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Parks
 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.

Responsibilities
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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Ken Elwert
Ken Elwert, CPRE

Parks & Natural Resources Director
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Alan Buckenmeyer
Alan Buckenmeyer, CPRP
Parks Manager
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Department Email 
Ph: 248.656.4673

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00

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