Oakland Township Parks

Invitation to Participate in Oakland Township 2020 – 2024
Parks, Recreation, and Land Preservation Master Plan

DRAFT 2020-2024 Parks, Recreation, and Land Preservation Master Plan 
Master Plan Appendices (85 MB)

or View online here

The Parks, Recreation and Land Preservation Master plan is renewed every five years and is used to inform the future of the Oakland Township parks system. The plan contains community demographics; an inventory of parks, recreation facilities, and natural areas; an overview of the planning and public input process; parks system goals and objectives; and a 5-year action program.  In addition to acting as a guideline for future park acquisition, planning, facility development, programming, operation and maintenance, the Master Plan is a requirement to be eligible for grant funding from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR).

A preliminary summary of the opinion survey (available September 12 – October 11) responses can be viewed here:
When complete, the link to the final analysis of survey responses will be posted here also.

On October 23, 2019, the public is invited to two Master Plan Open Houses:  2:00 – 4:00 pm and 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Oakland Township Hall.  Drop-in during either session to review and comment on the Draft Master Plan.

Between November 1 and December 10, 2019, a link to the draft Master Plan is available for review and comment on this  Master Plan page.   Hard copies will also be available for review during regular business hours at the reference desk of the Rochester Hills Public Library, at the Parks and Recreation Offices at the Paint Creek Cider Mill, and at the Oakland Township Hall.   Until December 10, 2019, comments can be emailed to Chris Nordstrom, Carlisle Wortman & Associates, at cnordstrom@cwaplan.com or mailed to “Parks Master Plan”, 4393 Collins Road, Rochester, MI 48306.


Master Plan Open House
October 23, 2:00 – 4:00 or 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Township Hall, 4393 Collins Rd.PRC Tree Planting
Drop-in during either session to review and comment on Draft Master Plan.

Availability of Draft Plan for Public Review
November 1 – December 10, 2019
www.oaklandtownship.org, Rochester Hills Public Library,
Parks and Recreation Offices, and Oakland Township Hall  

Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting
Review and Discuss Draft Plan and Public Comments
Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 7:00 p.m., Township Hall

Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting
Master Plan Presentation with Public Hearing, Adoption, and
Recommendation of Adoption to Board of Trustees
Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 7:00 p.m., Township Hall

Planning Commission Meeting
Final Master Plan Presentation including 
Recommendation of Adoption to Board of Trustees
Tuesday, January 7, 2020, 7:00 p.m., Township Hall

Board of Trustees Meeting
Final Master Plan Presentation including Adoption
Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 7:00 p.m., Township Hall

Submittal to Michigan DNR, Oakland County, and
Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG)
Prior to February 1, 2020

Oakland Township Survey Analysis Summary as of 10/1/19