Red Oaks Nature Center

The Red Oaks Nature Center is part of Red Oaks County Park which also includes a golf course, waterpark, dog park and soccer complex. Nestled in a unique 38-acre oasis of rich natural habitat in the midst of a thriving urban area, the nature center’s 2,400 square-foot log cabin building features seasonal displays in a cozy atmosphere. In keeping with Oakland County Parks and Recreation’s comprehensive nature education philosophy, the Red Oaks Nature Center hosts myriad public programs facilitated by trained naturalists and volunteers. The nature center also offers Nature interpretive programs, exhibits including live native animals, an auditorium/large classroom and meeting areas and a deck leading to a paved nature trail A pond with low waterfall at the entrance provides a water source for local wildlife. Named after long-time Madison Heights mayor and Oakland County commissioner, the George W. Suarez Friendship Woods offers a 1.3-mile paved trail in a Michigan Natural Features Inventory Priority Three Conservation Area.

Red Oaks

Contact Information


30300 Hales Road

Madison Heights, MI 48071

Driving Directions

Reservations: (248) 585-0100

Toll Free: (888) 627-2757

Phone: (248) 858-4627


Location of Red Oaks Nature Center

Map of Michigan