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, Senior Picnic, 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 Chandler Park 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!

Click here to view the 2014 Wayne County Parks brochure!

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Wayne County to host full day of country music and fun July 26

Monday, July 21, 2014 -
Country music fans, mark your calendars. Wayne County Parks presents the 3rd annual New Country on the River July 26! Fans will enjoy a full day of country music and fun along the river's edge at Elizabeth Park in Trenton, MI.
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Thousands of kids get down and dirty at Wayne County Parks' Mud Day

Friday, June 13, 2014 -
Wayne County Parks is set to transform the Hines Park-Nankin Mills Area into a giant 75' x 150' mud pit playground on Tuesday, July 8 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Children, ages 12 and younger, will have the opportunity to get down and dirty!
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Wayne County is calling all cyclists, skaters, runners and walkers!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 -
On May 3, the Saturday in the Park program returns! Every Saturday through September 27, visitors will have the opportunity to do their favorite activities in a vehicle-free environment on a six-mile stretch of Hines Drive.
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Saturday in the Park

Saturday, May 03, 2014  - Saturday, September 27, 2014 - Wayne County Parks
Enjoy a run, walk or bike ride without traffic during Saturdays in the Park!
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Mud Day

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 - Wayne County Parks
It's the MUDDIEST day of the year!
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New Country on the River

Saturday, July 26, 2014 - Wayne County Parks
Elizabeth Park is the place for country music!
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Jazz on the River

Saturday, August 02, 2014  - Sunday, August 03, 2014 - Wayne County Parks
Head down to Elizabeth Park for some SMOOTH JAZZ!
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Somewhere in Time

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - Wayne County Parks
Go back in time at Elizabeth Park with Somewhere in Time!
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Fishing Derby

Saturday, September 27, 2014 - Wayne County Parks
Come to Waterford Bend for some fishing fun for the entire family!
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Native American Heritage Day

Saturday, September 27, 2014 - Wayne County Parks
Enjoy this special day learning about Native American culture and heritage!
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Heroes on Hines

Saturday, October 04, 2014 - Wayne County Parks
Help us commermorate the 2nd annual Heroes on Hines event with a traffic free run along Hines Drive!
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Halloween Festival

Saturday, October 18, 2014  - Saturday, October 18, 2014 - Wayne County Parks
Get ready for an afternoon of games, entertainment and candy!
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Lightfest 8k Fun Run & Walk

Tuesday, November 18, 2014  - Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - Wayne County Parks
Be among the first to see the new displays at the Wayne County Lightfest!
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Bike Through the Lights

Wednesday, November 19, 2014  - Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - Wayne County Parks
See the Lightfest in a whole new way with Bike Through the Lights!
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Lightfest Grand Opening

Thursday, November 20, 2014  - Thursday, November 20, 2014 - Wayne County Parks
Join us on opening night of the Wayne County Lightfest!
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Terry Spryszak
Director of Public Services & Environment
Public Services
(313) 224-7600

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