets of Motown music!
Jazz on the River
Jazz on the River
8/3/2019 12:00 PM - 8/4/2019 9:00 PM
Elizabeth Park is the place to be on August 3-4 with two full days of amazing jazz music!
Hobby Day at Crosswinds Marsh
Hobby Day at Crosswinds Marsh
8/10/2019 9:00 AM - 8/10/2019 1:00 PM
Have you ever wanted to try a new hobby but did not know how to get started? Hobby Day is all about trying something new!
Somewhere in Time
Somewhere in Time
9/15/2019 11:00 AM - 9/15/2019 5:00 PM
Go back to the 1920's at Elizabeth Park with the Somewhere in Time event!
Native American Heritage Day
Native American Heritage Day
9/21/2019 1:00 PM - 9/21/2019 5:00 PM
Join us to experience the culture of Michigan's First People with drumming circles and dancers in their beautiful regalia.
Heroes on Hines
Heroes on Hines
9/28/2019 8:00 AM - 9/28/2019 11:00 AM
Commemorate the annual Heroes on Hines half marathon and 5k run/walk with a traffic free event along Hines Drive!
Halloween Festival
Halloween Festival
10/12/2019 1:00 PM - 10/12/2019 3:00 PM
Games, entertainment, hayrides, candy and fun await the children at this free special event!
Halloween Forest Fun Hike
Halloween Forest Fun Hike
10/12/2019 5:30 PM - 10/12/2019 9:30 PM
Take a guided night tour to meet our 'not so scary' nature creatures and receive Halloween prizes and treats!
Harvest Festival
Harvest Festival
10/19/2019 1:00 PM - 10/19/2019 3:00 PM
Enjoy a beautiful fall day at Crosswinds Marsh during the Harvest Festival!
Lightfest 8k Fun Run/Walk
Lightfest 8k Fun Run/Walk
11/19/2019 7:00 PM - 11/19/2019 9:30 PM
Enjoy a breathtaking run/walk through the Midwest's longest drive through holiday light display.
Bike through the Lights
Bike through the Lights
11/20/2019 7:00 PM - 11/20/2019 9:00 PM
See the Wayne County Lightfest in a whole new way by bicycling through the lights!
Lightfest Grand Opening
Lightfest Grand Opening
11/21/2019 6:00 PM - 11/21/2019 6:30 PM
Help us kick off the start of the holiday season with a sneak preview of the Wayne County Lightfest!
Wayne County Lightfest
Wayne County Lightfest
11/21/2019 7:00 PM - 12/31/2019 10:00 PM
The Wayne County Lightfest is a holiday tradition for families all over the Metro Detroit area!