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Downtown Bike Rodeo

CANCELED: Downtown Bike Rodeo

The Downtown Bike Rodeo scheduled for tonight (May 11) has been canceled due to expected chilly and rainy weather. The event will be rescheduled soon!

City of Royal Oak

Royal Oak City Commission Meets Monday

Residents can find agendas for city commission meetings on the city's website.
Please note, meeting agendas are often revised at the last minute, so please recheck the agenda prior to the meeting for any changes.

Transit Task Force

Transit Task Force Open House

The Transit Task Force will present its ROGO transportation plan and funding options at a public open house on Saturday, May 12 in the Royal Oak Public Library Friends Auditorium between 1 - 4 p.m.

The purpose of the event is to update the community on the progress of the Task Force, and seek additional community feedback and input before a recommendation is made to the full city commission. The Task Force plans to make a recommendation to the City Commission in June 2018.

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.

Rethink Royal Oak

A new two-acre public park, police station, City Hall, six-story office building, and parking structure are coming your way.

New Parking Area near Police Station

The first thing you need to know is that the Williams Street parking in front (to the west) of City Hall closed on May 7, 2018 and a new 30-space parking lot opened behind (to the north) of the Royal Oak Police Station. The new lot includes four ADA accessible parking spaces.

The hours and availability of the Royal Oak Public Library and farmers market respectively will not be impacted by Royal Oak's upcoming development project. The library will continue to be open Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Friday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and on Sundays during the school year, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. The farners market will continue to be open every Saturday all year round, and Fridays May through December, 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. The Antiques and Collectibles Market will continue to be available every Sunday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m

Wondering where to park during the construction?

Download a copy of the Downtown Royal Oak Parking Guide and find out all the latest news at http://rethinkro.com.

May is Bike Month

May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike
Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — whether you bike
to work or school; ride to save money or time; pump those pedals to preserve your
health or the environment; or simply to explore your community - National Bike
Month is an opportunity to celebrate the many reasons we ride.

  • NATIONAL BIKE TO WORK WEEK 2018 is May 14–18.
  • BIKE TO WORK DAY is May 18.
Royal Oak in Bloom

Mother's Day Tradition Moves to New Location

It's the same great event at a new location!

Celebrating its 25th Anniversary, Royal Oak in Bloom will host more than 65 vendors at the 6th & Main and 7th & Main parking lots on May 13 (Mother's Day) from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Shop for hanging plants, veggies, perennials, annuals, small trees, lawn decor and more!

Learn more athttps://www.royaloakchamber.com/
Civil War Day
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.


Green Minute

As temperatures warm up, treat yourself to an ice cream cone. Doing so does away with the plastic lined ice cream containers bought at the store. Bonus: ice cream cones require zero container or utensil waste, which translates into no trash! (Source: myplasticfreelife.com)


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.

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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


'Like Us' on Facebook

Want to know what's happening in Royal Oak?
Join thousands of your neighbors on the city's official Facebook page and get daily posts about the things that matter in our hometown.
Like us today at: https://www.facebook.com/Royal-Oak-MI-City-Hall-157871554266952

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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