Wayne County Parks

One benefit to living in Wayne County is the amazing variety of recreational, athletic, educational and nature opportunities available for people of all ages, interests and abilities. Whether you live here or are just visiting, we invite you to take advantage of the services we provide.

Wayne County Parks offers a broad range of activities including Jazz on the River, Native American Heritage Day, Nature Fest, Saturday in the Park and Mud Day. We cap the year with our Lightfest display in beautiful Hines Park. In addition, there are miles of trails at Crosswinds Marsh in Sumpter Township and the Holliday Nature Preserve in Westland. Wayne County Parks also owns the Wayne County Family Aquatic Center in Detroit and two golf courses, Inkster Valley in Inkster and Warren Valley in Dearborn Heights.

A world of friends, fun and fitness awaits you just outside your door. We encourage all Wayne County residents to discover and enjoy the world of Wayne County Parks!

Please fill out this survey for the Wayne County Parks Strategic Master Plan! Let your ideas be heard today!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/B3QZPVT


2017 Wayne County Parks Special Events and Interpretive Program Guide
 




News & Events

Strategic Master Plan Information

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - DPS-Parks
Wayne County Parks is going through the Strategic Master Plan process and wants to keep you informed!
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Saturday in the Park

Saturday, May 06, 2017  - Saturday, September 30, 2017 - DPS-Parks
Enjoy Hines Drive for running or biking without the worry of traffic!
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FREE Fitness classes are coming to Wayne County Parks!

Saturday, July 01, 2017 - DPS-Parks
Take advantage of these free fitness classes in YOUR Wayne County Parks!
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Mud Day

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - DPS-Parks
Get ready for the muddiest day of the year!
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Motown on the River

Saturday, July 29, 2017 - DPS-Parks
Head to Elizabeth Park for this new event featuring the sweet sounds of Motown!
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Jazz on the River

Saturday, August 05, 2017  - Sunday, August 06, 2017 - DPS-Parks
Get ready to tap your feet to the beat of cool jazz!
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Park It Family Fun Night

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - DPS-Parks
Save the date for a night out for your family with a showing of the movie "Moana!"
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Hobby Day

Saturday, August 12, 2017 - DPS-Parks
Try a hobby that has always interested you at HOBBY DAY!
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Cruisin' Hines

Sunday, August 27, 2017 - DPS-Parks
Cruisin' Hines is the place to be on August 27!
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Somewhere in Time

Monday, September 18, 2017 - DPS-Parks
Go back in time at Somewhere in Time at Elizabeth Park in Trenton!
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Native American Heritage Day

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - DPS - Parks
Bring the entire family to Native American Heritage Day!
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Heroes on Hines

Saturday, September 30, 2017 - DPS - Parks
Honor our first responder heroes at the 5th annual Heroes on Hines event.
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Halloween Forest Fun Hike

Friday, October 13, 2017 - DPS-Parks
Kids and parents love this fun and eduational Halloween event!
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Halloween Festival

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - DPS-Parks
Put on your favorite costume and join us at the Halloween Festival!
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Lightfest 8k Run/Walk

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - DPS - Parks
Be among the first people to preview the 2017 Lightfest!
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Bike Through the Lights

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - DPS-Parks
This is your only chance to bike through the Wayne County Lightfest!
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Wayne County Lightfest

Thursday, November 16, 2017  - Sunday, December 31, 2017 - DPS - Parks
Make the Wayne County Lightfest your new holiday tradition!
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Beverly Watts
Director of Public Services
(313) 224-7600

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