Stewardship Events


Walk and Win!

Impromptu Photo Contest Friday, April 17 –May 15, 2020
To see this info online, visit

YOU COULD WIN A $100 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO Piechnik’s Garden Gate Nursery!


We all know that spending time in nature provides enormous benefits to our mental and physical health, and at this time we at Oakland Township Parks and Recreation feel that everyone could use the benefits that your local nature park provides. While continuing to practice the health and safety guidelines recommended in response to COVID-19, we would like to encourage everybody to make use of our many nearby parks in Oakland Township as a way to combat the stress that we are all feeling during these difficult times.
As an extra incentive to take advantage of Oakland Township’s beautiful parks we are announcing an impromptu photo contest! Send us pictures of you and your family or friends spending time in our parks sometime between Friday, April 17th and May 15th.

Rules are as follows:

  • Submit up to 3 pictures of you and/or your family or friends enjoying nature in one of the Oakland Township parks.
  • Photos may be submitted using any of our social media outlets using the hashtag #walkandwinOTPR or via email to They can also be submitted on Facebook in the comments section of the contest post.
  • With any photo submission, please include the park name and a brief description of the photo.
  • The winning photo and finalists will be posted on Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Commission Facebook page the week of May 18th.

The winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to Piechnik’s Garden Gate Nursery.

By sending us your pictures, you allow us to post them on our website and social media with credit to the photographer.

List of Oakland Township Parks and map: Bear Creek Nature Park, Charles Ilsley Park, Cranberry Lake Park, Draper Twin Lake Park, Gallagher Creek Park, Lost Lake Nature Park, Marsh View Park, Stony Creek Ravine Nature Park, Watershed Ridge Park.
Have fun, stay safe, stay healthy, and always remember the benefits of a Park Near You!

ALL OAKLAND TOWNSHIP PARKS & RECREATION EVENTS ARE CANCELLED THROUGH MAY 30, 2020 DUE TO COVID-19. Please check back later for updates, and make sure you spend some time outside!

Here at Oakland Township Parks and Recreation, we want to help you learn about your parks and get to know their cool natural features. The Natural Areas Stewardship department has put together many exciting events for you. Check the links below to learn about volunteer workdays, educational workshops, and birding walks listed in the calendar. We hope to see you out there!

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