PRC-SCRNP-Workshop Invitation

to the Oakland Township
Stony Creek Ravine Nature Park

Monday November 21, 2022 at 7pm
Paint Creek Cider Mill, 4480 Orion Rd,
Rochester, Michigan 48306

Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Commission is hosting this Design Workshop for park users, supporters, and partners to provide input on nature-oriented recreation facility improvements for Stony Creek Ravine Nature Park. Landscape architects from PEA Group will be facilitating this workshop with the intent to use results to apply for a state grant.

Stony Creek Ravine’s 268 acres encompass some of the most desirable natural areas protected as a Township park – including the scenic Stony Creek stream valley, oak forest, post-glacial landscape, wetlands, and prairie restoration areas. The Commission would like to get your comments on previously discussed improvements as well as new ideas that would complement this park’s natural areas. Previously discussed improvements included:

+ Snell Road park entrance and parking lot

+ Multi- use trail system (hiking, bicycling, horseback riding) including

  • accessible routes between park amenities
  • a nature trail loop that will parallel the edge of wooded and wetland areas
  • connection to existing SCRNP park trail overlooking Stony Creek
  • hiking/biking connection (north of West Branch Picnic area) to Stony Creek Metropark trails

+ Trail head including restrooms and drinking water

+ Picnic Area

+ Nature observation/education viewing platform on Stony Creek

+ Play Structure

+ Directional, Informational, and Interpretive Signage

Those unable to attend the design workshop can email comments with the subject heading “Stony Creek Ravine Nature Park Design Workshop” to  We appreciate your input and participation.

Please note that Stony Creek Ravine Nature Park is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Oct. 1 Jan. 31 for Antlerless Archery Deer Hunting by Township Permit. On other days, pedestrian access to the parks existing trail is available from Knob Creek Drive. See enclosed map.

Kindest Regards,

Mindy Milos-Dale, Director, Oakland Township Parks and Recreation