All parks are free to enter, however there are user fees for the Spray park, Deer Lake Beach and Disc Golf. Click here for current rental information.
|Clintonwood Park||Sashabaw Plains Park|
|Clintonwood Spray park||Deer Lake Beach|
|Senior Center||Bay Court Park|
Park Closing Hours
Memorial Day to Labor Day all parks will close at 9:00 PM
Pavilion rentals will only go to 8:00 PM.
The Tuesday after Labor Day weekend through the Friday before Memorial Day Weekend, parks will be closing at 5:00 PM.
Clintonwood Park is 120 acres of open space. The park is open every day with the exception of New Year’S Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. The park features pickleball courts, basketball, 4 square and tennis courts, playground and spray park, baseball, softball and soccer fields, and volleyball.
Clintonwood Park Rental Facilities
Carriage House - Seating for 70 people
Bartsch Hall - Seating for 100 people
Outdoor Deck at Senior Center - Seating for 40 people
North Shelter- Seating for approximately 50 people, Limited Summer Availability
South Pavilion - Seating for approximately 125 peoplePavilion Hours: Memorial Day - Labor Day: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM., September – May: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
The Senior Community Center, located in Clintonwood Park on Clarkston Road, offers trips, sports, crafts, music, cards, special dinners and parties, health screenings, talks and much more. Daily services include meals for the homebound, lunches at the center, and transportation for residents of Clarkston, Independence and Springfield Township.
The Spray Park at Clintonwood Park is undergoing
a much needed overhaul and we need your help!
Currently under construction, stay tuned for more updates!
June 1 Spray Park Update
The Renee Przybylski Memorial Spray Park is currently under construction and closed until further notice. We are working hard to get the new Spray Park up and running this summer, but at this time an exact timeline is not defined. As more details on our timeline become available, we will be sure to share them here and our Facebook page and e-blasts. Be sure to follow us! Questions or concerns can be directed to our Director Derek Smith or call at 248-625-8223. In the mean-time, be sure to check out some of other great aquatic facilities: Deer Lake Beach & Bay Court Park!
Sashabaw Plains park is a 15-acre ark that is open during the year from April through October 31. The park features a community built playground, baseball fields, horseshoes, 4 square and basketball courts, volleyball, picnic areas, and bathroom facilities.
Sashabaw Plains Park Rental Facilities
Sashabaw Plains Pavilion - Seating for approximately 75 people
Pavilion Hours: Memorial Day - Labor Day: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM., September – May: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Deer Lake Beach is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, weather permitting. Please call 248-625-8223 for hours. Trained Lifeguards supervise the beach. Fees are charged for both the beach and boat launching facilities. Swimming lessons are held throughout the summer. Park rules are posted at each entrance. Please remember that all Township facilities are alcohol free and that all pets must be leashed at all times when using any park facility.
|Bay Court Park is a wonderful historic landmark that as been designed to meet the growing needs of our community. The park is open every day with the exception of New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Amenities include: community built playscape, disc golf, bathrooms. and the historic Brady Lodge.
Bay Court Park Beach is open weather permitting, from 9:00am until 1 hour before the park closes every day. There are NO LIFEGUARDS on duty, SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK.
Bay Court Rental Facilities
Lakeside Pavilion - Seating for approximately 40 people
Pavilion Hours: Memorial Day - Labor Day: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM.
Ryan Schmidt Disc Golf Course
Dedicated July 21, 1998, the Ryan Schmidt Disc Golf Course is a 9 hole Frisbee Golf Course, easy for participants of all ability levels to enjoy. Bay Court Park is a terrific setting for "golfers". Scorecards are available to download by clicking here, as well as Course Rules and a map. The Disc Golf Course is FREE but donations onsite are accepted.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What are the seasons/days/hours of operation of the Disc Golf Course?
It is always free to play! (Donations are accepted!) The course is open during normal park hours. Course closes approximately 1 hour before park closing time. The course will not be open this winter due to maintenance.
2. Are there any changes expected to be made to the Course?
Grass planting around poles and tee areas occurred in 2013 & 2014. We expect most of the grass areas will have filled in. Course will not be open for winter. In 2016/2017 trash cans were added throughout the course.
3. Is the Park in Clarkston, Waterford, or Independence Twp.?
Bay Court Park is in Independence Township, but has a Clarkston mailing address. The address to Bay Court Park is 6970 Andersonville Rd, Clarkston, MI 48346
4. Are there Course maps available?
There are signs at each hole, detailing the par, distance and a layout.
5. Is the building always open for the public to access the restrooms and drinking fountain?
Yes, restrooms and the drinking fountain are accessible during Park hours.
6. What is the dog policy for Bay Court Park? Dogs are allowed, however, all dogs must be leashed and leash must be in handlers possession at all times.
