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Wayne County Parks News

The Nankin Mills Interpretive Center is currently closed to the public but the walk up window is open Monday - Friday from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM for dog park registration and metal detector permits.

Interpretive Classes
You can now sign up for interpretive classes at Nankin Mills Interpretive Center and Crosswinds Marsh online! Register for classes such as Adventure Kids, Nature's Night Life, Guided Sunset Canoeing and Thursdays at the Mill! Click HERE for online registration or call (734) 261-1990 for more information.

Wayne County Parks Dog Park
Registration for the season (now - April 2023) is now open at the Nankin Mills Intpretive Center in Westland. Registration hours are Monday - Friday from 1:00 PM - 4:0 0 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. Please note, you will need to bring copies of your city dog license and rabies/distemper vaccination records to register your dog.

Connecting the Rouge Feedback Needed!
Connecting the Rouge is a regional planning effort led by Wayne County Parks that will connect communities along the Rouge River with access to existing and planned trails on Hines Drive, the Lower Rouge Greenway and the Rouge River Gateway. Review the draft trail network and recommendations by visiting Click HERE for an informational flyer!

Wayne County Parks is updating its 5 Year Parks and Recreation Master Plan which serves as a guidebookto direct funding and actions for parks improvements and recreation services. Your input will shape the future of Wayne County Parks! Click HERE to review a draft of the Master Plan.

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