How much is the vehicle entry fee and which parks require them?
Spencer Park, Bloomer Park and Yates Park require vehicle entry fees. Annual and daily permits are affixed to the car windshield and can only be purchased at the park locations.
Senior citizen or handicap annual passes may be purchased either from the park directly or at the Treasury Office in the Rochester Hills Municipal Building during regular business hours. Please see our Park Fee Schedule for current rates. Note: Vehicle registration is the only acceptable proof of residency.
The Annual City Park Permit is honored at all three parks, while the Bloomer / Yates Park Pass is only accepted at those two facilities. If you purchase a daily permit and decide you would prefer an annual permit instead, your daily permit can be turned in by the end of the day and the fee you paid will be deducted from the cost of an annual permit.
Can I reserve a shelter in one of your parks and is there a charge?
Yes. Residents and nonresidents may reserve a shelter or tent at either Spencer Park or Bloomer Park by calling 248.656.4673 during normal business hours (Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00pm). Prices vary by shelter. Please see shelter reservations for shelter descriptions and the Park Fee Schedule for a listing of current shelter reservation and vehicle entry fees.
How do I reserve a sports field for baseball, softball or soccer?
All field reservations for city park facilities are made through Borden Park by calling 248.656.4797. See Sports Field Reservations for further information.
How do I sign up for a sports league, recreation program, or enrichment class?
See Rochester Avon Recreation Authority (RARA) for a complete listing of local sports, fitness, enrichment classes, and recreation providers. Visit RARA's website.
Are pets allowed in Rochester Hills parks?
No pets are permitted at Spencer Park or the Avon Nature Area. Pets are allowed at all other Rochester Hills parks, but they must be kept on a leash and under immediate control. Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets.
Are alcoholic beverages permitted at City of Rochester Hills parks?
No. Alcoholic beverages of any type are not permitted on any park property, except as part of an approved event at the Museum.
Is metal detecting, geocaching, or flying an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) allowed?
Please see our guidelines on metal detecting, geocaching, and UAVs Here