Welcome to the Parks & Recreation Division, Community Programs Department, page! Check out our special events, camps, programs and sports offerings, find out how to rent facilities, become a Park Pal, Park Patron, Adopt a Garden and much more!
To check on weather closures for our facilities, please check the following:
Facebook | Twitter | Cancellations.com | Hotline (248) 393-7040
Ways You Can Participate in Supporting Parks & Recreation
General Program Registration Information
Register Early: Be sure to register for classes as soon as possible. Quick registry will assure your spot in a particular program and it will also ensure that the program runs. For your convenience, there are several ways to register for our programs. PLEASE NOTE: Children must be the listed age by the first day of class, and if you use online registration, please remember that convenience fees are NOT refundable.
Register in Person, by Mail, Online, or use the Drop Box: Registrations by mail are accepted. Please send your check or money order made out to “Orion Township” with the completed registration form. Mail to: Parks & Recreation Dept., 2525 Joslyn Rd., Lake Orion MI 48360. Please include your telephone number with payment. You can also come in and register in person between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, or drop your forms and payment in the Drop Box located at the front (street side) entrance to Township Hall. Credit cards are accepted for online registration only with a convenience fee. Click here for a printable registration form. PLEASE NOTE: Children must be the listed age by the first day of class, and if you use online registration, please remember that convenience fees are NOT refundable.
Refund Policy: Click to read our policy.
We want to know how we did, or if you have any suggestions: Program Evaluation Form
If you are going to bring a large group (20 or more) to any of our facilities, please come in and fill out a Facility Use Form. This allows us to inform other groups and maintain the parks in the appropriate manner. Thank you.
Click here to read detailed information about our facilities.
Paint Creek Trail
This 10 mile trail begins in the Lake Orion area and runs through Orion and Oakland Townships to Rochester Hills and Rochester. It is perfect for hiking, jogging, riding a bike, horseback riding and observing nature. For the fisherman in your family, the trail follows Paint Creek, which is a designated Trout Stream. For more information, call (248) 651-9260 or visit the website at http://www.paintcreektrail.org.
Polly Ann Trail
Another beautiful, unique Rail-to-Trail path that covers 32 miles from Orion Township to Lapeer. For more information, call (248) 969-8660 or visit the website at http://www.pollyanntrailway.org.
Orion has more than 42 miles of seasonal safety paths. Hop on a path and have fun while you keep fit. Click here for detailed information.
Community Sports Leagues & Organizations
There are several other leagues and sports organizations that are not run by the Township. Follow this link for more information and how to contact them.
Orion Oaks County Park Permits
These may be purchased through the Township’s Treasurer’s office during normal business hours. Visit the Treasurer’s page for cost information, and other places where they may be purchased.
We create community through people, parks and programs by providing recreation experiences, promoting health and wellness, protecting natural resources, fostering human development, strengthening safety and security, increasing cultural unity, facilitating related community problem-solving, strengthening community image and sense of place and supporting community development.
The Benefit of Parks & Recreation
“Jogging is good for your legs and your feet. It’s also good for the ground, it makes it feel needed.” – Snoopy (Charles M. Schulz)