Parks & Recreation

Wayne County Parks News

Picnic Permits
We are currently taking reservations for the 2021 picnic season, which runs now through September 30, 2021. Click HERE for a complete information package. For the first time, you are able to check availability and book picnic shelters on-line through our new registration system. Click HERE to check availability of picnic shelters throughout the Wayne County Parks system. If you have any questions about the registration system or picnic permits, please call (734) 261-1990.

Nankin Mills Interpretive Center

Due to COVID-19, the Nankin Mills Interpretive Center remains closed to visitors. There is a walk-up window for residents to register for the dog park, picnic permits or purchase a metal detector permit. The front desk will be open from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Monday through Friday afternoons.
The walk up window will be closed on Wednesday, July 21 due to an event.

Wayne County Parks Dog Park
The Wayne County Parks dog park season runs May 1, 2021-April 30, 2022. Registration for the new season takes place at the Nankin Mills Intpretive Center in Westland. Registration hours are Monday - Friday from 1:00 PM - 4:0 0 PM. 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 Website
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. Please visit for more information or check out our informational flyer HERE.

Interested in learning about the Wayne County Parks Strategic Plan? Click HERE to view the plan!

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Saturday in the Park
Saturday in the Park
5/1/2021 9:00 AM - 9/25/2021 3:30 PM
Enjoy six miles of Hines Drive without vehicle traffic to run, walk or bike safely each Saturday from May through September.
Movies in the Park
Movies in the Park
7/30/2021 7:00 PM - 7/16/2021 11:00 PM
Bring your chairs, blanket and picnic basket for a movie under the stars!
Wayne County Parks Camp Out
Wayne County Parks Camp Out
8/14/2021 4:00 PM - 8/15/2021 9:00 AM
Bring your tent and sleeping bag to Nankin Mills Park for a night of camping under the stars.