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Parks are open for most regular activities (including playgrounds and bathrooms, if present).

Practice social distancing, staying 6 feet away from others and stay at home if showing signs of sickness. Come out, spread out!


The Parks Department is responsible for the operation, maintenance, planning, development and staffing of all City parks. Recreational activities are available year-round and include a lifeguarded swimming beach, fishing, boating, ice skating, picnicking, and shelter rentals at Spencer Park; hiking / biking / skiing trails, picnicking, a velodrome, a sledding hill and shelter rentals at Bloomer Park; and active sports facilities at Borden Park that include baseball, soccer, tennis, basketball, pickle ball, roller hockey rinks and batting cages. 

In addition to these services, the Parks Department hosts a number of annual events and provides for a variety of environmental and cultural heritage educational opportunities at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm

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Rochester Hills is Offering Free Trees to Homeowners Through Our New Community Canopy Program
The city is providing 200 free trees to homeowners to plant on their private property through the Arbor Day Foundation’s Community Canopy program. Read on...
Big Green Tractor Beer Festival
On Saturday, September 26 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., the Rochester Hills Museum Young Leaders Circle will be hosting their 2nd Annual Big Green Tractor Beer Fest presented by Genisys Credit Union at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm. Read on...
Rochester Hills Parks Offers Outdoor Programs Throughout September
Join our Rochester Hills Parks & Natural Resources Outdoor Engagement Team and partners this September for some new programs outside Read on...
Parks & Natural Resources to Offer Program to Address Obstacles Related to Phragmites Control
This program assists residents and HOAs by securing needed permits, qualifying contractors and helping to coordinate treatment. Read on...

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