Oak Park is a beautiful city located in Michigan, United States. Situated in Oakland County, Oak Park actually is a suburb of Detroit city. Oak Park has an area of 5.1 square miles (13.0 square kilometers) and a population of around 29,300 residents. Oak Park was first settled in 1840, incorporated as a village in 1927, being officially recognized as a city only in 1945. Oak Park began developing amazingly starting with the 1950s. This is why Oak Park was named "America's Fastest Growing City," at one point in its history. With a rich cultural heritage and some lovely recreational venues, Oak Park is a great place to visit for an amazing U.S. vacation.
Top attractions within Oak Park
Shepherd Park is the biggest out of the 10 important parks located in Oak Park. Established on an area of 56.8 acres, Shepherd Park is a great place to visit, no matter the type of outdoor adventure you plan on enjoying. A wooden terrain, three play tunnels, an indoor ice rink, basketball and tennis courts, baseball courts, waking trails, but also an outdoor pool, are just some of the amenities you will be able to find in this beautiful park.
Lessenger Park is another lovely park located in the city. This natural venue has an area of 7.3 acres and the facilities here include a baseball field, but also picnic areas. Other parks of the city worth to be visited for great outdoor adventures are Best, Dewey, Harding and Jackson Parks.
Oak Park Library is a great place to include into your route no matter if you love reading or you are just interested in the cultural life of the city. Here you will find an impressive collection of books, but also periodicals and art exhibits. In fact, the spot constantly hosts numerous events including art exhibits and children's shows. Art passionates should also visit the Scharolette Chappell Fine Art Studio, which first opened in Oak Park in 2009 and hosts the Gateway Gallery.