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Rhythm & Rhymes Music Festival Coming to Southfield

Saturday, July 21 12-9 p.m.
Southfield Municipal Complex front lawn, 26000 Evergreen Road
FREE Admission. Refreshment will be available for purchase.
Call (248) 796-4620 or (419) 280-1073 for more details.


The cities of Southfield and Oak Park along with Oakland County Parks & Recreation proudly present the Rhythm & Rhymes Music Festival on the front lawn of the Southfield Municipal Complex on Saturday, July 21. The event will feature fantastic music performances from local and national acts along with local food and local artist displays. And best of all, admission is free!

The musical lineup features:
Lady Sunshine and the X Band from 1 - 2 p.m.
Project Grand Slam (from New York) from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Tim Bowman from 4 - 5:15 p.m.
Alexander Zonjic with Lin Rountree & Phil Denny from 5:45 - 7 p.m.
Nick Colionne (from Chicago) closing out the day from 7:30 - 9 p.m.

Stop by for an hour or two or stay all day! Admission and parking are free. Please bring your lawn chairs and find your favorite spot on the lawn to enjoy the music and the atmosphere.

Rhythm & Rhymes Music Festival is sponsored with support from Best Western Premier, Avis Ford, Tamaroff Honda, Tamaroff Nissan, Glassman Automotive Group and Page Toyota and Page Honda Bloomfield.

Please call (248) 796-4620 or (419) 280-1073 for more details.

Gazebo Concerts Series 2018

Tuesday evenings from July 10 through August 21
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Burgh Historical Park, northeast corner of Civic Center Drive and Berg Road
Free Admission
Call (248) 796-4620 for more information.


Join Southfield Parks & Recreation Department on Tuesdays evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. for the 2018 Gazebo Concert Series. Grab your lawn chair or a blanket to sit on, pack a picnic dinner (no alcohol please) and join us at the Burgh Historical Park for a wonderful summer of great music in a beautiful setting. Gazebo Concerts are free to the public and are scheduled from July 10 through August 21. You can check out details on each band here with the 2018 Gazebo Concert Series (pdf) informational flyer.

This year’s schedule:
July 10 The Sun Messengers (R&B party band)
July 17 Straight Ahead  (Jazz, R&B, Funk)
July 24 The Dawn Giblin Trio (Jazz, Popular Songs from 1920s-1940s)
July 31 Bugs Beddow & The Good Stuff  (Rock and Soul)
August 7 The Millionaires  (Jump Blues, Vintage R&B, Latin Jazz)
August 14 The Rhythm Society Orchestra  (Big Band, Swing)
August 21 Gabriel Brass Band  (Jazz, Funk)

The Burgh Historical Park is located on the northeast corner of Civic Center Drive and Berg Road. Free on-site parking is available. Please call (248) 796-4620 for more information.

Family Fun & Safety Night - Rescheduled Event!

Wednesday, August 8 5-9* p.m.
*Outdoor movie begins at 7:30 p.m.
Southfield Municipal complex front lawn, 26000 Evergreen Road
Free Admission Food trucks on site with refreshments for purchase.
Call 248-796-4620 for details.


We weren't about to let the rain cancel one of our favorites events of the summer! It just delayed it a bit. We are pleased to announce that Family Fun & Safety Night will now take place on Wednesday, August 8 on the front lawn of the Southfield Municipal Complex. 

Fun for the whole family featuring a Kids’ Fun Area with loads of inflatables (you MUST wear socks to participate on the inflatables!), crafts, games and more.  Stop by and learn more about Southfield Public Library programs, check out the Southfield Police Department’s K-9 Division, Mobile Command Unit, General Purpose Vehicle, ATV, Special Entry Response Team, Crime Prevention, Community Policing and Neighborhood Watch, plus the Southfield Fire Department will be on hand with their Safety House open for tours

Our special MOVIE UNDER THE STARS, Despicable Me 3 (rated PG), presented by Vibe Credit Union, will begin around 7:30 p.m. and run until approx. 9:00 p.m. Be sure to bring your lawn chairs or a blanket to sit on while you enjoy the movie. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

This is a FREE event. Food trucks will be on site with refreshments available for purchase.
Call (248) 796-4620 for more information


Recreation On the Move - Summer 2018

Program suitable for ages 5 - 13 years old
Tuesday Mornings, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. through August 28
Tuesday Evenings, 5 - 7 p.m., through August 28
Thursday Evenings, 5 - 7 p.m., through August 23
Plus a special Saturday!  August 4  10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Free
Call (248) 796-4620 for more details.

