Stony Creek Metropark hosts free movies, concerts and children’s programs this summer


Huron-Clinton Metroparks has 13 parks in southeast Michigan and Stony Creek Metropark in Shelby Township is one not to be missed.

Stony Creek Metropark is a 4,435-acre park offering year-round recreation. Whether you want to play a game of disc golf, explore a nature trail, spend time fishing, boating or have a fun day at the beach, there is something for everyone.

Eastwood Beach has everything you need for the perfect day at the beach – a sandy beach along Stony Creek Lake, a 50ft high and 230ft long Quadzilla slide, a large modern playground, rental boats and regular special events. The Quadzilla Slide is open weekends from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and costs $2 each way or $10 for an all-day wristband.

Bring your tent or RV and plan an overnight stay at Ridgewood Campground. Large rustic sites feature fire pits, on-site restrooms, beautiful landscaping, and cost $25 for a regular site and $50 for a large site.

Admission to Huron-Clinton Metroparks is $10 per vehicle for a daily rate or $40 for an annual pass for residents of Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties. Park passes provide access to ALL 13 Metropark locations. Use your library card and get FREE admission with the Michigan Activity Pass.

Add more fun and check out these FREE activities happening all summer long at Stony Creek Metropark.


During the Metropark Summer Concert Series you can get up and dance or sit back and relax listening to different local bands. Friday night concerts are held at Stony Creek Metropark’s Eastwood Beach from 7-8:30 p.m.

  • July 8 – The Canas Band (Blues/R&B/Rock)
  • July 15th – Macomb Symphony Orchestra
  • 22nd of July – Geff Phillips & Friends (Classic Rock/Oldies)
  • 5 August – Taylor Tucky (Modern Country)
  • August 19 – The Kroon Band (Pop/Rock/Dance)


Enjoy a Stories in the shade on certain dates. During the outdoor program, your child will explore nature through a book, activities and crafts. Bring a blanket and enjoy the cool shade of a tree while your child discovers the world of caterpillars, frogs, fireflies and more.

  • July 9th – Stories in the shade: the ants walk
  • July 30 – Stories in the shade: fabulous frogs
  • August 6 – Shady Stories: Curious Caterpillars
  • 20 August – Stories in the shade: having fun with the fireflies
  • September 3 – Stories in the shade: Outside with birds
  • September 17 – Stories in the shade: Colors, Colors, Everywhere

Stay up late and watch your favorite movies under the stars at Movies in the parks. Stony Creek Metropark will host a drive-in style movie in August and September.

  • 20 August – Encanto
  • September 3 – Jungle Cruise
  • September 17 – Spider-Man: No Returning Home


Every Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., visit the Stony Creek Nature Center to see specially curated animal exhibits and hands-on activities. The Nature Center is open to the public Monday to Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition to nature exhibits, you can also take a self-guided nature trail tour.

Stony Creek Metropark // 4300 Main Park Drive, Shelby Township, MI 48316

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