Parks & Recreation

Wayne County Parks News

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!

The lobby and classroom of the Nankin Mills Interpretive Center is has been completely renovated with new displays and information and is now open! The interpretive center is open Monday - Friday from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM and Saturdays from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. In addition, if you are a teacher looking to do a field trip at Nankin Mills, please call (734) 261-1990 as we offer a variety of educational programs!

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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!