Your Safety Paths & Trails Millage Helps to Build Safe Walking, Hiking & Riding Connections throughout Oakland Township!

Oakland Township Safety Paths and Trails include township-owned, non-motorized travel systems the are located in Oakland Township, but are not within township parks. In addition to completed paths, 32 miles of proposed pathways and 16 miles of proposed trails fall under the jurisdiction of the Safety Paths and Trails Committee (SPTC).

In 2005, a township-wide trail and pathway system was included in the master plan. This unique vision to connect Oakland Township’s existing trails, along with parks, schools, businesses, and residential areas with trails and pathways became the basis for a millage that was approved by voters in 2006.

A new Safety Paths and Trails Strategy Plan prepared by the Safety Paths and Trails Committee (SPTC) is now near completion. An open house was held on September 21, 2016 for resident input and review. The results of citizen input at the Open House and an analysis of SPTC goals, strategies, and feasibility are currently being finalized by Township Planners. The completed Strategy Plan, along with a feasibility study completed in 2013, will help guide the SPTC in planning future connections throughout Oakland Township. 


Safety Paths and Trails are not part of the Township Parks and Recreation system, which is funded separately. However, it does serve to implement safe trails in parks throughout the township.