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Rochester Hills News Flash

Posted on: April 15, 2019

Rochester Hills Parks & Natural Resources Hosts Upcoming Outdoor Engagement Programs


This May, the City of Rochester Hills will continue to offer programs to get residents and families more connected to the outdoors and our natural resources right here in our city. The City’s Parks & Natural Resources Department, through their Natural Resources Division, will be offering multiple opportunities for individuals, families, and groups to enjoy spring in our parks and green spaces. Join our naturalists, Lance and Lauren, for a campfire and night hike at Bloomer Park early in May. Enjoy some s’mores and see if you can’t catch a glimpse of an owl and other nocturnal wildlife. If you’re interested in learning more about our Green Spaces; join our staff and Green Space Advisory Board for our annual Green Space Discovery Hike. Also, later in May, join staff on a Nature Walk to learn all about the natural world as we hike though Avon nature Area.


Additionally, this May, our Natural Resources division has partnered with the City’s Museum at Van Hoosen Farm to offer a presentation from the St. Clair-Detroit River Sturgeon for Tomorrow group. Join us to see a live sturgeon and learn about Michigan’s largest and oldest fish. Registration is required for most of these programs and space is limited. To register for any of these or our other upcoming Outdoor Engagement Opportunities visit our website rochesterhills.org/outdoors or call the Parks & Natural Resources Department 248-656-4673.


Campfire and Night Hike  

Enjoy a guided night hike, owl calling and the sounds of nature followed by marshmallows roasting over a crackling campfire.

Location: Meet in Bloomer Park parking lot                Cost: $5/person

When: Friday, May 3rd    Time: 8 -9:30 pm

Skill Level/Age: all ages (children under 14 must be accompanied by a paying adult)


Nature Walks A to Z

Join Lance and Lauren for a nature walk to learn about local wildlife and search for interesting plants, animals and signs they leave behind.

Location: Avon Nature Area                                        Cost: $5/person

When: Thursday, May 16th   Time: 7-8pm  

Skill Level/Age: all ages (children under 14 must be accompanied by a paying adult)


2019 Green Space Discovery Hike

Location: Harding Green Space; Parking: Rivercrest Prof. Center, 940 W. Avon Rd.

When: May 4th, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm

Skill Level/Age: Beginner/All Ages

Cost: Free! No registration required


St. Clair-Detroit River Sturgeon for Tomorrow

Representatives from St. Clair-Detroit River Sturgeon for Tomorrow will discuss the biology, history and conservation efforts surrounding Michigan’s largest fish.

Location: Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm

When: Thursday, May 2    7:00 p.m.

Cost: $5 - Public | Free - Museum Members


Special Interest/Scout Group Programming

To set up programs, hikes, etc. specific for Special Interest or Scout Groups please contact us directly at 248.656.4775 or by emailing outdoors@rochesterhills.org.



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