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Picnic Permits

Wayne County Parks is now issuing picnic permits for the 2022 season, which is May through September. Customers can make on-line reservations by clicking HERE or make a reservation in person at the Nankin Mills Interpretive Center. Click HERE for a complete information package including rules and general picnic permit information.

Open office hours for in-person picnic permits are 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM at the walk -up window at the Nankin Mills Interpretive Center. The address for the Nankin Mills Interpretive Center is 33175 Ann Arbor Trail in Westland.

For rental information about the Chateau on the River (formerly the Elizabeth Park Shelter Building) or Tourist Lodge at Elizabeth Park, please call Kosch Catering at (248) 608-0690 or visit


Picnic Area Permit
(Uncovered area)

$ 25.00

Ball Diamond
(Diamond free with Shelter or Area Rental)


Volleyball Court
(Northville Recreation Area Only)


Picnic Shelter - Wayne County Residents
Non-Wayne County Resident
(Unless Otherwise Stated)


PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING SHELTERS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR RENTAL IN 2022 DUE TO CONSTRUCTION: Parkland, Warrendale, Northville #1 and Colonial. In addition, Perrin, Wilcox, Gunsolly and Kinloch will not be available.

The Merriman Hollow restrooms will be under construction this summer. The shelter will be available to rent but port-a-johns will be on site.

Northville Shelter #2 (Resident)
Northville Shelter #2 (Non-Resident)


Bridge #1 or Bridge # 2 (Elizabeth Park)

Bridge #3 with Gazebo (Elizabeth Park)



Chateau on the River and Tourist Lodge at Elizabeth Park

Call Kosch Catering at (248) 608-0690 visit