There’s more to do in Royal Oak than the Dream Cruise, head to the Woodward Corrdior for great playgrounds, delicious ice cream and year long fun at the Detroit Zoo.

Where To Go

The Detroit Zoo is home to over 2,000 animals and its 125 acres features multiple award winning attractions including the National Amphibian Conservation Center, Great Apes of Harambee and Arctic Ring of Life. Take your littles to race along side the sea otters, walk next to kangaroos, get close up to lions and feed the giraffes. The Detroit Zoo offers a local dose of Vitamin Z 52 weeks a year and with a family membership it’s easy to stop by anytime to stretch your legs among the animals for an hour or an entire afternoon.

Plan your visit for this summer to experience BRICKLIVE. The 3-acre jungle of creativity features 70 unique animal displays and is designed to inspire curiosity and joy in kids of all ages. And don’t forget to get your tickets for the Bike Safari on July 14th and August 11th.

Where To Play

Royal Oak has some of the best

  • Normandy Oaks is a can’t miss for metro Detroit families. The 40-acre  park in Royal Oak, features a splash pad, pavilion, restrooms, soccer fields, paved and natural surface trails and a playground that’s perfect for kids who love to climb. It’s the perfect place to play with easy parking and it’s all FREE!
  • Lawson Park offers swings for all ages and abilities, a giant playscape with dedicated areas for littles and bigs, a covered picnic area, benches all around the playground, things to climb and spin, basketball courts, open fields, and more! The greatest attraction for our kids was the giant tower that leads to a long twirling slides.
  • Sullivan Park is perfect for littles of all ages, the playground features a zip line, twister merri-go-round, climbing ropes, circular spinners and creative play equipment.
  • Starr Jaycee Park hosts FREE mini train ride from Great Lake Live Steamers one weekend a month from May to October.

Enjoy A Treat

Sit back and enjoy the 1950’s ice cream parlor and soda fountain with a scoop (or two) of their award winning ice cream from Ray’s Ice Cream.