Good news for dog owners in Oakland County: several local county parks, including Lyon Oaks, Red Oaks and Orion Oaks County Parks now have dog parks. Bring your canine buddies for doggie amenities and activities year round. Red Oaks in Madison Heights boasts the newest of the Oakland County Parks dog park. The Red Oak Dog Park features 5.2 acres, accessible from Dequindre Rd. behind the Red Oaks Waterpark. This park hosts three separate fenced enclosures, including one park just for smaller dogs. There are potty and waste facilities for your pooch, as well as doggie-accessible drinking stations.
Oakland County’s Lyon Oaks Dog Park, in Wixom Michigan will host activities for dogs and their owners each Saturday in October. On October 2 bring your pet for a Rattlesnake Response Class. On October 9, celebrate football season with a TAILgating party. And on October 16, bring your pups to the the park for trick-or-treating, doggie-style (don’t forget Rover costume).