Parks and Facilities
Auburn Hills Skate Park
202 N. Squirrel Rd. - Just south of River Woods Park on Squirrel Rd.
The skate park is for skateboards, in-line skates, and BMX bikes, is open 8AM to dusk (in season April to November, closed during winter) and is FREE. The public is welcome. The park is unsupervised, and use of protective equipment such as helmets, gloves, elbow, knee and wrist protection, and proper shoes are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED. Use at your own risk, and do not use when wet. The park is available to both beginner and advanced riders, so please skate safely. Users are responsible for the park’s future – help keep it clean and friendly!
Civic Center Park
1827 N. Squirrel Rd.
Civic Center Park offers a wealth of natural beauty and includes nature trails, a fishing pond, and open lawn areas for picnics and outings. Open year-round, the park also has a softball field, a nine hole disc golf course, tennis courts, two play structures and swings. A covered picnic shelter with a fireplace can be reserved in season. Barbecue grills, picnic tables and restrooms are available in season.
Clinton River Trail
25 Grey Rd. Municipal Lot East-west hiking/biking trail
The trail in Auburn Hills is 2.1 miles in length and runs east-west between Adams Rd. and Opdyke Rd. The trail is surfaced with a fine crushed stone which is suitable for biking and walking/jogging. This trail is part of a larger, 12 mile rail-trail planned to connect to the West Bloomfield trail near Sylvan Lake and to the Paint Creek Trail in Rochester.
1827 N. Squirrel Rd. on the Civic Center campus
The Community Center serves as a focal point for community activities, programs and special events sponsored by the City. Designed for youth, senior citizens and everyone in between, the Community Center promotes healthy, active lifestyles for all, and provides a place for a host of programs and services for the Auburn Hills community.
Dennis Dearing Jr. Memorial Park
2058 Phillips Rd. Phillips at Pontiac Rd.
This neighborhood park includes a fireman’s themed tot-lot for youngsters ages 2-5, swings, picnic tables, and open space areas for play.
E. Dale Fisk Hawk Woods Nature Center
3799 Bald Mountain Rd.
Hawk Woods offers endless opportunities for outdoor recreational activities. This unique facility offers groomed nature trails, a marsh boardwalk, a covered picnic shelter that can be reserved in season, a two-story Log Cabin Lodge, five overnight camping cabins, and a heated restroom/shower facility open year-round, all complimented by 80 acres of beautiful woods, meadows and marsh. The Lodge, located in what seems like the middle of the woods up-north, is an ideal place for off-site business meetings, birthday parties, and family get-togethers based on an hourly rate. It is available from 9:00am-10:00pm daily. Call the Parks & Recreation office 248-370-9353 to inquire about availability.
Cabin fees: $30 residents/$40 non residents per night – cabins sleep 6 . NEW FOR 2016 - OUR NEW CABIN SLEEPS UP TO 10, $50 RESIDENTS/$70 NON RESIDENTS. $50 deposit plus rental fee is required at time of reservation. Lodge fees: $15 per hour resident/$20 per hour non-resident. Two hour minimum.
4220 Manitoba Road. West of Baldwin Road.
This two acre park includes a play-structure, sand volleyball court, benches, paved play area and open space.
3311 Squirrel Ct. Auburn & Squirrel.
Riverside Park rests on the banks of the Clinton River in the Village Center area of Auburn Hills and offers a river path, play structure with swings, a canoe launch and a covered picnic shelter than can be reserved in season. Barbecue grills and picnic tables are available in season and a heated restroom is open year-round.
River Woods Park
300 River Woods Dr. on southeast corner of Squirrel Rd. at M-59.
River Woods Park is located along the Clinton River and features a covered picnic shelter that can be reserved in season, a paved pathway system with a bridge over the Clinton River, a play structure with swings and climbers, basketball courts, open spaces and picnic areas with barbecue grills.
You can reserve use of picnic shelters at Riverside Park, Civic Center, River Woods and Hawk Woods Nature
Center. Reservations will be accepted on a first-come basis, in-person at the Community Center. Click here for Parks Brochure.