Introduction to Oak Park, Michigan
Oak Park History
In the early 1800s the first European settlers began to arrive in the area around Oak Park. The city of Oak Park itself was first settled in in 1840. Major housing developments began to take place in 1914 and on May 3, 1927, Oak Park was incorporated as a town. On October 29, 1945, Oak Park was reincorporated as a city. In the 1950s major developments began to take place, and at one point of time, Oak Park was labeled the fastest growing city in America.
Oak Park and nearby Attractions
- Fox Theater Building
- Historic Fort Wayne
- Cranbrook Art Museum
- Detroit Science Center
- Detroit Zoo
- Eastern Market
Things To Do In Oak Park
The Fox Theater Building, the Historic Fort Wayne and Fair Lane are all close to the city. The Cranbrook Art Museum, the Ferndale Historical Museum, the Motorsports Hall of Fame, and the Cranbrook Institute of Science have some very interesting exhibits. Visitors with small children can spend a day at the Children's Museum, or visit the Detroit Zoo.
Oak Park Transportation
Detroit City Airport is the closest major airport to Oak Park.
Oak Park Higher Education
Lawrence Technological University and the Oakland Community College-Bloomfield Hills Campus are within the area.