Oakland County Parks and Recreation celebrates National Kids to Parks Day, a nationwide day of outdoor play on May 19.

Make memories and introduce kids to the many wonders parks have to offer. Playgrounds keep young ones active and imaginative, while providing an overall pleasant park outing for families, play groups and individuals. Oakland County Parks and Recreation’s 14 playgrounds each have unique features to create a safe experience.

Paradise Peninsula playscape at Waterford Oaks County Park was designed to promote accessibility and inclusive play for all children. The playscape meets requirements set by the American with Disabilities Act.

Paradise Peninsula playscape incorporates unique landscapes found in Michigan.

“The playscape includes: an “Up North Woods” cabin, simulated tree fort, sand dunes area, marsh challenge course with simulated cattails, raised sand play area and multiple climbing areas,” Education Resources Specialist Kathleen Dougherty said. “Colorful rubberized surfacing depicts Michigan’s Lakes and rivers.”

Addison Oaks, Groveland Oaks, Independence Oaks, Lyon Oaks, Red Oaks and Waterford Oaks county parks have playgrounds.

A valid Oakland County Parks and Recreation daily or annual vehicle permit is required. Annual permits may be purchased at DestinationOakland.com or in-person at many locations throughout Oakland County.

For more outdoor activities, visit DestinationOakland.com

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