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Earth Day

Learn about native plants, rain barrels and much more.


Adopt a Park for a Day

Think Spring! It's time for Royal Oak's annual “Adopt a Park for a Day” on April 21 & 22.
Last year dozens of volunteers groups picked up leaves and debris at our neighborhood parks. The results were beautiful.

There are 50 parks in the City of Royal Oak so let's get outdoorsy, engage with nature and meet new people. Register by calling the DPS at (248) 246-3300 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. and pick a park.


Police Department Update

Residents can find the most recent police reports on the city's website at http://romi.gov/963/Press-Releases

Citizens are also encouraged to sign up for crime alerts at crimemapping.com. Crime Mapping's goal is to assist police departments in reducing crime through a better-informed citizenry.

Sign up for public safety alerts from the police using Civic Ready. Click here to subscribe.


Does Global Warming Cause Hurricanes?

What is the status of global warming? Does global warming cause climate change? Has the intensity or frequency of storms increased?

Chris Skinner, Ph.D., Post Doctoral Researcher, Earth and Environmental Sciences Department, University of Michigan, will attempt to answer these questions and more on Thursday, April 26, 7 p.m. at the Royal Oak Senior Center, 3500 Marais Ave, Royal Oak

This event is sponsored by the Royal Oak Environmental Advisory Committee.

Free admission but donations gratefully accepted for more information call 248-288-6125.
Civil War Day

From live musket drills to stories by the campfire, civilian and uniformed re-enactors bring the late 1800’s to life during Civil War Day at the Orson Starr House, 3123 N. Main, from 1-3 p.m.

Have your questions answered and see what life was like for the pioneers of Royal Oak. Spend the day reliving history and have fun with the whole family!

Mom Race
Run with the Police

Join Royal Oak's Finest for a 5k Run/Walk on June 2.

Let's celebrate a century of service with a 5K community run/walk that includes: 

  • FREE race photos
  • Mugshots
  • Chase the Chief Kids Run
  • 1.5 Mile Fitness Challenge
  • Meet a K-9 dog
  • ROPD history exhibit
  • FREE aviator sunglasses
  • FREE doughnuts 
  • Much more

All proceeds go to the Royal Oak Police Department Donation Fund to be used for the health and well-being of officers.


No Plastic Bags, Please!

Please help SOCRRA employees who sort your recycling by not putting any type of plastic bags (except clear bags with shredded paper) in your curbside recycling container.  People always say “but they take it at the curb.”  This is true, but these hard-working folks have to pull it off the line at the sorting center due to contamination and it ends up being discarded.  To ensure your plastic bags are being recycled, please bring plastic bags to the SOCRRA facility, 995 Coolidge or to any store that accepts plastic bags for recycling.


Be Part of the Memorial Day Parade

Royal Oak's annual Memorial Day Parade will be May 28 starting at 9 a.m.  The parade will again be along Main Street starting at Lincoln and moving north through downtown Royal Oak.

If you are a local group or organization and have interest in participating in this year's Memorial Day Parade, please submit your online application at https://seam.ly/Zqy4AI1W.

Break the Silence

Break the Silence Week (April 23 - April 27): The Royal Oak High School Diversity Club is hosting a series of events to coincide with the Day of Silence (4/27). The students want to raise awareness of bullying of LGBTQ students in schools and remember those who have fallen victim to LGBT bullying. Learn more.

Recycle Off

Recycle Off Challenge - Game On!

The City of Madison Heights is challenging the City of Royal Oak to a three-month Recycle Off.

The friendly recycling competition began February 1 and ends April 30. The city having the greatest percentage increase in tonnage at the end of April will earn the title of Top Recycling City.

Learn more at https://www.romi.gov/1278/Recycle-Off.

Top 10 Reasons to Recycle

1. Good For Our Economy ~ American companies rely on recycling programs to provide the raw materials they need to make new products.
2. Creates Jobs ~ Recycling in the U.S. is a $236 billion a year industry. More than 56,000 recycling and reuse enterprises employ 1.1 million workers nationwide.
3. Reduces Waste ~ The average American discards seven and a half pounds of garbage every day. Most of this garbage goes into to landfills, where it's compacted and buried.
4. Good For The Environment ~ Recycling requires far less energy, uses fewer natural resources, and keeps waste from piling up in landfills.
5. Saves Energy ~ Recycling offers significant energy savings over manufacturing with virgin materials. For example manufacturing with recycled aluminum cans uses 95% less energy.
6. Preserves Landfill Space ~ No one wants to live next door to a landfill. Recycling preserves existing landfill space.
7. Prevents Global Warming ~ In 2000, recycling of solid waste prevented the release of 32.9 million metric tons of carbon equivalent (MMTCE, the unit of measure for greenhouse gases) into the air.
8. Reduces Water Pollution ~ Making goods from recycled materials generates far less water pollution than manufacturing from virgin materials.
9. Protects Wildlife ~ Using recycled materials reduces the need to damage forests, wetlands, rivers and other places essential to wildlife.
10. Creates New Demand ~ Recycling and buying recycled products creates demand for more recycled products, decreasing waste and helping our economy.



It is commonly known that there are rats in Royal Oak. With construction and other displacement factors, they are always looking for new places to nest. 

Keep Rodents Away

You may not have a nest on your property, but you may unknowingly be contributing to the problem.  Prevention is much easier and cheaper than fighting an infestation. Here are some tips.
  • Rats need a food source.  It can be up to 300 feet away from their nest. Dog waste, bird seed, and garbage are rat favorites. They can survive on ONE ounce of food per day. The more food, the more rats.
  • Rats need a place to live.  Underground holes, often near buildings, wood piles, discarded items etc. are a sign you may have rats living in your yard. 
  • Rats do not respect property lines.  They think this is their neighborhood.  Their dining room may be in one lot while their bedrooms are several lots away.

Visit https://www.romi.gov/documentcenter/view/133 for more information or call 248-246-3201.
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 Library Events

There is always something interesting and exciting happening at the Royal Oak Public Library. Go to ropl,org to learn more.

Library hours are: Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (September through June)

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Work for the City of Royal Oak

Thank you for your interest in employment with the City of Royal Oak.
To browse through available opportunities go to: romi.gov/jobs


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Senior Times

Senior Times Newsletter

The City of Royal Oak offers mature adults opportunities for lifelong education, fitness, nutrition and leisure activities.

Click here for the latest news and information from the Mahany/ Meininger Community Center. 

Mobile App

City Launches Mobile App

The City of Royal Oak has a new mobile app! Find out what's happening, get meeting agendas, discover employment opportunities within the city and more.

Download the app at these locations:

Apple Store 
Google Play Store

Pay Online

Make Convenient Online Payments

Did you know you can make online payments for property taxes and utility bills?

Go to http://romi.gov/868/Online-Payments to learn more.

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