Please click on the image for the complete summer schedule.

Recreation on the Move is back for another summer of fun! And this year we are adding more opportunities for everyone to join in the fun!

Recreation on the Move brings activities, games, crafts and fun to your neighborhood parks. While the focus of the activities is toward ages 5-13 years old, everyone is welcome to join in the fun! Supervision is provided for all activities; and everyone can come and go as they please. There is no admission fee and no need to register. Please call (248) 796-4620 for more information.

We would like to thank Jay Patel, DMD of Ultimate Smiles for sponsoring the nature activities at this year’s Recreation on the Move events.


Beech Woods Renovation Project Update

Exciting changes have happened at the Beech Woods Recreation Center!!
The Southfield Parks & Recreation Department is pleased to announce that the Beech Woods offices have officially moved back into the Beech Woods Recreation Center! Finishing work is still being completed at the center but programs are starting back up at the center and we are excited to welcome you all back! The Beech Woods Wellness Center will be re-opening in its renovated space in July once the new equipment has been placed. Check back for updates. In the meantime, here are a couple quick looks at the new spaces.

If you would like to check on the status of your favorite program or activity at Beech Woods Recreation Center, please call (248) 796-4644.

     
     
   



Cedar Point Discount Tickets

Southfield residents looking to head to Cedar Point this summer for some amusement park funcan buy discounted admission tickets and other packages here! We are pleased to offer this option thanks to membership with mParks-Michigan Recreation and Park Association.

This program offers great savings! A one-day adult admission at the gate is $72, with this program it is $48.50! Plus you can also purchase parking, Fast Lane, meal packages and more!

1.  Go to www.cedarpoint.com/affiliate

2.  Sign in as follows:
User Name:  SOUTHFIELDPR                Password:     spr
*User Name must be all caps. Password must be all lower case.

3.  Select tickets and "add to cart"

4.  Check out & pay! Yes. It is that easy!


Southfield Residents Can Purchase Discounted Detroit Zoo Tickets


We are excited to announce that Southfield Parks & Recreation has joined the Detroit Zoo’s Tickets & More Online Discount Program! You may buy specially priced tickets for the Detroit Zoo over the Internet with the added convenience of printing your tickets and then presenting them at the Zoo entrance. Purchasing tickets has never been easier!

You may purchase tickets online immediately by visiting your exclusive Detroit Zoo Tickets & More Discount Online Program ticket store in either of the following ways:

1: Click on our special Detroit Zoo link 
https://tickets.detroitzoo.org/affiliate.asp?ID=0F8E5784-1B1F-4FDE-8B69-108A9B125D7E
This link will take you directly to our special "store" site without the need to enter a password.
 
2: You can also reach the site by going to https://tickets.detroitzoo.org and enter our
exclusive Ticket Store User Name: Southfield parks and recreation

Please note: If you wish to visit the Polk Penguin Conservation Center, you will need to get a free, timed-entry pass. Passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis at main admissions gate only. We hope you and your family enjoy the Detroit Zoo this season! If you have any questions concerning the Detroit Zoo ticket program please call us at (248) 796-4620.


Summer Day Camp Registration Going on Now

Registration going on now, in person only, at the Parks & Recreation Information Desk (26000 Evergreen Road) or Beech Woods Recreation Center (22200 Beech Road).
Call (248) 796-4620 for more information.


Please click on the image for more details.

Summer Day Camp Registration Going on Now

Registration going on now, in person only, at the Parks & Recreation Information Desk (26000 Evergreen Road) or Beech Woods Recreation Center (22200 Beech Road).
Call (248) 796-4620 for more information.


Please click on the image for more details.