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Posted on: October 12, 2018

5K Ruck March Honors Vets

Ruck 22 Logo 2018

Join the cities of Ferndale, Hazel Park and Royal Oak for a 5K ruck march through the three communities.

What is a Ruck March?

A ruck march involves walking at a fast clip with a weighted backpack or ruck. In the Armed Forces, participants carry at least 45...

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Posted on: October 11, 2018

New Downtown Park Visual Preference Survey Announced

downtown park

Share your ideas. Be heard.

As a continuation of the community engagement process for the downtown park, registration is now open for the Visual Preference Survey on Nov. 3. There are two sessions; 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM. 

The Visual Preference Surve...

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City Spotlights
Posted on: October 5, 2018

Requirements for Absentee Voting


Absent voter ballots are available for all elections. You may vote with an absent voter ballot if:

  • You are unable to vote without assistance
  • You are 60 years of age or older
  • You expect to be absent from your city or township on election day
  • You are in jail, a...
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City Spotlights
Posted on: September 17, 2018

Farmers Market Continues through Construction


The Royal Oak Farmer's market is in the news! Read the latest blog from 'Taste the Local Difference,' a Michigan-based food marketing agency, on what's happening at the market at

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City Spotlights
Posted on: August 28, 2018

Rethink Royal

REthinkRO - City Hall

Reimagine your downtown experience and “Rethink” Royal Oak as the City of Royal Oak embarks on an exciting new development project to build a new City Hall, police station, downtown park, private office building and 581-space parking d...

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City Spotlights
Posted on: August 30, 2018

Please Don't Flush the Flushables


Some brands of wet wipes, which are used for everything from wiping babies' bottoms to removing makeup to quick house cleaning are labeled "flushable." The problem is that they're really not ~ at least not the way toilet paper is.  They...

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City Spotlights
Posted on: August 20, 2018

Fall Insight

Fall Insight 2018

The Royal Oak Insight magazine is delivered to Royal Oak residents quarterly and provides activities for you and your family to enjoy.

Read current and past issues online at:

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City Spotlights
Posted on: May 9, 2018

Downtown Parking Guide

Parking Map

Wondering where to park during construction? Download a copy of the Downtown Royal Oak Parking Guide at and find the option best for you, including the new 30-space public parking lot located directly behind (north of) City Hall and the ...

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City Spotlights
Posted on: September 27, 2017

Outstanding Customer Service Award

Customer Service Award

Help  us recognize employees that have gone above and beyond to provide a  more customer centric culture by nominating them for our Outstanding  Customer Service Award.

The Customer Centric Culture Team (CCCT) will  revi...

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