Introduction to Hazel Park, Michigan
Hazel Park, Michigan, in Oakland county, is 2 miles SE of Royal Oak, Michigan and 9 miles N of Detroit, Michigan. The people of the city are in the Detroit metropolitan area. Hazel Park has a population of 18,963.
Hazel Park History
In 1941, Hazel Park was incorporated as a city. Because the area was home to a number of hazelnut bushes, it was named Hazel Park in 1884 by John W Benjamine, the School Inspector of the Royal Oak School District. Hazel Park is popularly called "The Friendly City."
Hazel Park and nearby Attractions
- Children's Museum - Wayne County
- Ferndale Historical Museum
- Motown Historical Museum
- Detroit Zoo
- Dodge 4 State Park
Things To Do In Hazel Park
Hazel Park boasts of several parks, playgrounds and other indoor and outdoor recreational facilities. The city also has a bowling alley and a raceway, known as the Hazel Park Raceway. Detroit Historical Museum, the Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit Zoo and Greektown are also close to Hazel Park and are worth paying a visit to.
Hazel Park Transportation
Detroit City Airport is close to the city.
Hazel Park Higher Education
Facilities for higher education are provided by Macomb Community College, University of Phoenix - Detroit Campus, Henry Ford Community College, Oakland University, Lawrence Technological University, University of Michigan - Dearborn and Oakland Community College - Bloomfield Hills Campus.