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About Wayne County, Michigan

Situated in the heart of the Great Lakes region along the beautiful Detroit River, Wayne County is the 18th most populous county in the United States. With 43 distinct communities including the automotive capital of the world, Wayne County is rich in history, culture, arts, and world-class amenities. We take pride in being one of the most diverse counties in the United States; a place where different cultures come together to offer a truly cosmopolitan experience.

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  • Northville Township
  • Plymouth Township
  • Canton
  • Livonia
  • Westland
  • City of Northville
  • City of Plymouth
  • Garden City
  • Inkster
  • Wayne
  • Detroit
  • Redford
  • Dearborn Heights
  • Dearborn
  • Highland Park
  • Hamtramck
  • Harper Woods
  • Grosse Pointe Woods
  • Grosse Pointe Shores
  • Grosse Pointe Farms
  • Grosse Pointe
  • Grosse Pointe Park
  • Van Buren Township
  • Romulus
  • Sumpter Township
  • Huron Township
  • Belleville
  • Taylor
  • Allen Park
  • Melvindale
  • River Rouge
  • Ecorse
  • Southgate
  • Lincoln Park
  • Wyandotte
  • Brownstown Township
  • Grosse Ille Township
  • Flat Rock
  • Rockwood
  • Woodhaven
  • Trenton
  • Riverview
  • Gibraltar

News & Events

Wayne County invites “reel” experts to annual Fishing Derby

Thursday, September 18, 2014
Picture this: fisherman of all shapes and sizes reeling in more than 800 rainbow trout at the 19th Annual Wayne County Parks Fishing Derby at Waterford Bend Park in Northville on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 8:00 a.m.
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Wayne County Parks presents Native American Heritage Day

Thursday, September 18, 2014
Each year, nearly 1,000 people embrace this special social gathering which includes a traditional drumming circle and dancers in beautiful regalia. Native American crafts and food will be available for purchase.
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Lightfest 8K Fun Run / Walk

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Gather your friends and family to enjoy a breathtaking run / walk along Hines Drive, home of the Wayne County Lightfest, the Midwest's longest drive-through holiday light display!
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Lightfest Bike Through the Lights

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Due to popular demand, Wayne County Parks is offering bike riders a chance to bike through the lights before Lightfest opens to the public! This is an out and back event so all bike riders must be able to bike to the Warrendale picnic area and back (16K)
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Wayne County celebrates its 30th Anniversary going “Somewhere in Time”

Friday, September 12, 2014
Join us as we step back into the early 1900's from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Elizabeth Park in Trenton. Antique auto displays, riverboat rides, musical entertainment and refreshments are available for a family, fun-filled day!
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