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The Parks & Forestry Department is offering an "Early Reservation Special" discount of $25 off the regular shelter rental prices from January 3, 2017 through April 28, 2017.

The following shelters are available May through mid-October:

2017 rental rates do not include vehicle entry fees or boat rentals:
Bloomer Park: Shelter/Tent rental hours: 8am - 8pm
Stone Shelter
Pine Grove & Hilltop Shelters
Tent (not included in Early Reservation Special)

Spencer Park: Shelter/Tent rental hours: 10am - 8pm
Boathouse Shelter
Tents (not included in Early Reservation Special)
Typically boat rentals cease in mid-August due to decreased staff.

Visit our Shelter Reservations Page here.




 Early Special



Please contact the Parks & Forestry office at 248.656.4673 beginning January 3, 2017 during normal business hours to reserve your date.

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

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