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Drayton Plains Nature Center


  1. 12 Picnic Tables
  2. 2 Charcoal Grills
  3. Indoor Meeting Room
  4. Pavilion
  5. Ponds
  6. Trails


Located in the Drayton Woods Subdivision off Hatchery Road.


Facilities include an interpretive nature center building, fish hatchery ponds, hiking trails and a picnic pavilion.


Park Grounds:

  • Dawn to Dusk

Building Hours:

  • Open Seasonally, May-October
  • Fridays, 1:00-5:00pm
  • Saturdays & Sundays, 10:00am-5:00pm


Meeting Room Rentals

Seats up to 30

 Rental & Damage Deposit Fees

  • $40 Rental Fee per hour for a minimum of 2 hours
  • $30 Non-Resident Fee
  • $75 Refundable Damage Deposit

Rustic Pavilion
Seats up to 50

Rental & Damage Deposit Fees

  • $140 Rental Fee - all day rental
  • $30 Non-Residents
  • $75 Refundable Damage Deposit


To secure your rental date you must pay the rental fee along with the damage deposit and non-resident fee (if required). All rentals must be scheduled at least 14 days in advance to secure your date. Reservations can be made starting from the first business day of January for the entire calendar year. To reserve the pavilion or meeting room contact Waterford Parks and Recreation at 248-674-5441.

Cancellation Policy

Full notice of cancellation must be received at least 30 days prior to the rental date. All fees and charges for the rental of rooms, shelters, facilities and park areas are refundable minus a $20 cancellation fee. Refunds will not be granted with less than 30 days remaining prior to the rental date, with exception of damage deposit. No refunds are issued based on inclement weather, acts of God, strikes or other conditions beyond our control, with exception of damage deposit. If paid with cash or check, a refund check will be mailed to you within 3-4 weeks for your damage deposit. If paid with credit card, damage deposit will be credited back to the same card.

More Information

No alcohol is allowed in or around the facility. For more information about the Nature Center, like us on Facebook.