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Posted on: August 24, 2020

Rochester Hills Parks Offers Outdoor Programs Throughout September

This September, the City’s Parks & Natural Resources Department, through their Natural Resources Division, is continuing to provide programs to get people outdoors. Additionally this coming month, the city is working with partnering organizations like RARA to provide even more unique opportunities. Programs will continue to follow up-to-date social distancing and gathering guidelines.

Programs include Animal Archaeology where participants will visit a number of different sites to excavate animal bones and attempt to identify the bones using various tools. Tap into your inner Indiana Jones and join us for this first ever hands on adventure. Also in September we will continue to offer our Fly Tying program where you can learn the art of tying your own flies for fly fishing or just to learn a new and unique hobby. Speaking of art, this September we will be teaming up with the Paint Creek Center for the Arts to host another Painting in the Park program. Or maybe you’re interested in renting a bike to enjoy a ride on the Clinton River Trail to learn about some of our Natural Features in Rochester Hills, then check out our Nature on Wheels program. Last and certainly not least, the City is partnering with RARA to provide an Adaptive Nature Hike for participants with special needs, as well as a Parent and Child Hike for toddlers and their parents.

To register for these programs or to learn about our other upcoming Outdoor Engagement Opportunities coming up in the near future and later this fall, continue to visit our website or call the Parks & Natural Resources Department 248-656-4673.

Fly Tying – September 12th, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm
Age: Adults and Children 14  
Cost: $15/person

Nature on Wheels – September 12th, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Where: Boogie Babies Parking Lot (1928 Star-Batt Dr. B, Rochester Hills)
Age: Families 
Cost: $25-35 (fee includes bike rental)

Animal Archaeology – September 13th, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Where: Bloomer Park, Meet at the Mountain Ash Shelter
Age: Children ages 10-14
Cost: $10/child

Painting in the Park – September 24th, 4:30 – 7:00 pm
Where: Bloomer Park, meet at the Stone Shelter
Age: all ages
Cost: $35/person

Parent & Child Hike in the Woods - September 17th, 10:00 – 11:00 am
Where: Bloomer Park Ages: 3-6 years
Cost: $6/person

Adaptive Nature Hike with Naturalist- September 17th, 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Where: Bloomer Park Ages: 14 Years
Cost: $6/person

Special Interest/Scout Group Programming
To set up programs, hikes, etc., specific for Special Interest or Scout Groups, please contact our Natural Resources division directly at 248-656-4775 or by emailing
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