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Department Mission
The mission of the Parks Department is to ensure that a wide array of recreational opportunities, both passive and active, are available to people of all age groups, interests and abilities, while protecting and conserving the integrity of our natural and historical resources.

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,and picnicking 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, 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.

Spencer Park Beach Opens

New 2015 Vehicle Entry Fees 
Bloomer/Yates Park Vehicle Entry Fee Resident or Non-Resident
Daily $5
Daily Bus $10
Annual Bloomer/Yates Pass $35
Spencer Park Vehicle Entry Fees (vehicle registration determines residency) Resident Non- Resident
Weekdays: Monday through Friday $5 $10
Weekends & Holidays: Beginning Sat. May 16 through Labor Day, Sept. 7 $8 $15
Daily Bus (Weekdays) $10 $20
Daily Bus (Weekends & Holidays) $16 $30
Annual City Park Permit for Spencer & Bloomer/Yates $35 $70

Michigan Recreation Passport
Show your support for outdoor recreation and help preserve green spaces for future generations

Michael A. Hartner

Ph: 248.656.4673
Fx: 248.841.2576

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00

Virtual Parks Tour

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