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!

Check out the 2015 Wayne County Parks Events Brochure!

News & Events

Wayne County offers a series of educational programs in 2015

Friday, February 27, 2015 -
Wayne County Parks is offering a series of 90 minute local history presentations on select Saturdays throughout the year. For ages 12 and up, all programs are held at the Nankin Mills Interpretive Center in Westland.
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Saturday in the Park

Saturday, May 02, 2015  - Saturday, September 26, 2015 - Wayne County Parks
Six miles of Hines Park (Hines Drive) will be closed to traffic every Saturday for the public of all ages to run, walk, skate or cycle safely. Hines Drive will be closed from Outer Drive to Ann Arbor Trail.
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Park It Family Fun Night

Tuesday, September 01, 2015 - DPS-Parks
Enjoy a night out with music, kids activities, giveaways and a movie in the park!
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Somewhere in Time

Sunday, September 20, 2015 - Wayne County Parks
This fun-filled family event is designed to recreate Elizabeth Park in the late 1920's!
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Native American Heritage Day

Saturday, September 26, 2015 - Wayne County Parks
Bring the whole family to share in this celebration of Native American culture!
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Heroes on Hines

Saturday, October 03, 2015 - Wayne County Parks
Enjoy a run/walk on a traffic-free course while honoring first responders!
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Halloween Forest Fun Hike

Friday, October 16, 2015 - Wayne County Parks
Take a guided tour and meet all our nature related creatures in this unique Halloween event!
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Halloween Festival

Saturday, October 17, 2015 - Wayne County Parks
The Wayne County Parks Halloween Festival is an afternoon of free family fun!
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Lightfest 8k Run/Walk

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - Wayne County Parks
Be among the first to see the 2015 Lightfest at the annual Lightfest 8k Fun Run/Walk
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Bike Through the Lights

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - Wayne County Parks
Biking through the lights is an entirely different experience than riding in your car!
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Thursday, November 19, 2015  - Thursday, December 31, 2015 - Wayne County Parks
Visit the longest drive-through holiday light display in the midwest!
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Family Holiday Fest & Mill Lighting

Saturday, December 12, 2015 - Wayne County Parks
Join us for an old-fashioned celebration of the season at historic Nankin Mills.
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