Community Services

Senior Community Center

The Royal Oak Senior / Community Center offers enrichment programs and activities that encourage participation, independence and self-fulfillment for the mature adult population. Some include fitness, workshops, discussion groups, card parties and billiards tournaments. Instruction is available in crochet, art, dancing and investment planning. Other programs include outreach, hot meals, transportation, legal aid and support groups. Royal Oak residents age 60 and older can obtain in-home services through Royal Oak Senior Emergency Services (R.O.S.E.S.).

Public Library

An archetype of valuable information to the community since 1852, the Royal Oak Public Library has served to support the continuous enhancement of knowledge. The library is a member of a multi-library network serving over 2.4 million residents in six counties. The network is comprised of over 65 public and several academic libraries, and is the largest library cooperative in the state. As the information network has evolved, so has the Royal Oak Public Library. It provides Internet access for research and other online services. The Royal Oak Public Library is committed to be an informational, intellectual and cultural resource for the community.


The Royal Oak community is dedicated to preserving quality of life. This is evidenced by the more than 400 volunteer members serving on at least 60 city boards, committees and groups. Neighborhood associations have been created to address specific local interests. The Royal Oak community recognizes the importance of investing in tomorrow’s adults. Youth programs are offered through the Boys and Girls Club, Salvation Army, Judson Center, and several fraternal and philanthropic groups. Other community resources include the Royal Oak Youth Assistance and the Royal Oak Community Coalition. These and other great community resources can be found on the Community Links area of the web site.

Municipal Services

The city of Royal Oak provides a full line of municipal services to meet the many needs of its residents. Royal Oak employs a responsive Police department to preserve a safe community, and a full-time Fire department that has Advanced Life Support with transport. Some of the other full-time departments housed within the city are Highway, Parks and Forestry, Public Service, Recreation, Engineering and Building Inspection / Code Enforcement.