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, 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!

Click here for the 2016 Wayne County Parks Special Events and Interpretive Programs brochure!


News & Events

Saturday in the Park

Saturday, May 07, 2016  - Saturday, September 24, 2016 - DPS-Parks
Hines Park is the place to be on Saturdays for traffic-free biking, running, rollerblading and walking!
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Nursery School Olympics

Thursday, June 02, 2016 - DPS-Parks
Bring your little champion to Elizabeth Park for a morning of fun activities!
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Wayne County Parks Fishing Derby

Saturday, June 11, 2016 - DPS-Parks
Bring your fishing pole and bait to Waterford Bend Park for a morning of fishing!
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Family Fishing Fun Day

Saturday, June 11, 2016 - DPS-Parks
Bring the family to Crosswinds Marsh to enjoy a day of free fishing!
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Nature Fest

Saturday, June 25, 2016 - DPS -Parks
The whole family will enjoy this fun filled Nature Fest!
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Mud Day

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - DPS-Parks
Get ready for the MUDDIEST day of the year!
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New Country on the River

Saturday, July 30, 2016 - DPS-Parks
Full day of country music and fun planned by Wayne County Parks!
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Jazz on the River

Saturday, August 06, 2016  - Sunday, August 07, 2016 - DPS-Parks
Get ready for a full weekend of smooth jazz at Elizabeth Park in Trenton!
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Park It Family Fun Night

Thursday, August 11, 2016 - DPS-Parks
Bring your entire family for a great evening in the park!
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Hobby Day at Crosswinds Marsh

Saturday, August 13, 2016 - DPS-Parks
Hobby Day is the perfect time to try something new!
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Cruisin' Hines

Sunday, August 28, 2016 - DPS-Parks
Full day of classic cars and hot rods highlight 6th annual Cruisin’ Hines event
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Somewhere in Time

Sunday, September 18, 2016 - DPS-Parks
Turn back the hands of time at the annual “Somewhere in Time” event at Elizabeth Park!
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Native American Heritage Day

Saturday, September 24, 2016 - DPS-Parks
Enjoy a wonderful cultural event for the entire family!
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Heroes on Hines

Saturday, October 01, 2016 - DPS-Parks
Support first responders by being part of HEROES ON HINES!
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Halloween Forest Fun Hike

Friday, October 14, 2016  - Saturday, October 15, 2016 - DPS-Parks
Try a whole new type of Halloween event at Nankin Mills Interpretive Center!
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Halloween Festival

Saturday, October 15, 2016 - DPS-Parks
Hayrides, games, entertainment and fun await your family at the Wayne County Parks Halloween Festival!
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Lightfest 8k Run/Walk

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - DPS-Parks
Enjoy a breathtaking walk/run through the Midwest's longest drive through holiday light display!
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Bike Through the Lights

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - DPS-Parks
This is your chance to ride a bike through the Wayne County Lightfest!
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Wayne County Lightfest

Thursday, November 17, 2016  - Saturday, December 31, 2016 - DPS-Parks
Join us for the largest and longest drive-through holiday light show in the Midwest!
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Family Holiday Fest and Mill Lighting at Nankin Mills

Saturday, December 10, 2016 - DPS-Parks
Join us for an old fashioned celebration of the season at Nankin Mills Interpretive Center!
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Beverly Watts
Department of Public Services
(313) 224-7600

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