7. What is the alcohol policy for Bay Court Park?
No alcohol, Township Ordinance
8. Is there camping available at the Park?
No, the closest Camp Ground is Groveland Oaks Park through Oakland County Parks
9. Who designed the Course?
In Flight, East Lansing
|Cedar Grove Pavillion|
Main Office for Parks, Recreation & Seniors
6483 Waldon Ctr Dr. Clarkston, MI 48346
Our Main Office is located on Waldon Center Drive, just East of Sashabaw Rd. off of Waldon Rd., in the lower level. All Township Offices are handicap accessible. Township Offices at this location are open Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. The Township is closed for Holidays.
All rentals need to be done in person at either the Independence Twp Offices or Senior Community Center . Before you come, please read over information below, specifically about Security Deposits. If you have more questions, call (248) 625-8223.
Pavilion Rental Evaluation - Click here to take a survey.
Room Rental Evaluation - Click here to take a survey.
- Bay Court Park Lakeview Room Fees: Resident- $45/hour, Non-Resident- $65
- Clintonwood Park Carriage House Fees: Resident-$50/hour, Non-Resident-$70
- Bartsch Hall- Senior Community Center: Resident- $60/hour, Non-Resident- $80/hour
- Brady Lodge- Hours Vary, click here to learn more
- Minimum two hour rental.
- Bay Court Park
- Fees: Resident-$40/hour Non-Resident-$55
- There will be no charge for Gazebo usage Monday-Thursday. Minimum two hour rental.
- Clintonwood Park, Bay Court Park or Sashabaw Plains
All facility rentals must be done in person at either the Main Office, 6483 Waldon Center Drive; or at the Senior Community Center, 6000 Clarkston Rd.
Frequently Asked Questions
How far in advance can I rent? You can rent up to one year in advance from your Event date.
Can I reserve a date over the phone? You can get availability of the date you are inquiring about over the phone, but you must come in to make the reservation.
Is a Security Deposit required? Yes, a $100 Security Deposit (in the form of a check or credit card) must be left for each facility rented. A $500 Security deposit is required for Brady Lodge.
Can I get a refund or transfer my date? If the cancellation/transfer request by the applicant occurs more than fourteen days (14) prior to the event: All transfers are subject to a $20 administrative fee, pending the new date is available. All transfers must be done in person, unless payment is made by VISA or Master card. Call (248) 625-8223 for more information and to have a Transfer Form faxed to you. In the case of a refund, the rental fee minus $20 will be refunded along with the deposit. See above for details. If the cancellation/transfer request by the applicant occurs less than fourteen days (14) prior to the event: The entire rental fee is forfeited and the deposit will be returned in full, regardless of the reason for the cancellation, including inclement weather. Absolutely no transfers.
Can I do the paperwork, but use someone else’s check? Yes, however, the person who provides payment for the rental must be a resident in order to get the resident rate.
With a Room Rental, can we come early to set-up? Your rental should include enough time for set-up and clean-up time. If you need more time, you will need to add it to your rental.
With a Pavilion Rental, can we come early to set-up? Pavilions, unless rented, are first come, first serve. Your exclusive time begins at the time of your rental. Your rental choices are: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM or 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM. If you choose to rent a ½ day rental, the pavilion cleaning times are between 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM.
With a Room Rental, can we have more people that the allotted amount in our contract? No. Room capacities are determined by the Independence Twp Fire Department.
With a Pavilion Rental, can we have more people that the allotted amount in our contract? No. Seating and parking capacities are factored in to that number.
Are picnic tables included with my rental? Yes, picnic table seating comes with your pavilion rental for the number of persons indicated on your contract.
Are there electrical outlets at the Pavilions? Yes. Sorry, no generators are allowed to be brought in.
Are there grills are all Pavilions? Not all. Grills are located at Sashabaw Plains’s pavilion, Bay Court Pavilions (both) and Clintonwood Park’s South pavilion. There is not a grill a Clintonwood’s North Pavilion. There are grills in the grassy areas of Sashabaw Plains park.
Are there grills at the Beach? There are two grills in the grass at Deer Lake Beach.
Is the Spraypark or Disc Golf included in my rental? No. There are separate fees to use the Spraypark & Disc Golf. Bay Court Beach is however free.
Can I rent a moonwalk or inflatable? All third party contracts for moonwalks, etc are subject to approval at the time of your rental. If approved, a Certificate of Insurance will need to be provided within ten days of your signed contract.
Can I bring in my own tent? All third party contracts for tents, etc are subject to approval at the time of your rental. If approved, a Certificate of Insurance will need to be provided within ten days of your signed contract. Pop up tents smaller than a 10x10ft, are allowed at the Spraypark.