Where can I find information on renting space in the Community Center?
This information is available at the Auburn Hills Community Center or you can download a rental packet HERE.
Do you have a fitness center?
Residents of Auburn Hills with a Community Center Card can use the Fitness Room at the Community Center FREE OF CHARGE Monday - Friday, 8AM-9PM and Saturday, 9AM-9PM. You must check-in at the front desk and provide your Community Center Card. The Fitness Room includes treadmills, ellipticals, a multi-station strength machine, stationary bike and more. Showers and lockers available - please bring your own lock. Children 12 and under are not allowed in the Fitness Room.
How do I get a Community Center card?
Community Center Cards are free to residents of Auburn Hills 18 years of age and older. Simply register at the front desk during regular hours of operation. You will need to provide a valid Michigan Drivers License or State issued identification card indicating an Auburn Hills address.
How do I get a Non-Resident Community Center card?
Non-residents can purchase Community Center Cards. These cards can be utilized to access the Fitness Room and to participate in Open Gym Programs. The card is good for 12 months after purchase. The rates are: Individual - $250 (ages 13+), Family - $400 (ages 13+ receive cards). Minors 13-17 must be registered by a parent or legal guardian.
How do I get a Corporate Fitness Card?
Available to any person that works in Auburn Hills. You must provide valid driver's license or state identification card that displays name and photo id along with letter from employer, current paycheck stub, or business card. The Corporate Community Center card cost $100 and is limited to the first 100 cards. The card expires one year from date of issue.
Do you have employment and/or volunteer opportunities?
Yes, we have both. Typical part-time positions include instructors, coaches, and program leaders on a seasonal basis. We also offer a Teen Volunteer Program for students in grades 9-12 and are often looking for adult volunteer coaches for athletics.
Can I buy Oakland County Park and Huron-Clinton Metropark annual passes at the Community Center?
Yes, the Community Center sells annual passes for Oakland County Parks and Huron-Clinton Metroparks.
How do I find recreational activities for children?
The Recreation Department offers a variety of activities for children all ages, including youth soccer leagues, Pilates, day camps, and hunter safety classes. Please call 248-370-9353 or check our online listing of activites HERE.
How do I register for city programs and events?
You can register on-line, by mail or in-person (See Registration information for details). For most community events, simply come out!
When are the city parks open for use?
City parks are open from 7am to dusk, 365 days a year. The Skate Park is open dependent on the weather, usually mid April through mid October.
Can I use a Park Pavilion?
If you want to guarantee exclusive use of a park pavilion then you may rent the pavilion through the Community Center. If the pavilion is not rented on a particular day, then the public may use it on a first-come, first-served basis. If the pavilion is rented, then the renters have exclusive use of the pavilion for the entire day.
How do I reserve a Pavilion in the Park?
For information on how to rent a pavilion, please contact the Recreation Department at (248) 370-9353 or come by the Community Center. You may find a copy of the rental rates HERE.
Can I drive my vehicle into the park to unload my supplies?
No. Vehicles are not allowed in the park due to safety concerns with park patrons. Please plan to unload your supplies from the designated parking areas.
Where can my guests park?
Guests may use the designated parking lots for each park. If the downtown lots are full, please see this parking map for other public parking lots.
Can I host an event in the park?
If you are considering hosting an event in one of our parks, please discuss your event with the Recreation Director first, to see what permissions and requirements may be required before holding an event.
Can I have a food truck at my park activity?
People who rent a park facility are allowed to have a food truck as long as people are not being charged for the food – they must be catering food trucks provided by the renter. The Recreation Director must be contacted prior to the activity so that accommodations may be made for the food truck. Food Trucks are not allowed IN the park, they must be in a designated parking space, approved by the Recreation Director. Additionally, renters must provide fire suppression plans and maintenance logs and a copy of the food service license prior to the event.
Are the bathrooms open in the parks?
Bathrooms are open from dawn to dusk May – October. From October – May only restrooms at Riverside Park and Hawk Woods Park and Campground are open – all others are winterized for the season and are unavailable for use.
Are dogs allowed in the City parks?
Yes, they must be kept on a leash at all times and owners must clean up after dogs. Please do not allow your dog to run loose in the park - this is against the park rules and can be hazardous to other park users and wildlife.
Can I hire a petting zoo or have a bounce house at my park activity?
No, petting zoos, bounce houses, dunk tanks, and other additional activities are not allowed in the park.
May I put a tent up in the park?
You may put one 10’x10’ tent up in the park using sandbags to secure it. Tent stakes are not allowed.
Where is the Clinton River Trail in Auburn Hills?
It runs east-west, for 2 miles between Opkyke Rd. and Adams Rd., in the southern end of the city, and has a hard surface great for hiking and biking!
Do the city parks have trails?
Yes, all major parks have either paved, crushed limestone or wood chip trails, or a combination of these surfaces. They are ideal for walking, jogging, biking, nature observation, and more. Paved trails also offer opportunities for rollerblading. See the Parks and Facilities section for details on each city park.
Is alcohol allowed in the park?
Alcohol is not permitted unless a renter has been approved for an Alocholic Beverage Permit, available with your rental. If the renter is approved for alcoholic beverages, then beer, wine, and champagne is permitted. Liquor is never permitted. Beer, wine, and champagne are also allowed at some public events and will be publicized with each individual event.
What do the park facilities look like?
You may find virtual tours of each park and facility HERE.
Is camping allowed at any of the parks?
Camping is allowed at Hawk Woods Park and Campground. There are six cabins available for rent. Five cabins sleep 6 people and one cabin sleeps 10, for a total of 40 beds. Cabins may be rented out individually or as a group. Reservations must be made at least 2 weeks ahead of time. The City is in the process of building a campground available for tent camping and small pop-up campers. Campsites will not accommodate RVs and there will be no dump stations.
I found an injured or abandoned bird or wild animal – do you rehabilitate wildlife?
No, the Recreation Department does not rehabilitate wildlife. If you find an injured or abandoned bird or other wild animal, please contact a DNR-licensed rehabilitator before moving, touching, or otherwise handling the animal. To locate a licensed rehabilitator in your area, visit Michigan Licensed Rehabilitators.