A White Deer Seen in WoodCreek

white deer1 white deer3The pictures seen here were taken by a resident while out for a walk in WoodCreek. They show a white whitetail deer, which quite an uncommon sight, occurring in only about 1% of whitetails. Moreover, not are they rare at birth, their color results in loss of camouflage and a higher predation rate than for normal deer. Its black nose tells us this isn't an albino, but that it is exhibiting a condition commonly known as leucism. Albinos have yet the further disadvantage of poor eyesight, which is indicated by their pink eyes.


Coming Soon –

A New 2023 Woodcreek Directory 

front coverEvery four years, the WoodCreek Civic Association publishes a directory of its residents. For decades now, it has proven to be valuable resource to WoodCreekers in helping them get to know and communicate with neighbors old and new.

The neighborliness of WoodCreek is one of the major benefits that residents cite when comparing it to other communities in which they have lived, and the Directory has played no small part in reinforcing that reputation.

The last Directory was published in 2019, and although we have a relatively small turnover in properties compared to neighboring communities, inevitably the accuracy of the Directory lessens each year after its publication.

A big "thank you", to all who provided their contact details for inclusion in the Directory, Watch for it in your mailboxes soon.


Farmington Hills 50th Anniversary Celebration

July 6th, 2023

fh50thThe City of Farmington Hills will celebrate its Golden Anniversary this year! Festivities are planned for the community on July 6 at Founders Sports Park, 36000 W. Eight Mile Road. All are invited! Expect free family entertainment, activities for the children, opportunities for free community prizes, a fireworks show and more! Farmington Hills is one of Oakland County’s largest and most diverse communities and is known for its beautiful parklands and family friendly events. For more details on the Farmington Hills Golden Anniversary activities, visit www.fhgov.com or follow the City Facebook and Instagram pages.


Photos from 2022 Events

If you attended any WoodCreek events this year, be sure to click on our Gallery tab to view photos of them all.

soiree22 33The photo left shows some of our residents enjoying the Summer Soirée.


Use the links below to go directly to the 2022 event pictures.

Ice Cream Social and Pet Parade

Summer Soirée


Turkey Trot


Welcome to Marc Wilkins as our New Police Liason Coordinator

police academyYou probably knew Marc Wilkins as the WoodCreek Civic Association board member responsible for working with our snow clearing and grass cutting contractors. This year, however, WoodCreek’s snow plowing will be done by the City of Farmington Hills – instead of a private contractor, and depending on how this works out, we may continue the arrangement into future years (see the notification here). As a result, we no longer have a need for anyone to look after snow clearing and so Marc has kindly volunteered to take over responsibility of Police Liason and Neighborhood Watch. These 2 roles were formally held by Al Smith and Stan Beattie, both of whom no longer live in WoodCreek.

Marc is well qualified for his new tasks, being a member of the Citizen Police Advisory Committee, after having attended the Farmington Hills Citizens Police Academy. Marc shares his experience in the Fall 2022 edition of Playback, but because of space limitations, his very interesting story had to be somewhat shortened. To read his full story, which includes facts and information you may not know about our local policing, check out Marc's full story.

Marc is 4th from the left in this picture.




Pay Your 2023 dues here

Pay Dues Online Button 200x98You will have already received a letter concerning your WoodCreek Civic Association annual dues but should you have mislaid it, you can find a copy here. Rather than writing a check and then having to find, address and stamp an envelope, you can simply go to our payment page for 2023 and get it all done for another year in just a few clicks. You'll be given the choice of paying using any major credit card or by PayPal. There's also a reminder as to how to pay by check.




Garbage, Recycling and Yard Waste Removal

garbage truck 1 200Visit our Rubbish Disposal page for information about all aspects of garbage removal in WoodCreek. In addition, our Calendar page provides information regarding future dates when our normal Tuesday collections are delayed because of holidays. Alternatively, you can view and/or print the listing of the 2023 Holiday Collection schedule.

This year yard waste removal in WoodCreek starts April 4th and ends December 12th.

Our Calendar also includes all the upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Events. However, you don't have to wait for an event. Farmington Hills residents can drop off hazardous waste at ERG Environmental Services in Livonia at no charge (you may be asked to prove residency). More information about hazardous waste is available on the RRRASOC website.



Some Future Dates to Note

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Sat Oct 7th 9:00 am - 2:00 pm


Mon Oct 9th


Sat Oct 28th 9:00 am - 2:00 pm


Sun Nov 5th

(For a full event listing, see our Calendar page)