Royal Oak is proud of its 50 scenic parks, including two that are natural pristine reserves (Cummingston Park and Tehave Woods in Quickstad Park). Aggregately, they provide over 310 acres of natural woodlands and support a variety of interests. Some nestled in quiet neighborhoods focus on solace and retreat. Some have playscape equipment for children. Others provide tennis courts, frisbee-golf or play fields for organized team sporting events. Memorial Park, located at Woodward Avenue and Thirteen Mile Road, features three lighted ball diamonds and concession services.
Recreation & Sports
Assorted activities are available to Royal Oak youth, adults and families through school, recreation and organization facilities. Sports-minded youth can play on a number of athletic leagues including hockey, baseball, basketball, soccer and girls softball.
Leagues & Instruction
Adult leagues provide play in basketball, touch football, softball and sand volleyball. Swim instruction and open swim are available to all ages through the school district facilities. Children and adults can participate in instructional programs for dance, golf, tennis, badminton, tai chi, general fitness and other activities. The city's John Lindell Ice Arena houses two indoor ice rinks for hockey leagues, year-round open skating and instructional classes for figure, hockey and speed skating.
The hazy days of summer need not be lazy, as the summer months hold a variety of options for youth. They can attend general day camps or day camps providing instruction in football, in-line skating, in-line hockey, boys and girls basketball, boys and girls soccer, girls volleyball, girls softball and cheerleading. Activity centers at several elementary schools provide supervised play, outings, games, and special projects in arts and crafts.