News & Notes - 8/9/23 Madison-Park News

Madison-Park News | Published August 9, 2023


Notice on dog registration in Madison Heights
MADISON HEIGHTS — Oakland County currently registers all dogs in Madison Heights. Registrations are for the calendar year, for either a one-year or three-year period, depending on the length of the pet’s rabies vaccination.

Registration can be done online at, or in-person at the county animal shelter, 1200 N. Telegraph Road, Building 42E, in Pontiac. Those with unexpired dog licenses don’t need to register until it expires and the rabies vaccination certificate has been updated.

The Madison Heights City Clerk’s Office will accept dog license applications beginning in December and running until June 1, 2024, after which residents will again have to register through Oakland County. If a household has a resident age 65 or older, the home is eligible for a discount on the pet registration.


Learn lifesaving techniques
MADISON HEIGHTS — The city of Madison Heights will hold a class on adult and pediatric first aid, including the application of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and the proper use of an automated external defibrillator (AED). The class will be held at the Red Oaks Youth Soccer Complex, 29601 John R Road in Madison Heights, from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16.

The class is based on American Red Cross programs that set the national standard for responding to adult, child and infant cardiac and choking emergencies, sudden illness, bleeding and other life-threatening conditions. Each student will use their own manikin to practice.

Upon meeting the course requirements, students will receive certification cards for adult CPR with AED, infant and child CPR, and first aid, each valid for two years. Students must arrive on time in order to be certified, so arrive early.

The cost of admission is $95 for residents, and $100 for nonresidents. For more information, visit


End of Summer Shin-Dig
MADISON HEIGHTS — The city of Madison Heights will host a free family fun night titled, “Park It - Night: End of Summer Shin-Dig,” at Civic Center Park, 360 W. 13 Mile Road, from 6 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17.

The event will feature live music beginning at 6:30 p.m., as well as face paintings, bounce houses and giveaways. There will also be a movie starting at 8:15 p.m. Attendees can bring blankets for a night under the stars.

For more updates, visit


Water balloon paintings
MADISON HEIGHTS — The city of Madison Heights continues its “Art in the Park” series of summertime activities with water balloon paintings at Wildwood Park, 26476 Delton St., from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23.

Attendees are encouraged to bring family or friends or come by themselves to enjoy an evening of messy fun. The cost is $10 per project. To register, visit


Kids’ concert
MADISON HEIGHTS — The city of Madison Heights will host a family-friendly concert starring performer Kevin Devine at Rosie’s Park, 1111 E. Farnum Ave., from 11 a.m. to noon Friday, Aug. 25. Admission is free. Guests can bring a chair or blanket to enjoy the music, or dance along.

For more information, call (248) 588-7763 or visit


Hazel Park Art Fair
HAZEL PARK — The Hazel Park Art Fair will take place at Green Acres Park, 620 W. Woodward Heights Blvd., from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27.

The event is family-friendly and free to attend, and will feature a wide variety of new and established artists, who will be exhibiting and selling their works.

Vendor applications are still being accepted for artists, cottage food vendors and musicians. Email for more information. Volunteers are also needed to assist vendors. Apply at


Yoga in the park at sunset
MADISON HEIGHTS — An evening yoga program will be held outside at Civic Center Park, 360 W. 13 Mile Road in Madison Heights, from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 16. Participants will meditate, reconnect with nature, practice breath work and improve overall well-being against the backdrop of the park and setting sun during the Wednesday sessions. All levels are welcome, and participants are encouraged to bring their own mat. Suitable for ages 10 and older, the cost is $15 for residents and $16 for nonresidents, with enrollment information available online at