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Upcoming Events Information

Senior Vendor Fair Coming May 22 to Southfield Pavilion

Tuesday, May 22   10 a.m. -12 p.m.
Southfield Pavilion, 26000 Evergreen Road
Free Admission
Call the Adult Recreation Center 50+ at (248) 796-4650 for more information.
The Adult Recreation Center 50+ is presenting a Senior Health and Wellness Vendor Fair on Tuesday, May 22 from 10 am - 2 pm  in the Southfield Pavilion. This exciting new event will help inform visitors of the many services and opportunities available to seniors in the area.

The event will feature entertainment, food and informational vendors set up inside the Southfield Pavilion. Visitors can leisurely stroll through the aisles where information from home health care services, city departments, insurance providers, senior housing facilities and more will be available. Stop at the booths and talk one-on-one with representatives to learn more or get answers to your questions. There is no charge to visit the Senior Vendor Fair and the first 100 visitors through the door will receive a free Continental Breakfast. Contact the Adult Recreation Center 50+ at (248) 796-4650 for more information.

Picnic Shelter Reservations Have Begun!

Please call (248) 796-4620 for more details.

Beginning Thursday, March 1 groups may reserve picnic areas at Civic Center Park, Beech Woods Park, and Pebble Creek Park at the Parks & Recreation Building. All shelter reservations must be made by a Southfield resident (or Business Leisure Card holder) in person at the Parks & Recreation offices between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., Monday-Friday and 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. on Saturday. Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis. Payment in full is required at time of booking. The picnic area may be reserved from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. There are no refunds on shelter permits. The park and its amenities are available to the public as well as picnic permit holders. However, the picnic shelter is exclusive to the permit holder’s group. Electricity is not available at picnic shelters. No alcohol is allowed. Permit holder will be billed for any damage incurred during your outing.

Beech Woods Park Shelter, 22200 Beech Road  
Maximum shelter occupancy is 65 people (12 tables)   $150/day

Civic Center Park, 26000 Evergreen Road  
Civic Center Park Shelter #1 Maximum shelter occupancy of 100 people (15 tables)   $200/day
Civic Center Park Shelter #2  Maximum shelter occupancy of 50 people (10 tables).  Only available for rental on Saturdays and Sundays. $100/day

Pebble Creek Park, American Drive, west of Franklin and north of 11 Mile Road
Maximum shelter occupancy of 150 people (18 tables)   $275/day

Please call (248) 796-4620 for more information or to check availability. 

Beech Woods Renovation Project Update

Exciting changes are happening at the Beech Woods Recreation Center!!

The Southfield Parks & Recreation Department along with the City of Southfield began renovations at the Beech Woods Recreation Center on September 1. As you can see from these pictures (taken December 5, 2017), work is moving along.


Planned improvements to the Center include: a new elevator, renovated office space and lobby, a new hardwood playing surface, updated locker rooms, an expanded Wellness Center and more! During construction the Beech Woods offices and a number of programs including Grasshopper and Youth Basketball clinics and Senior Bounce Volleyball Practice have moved just down the street to the John Grace Community Center (21030 Indian Street, just south of Shiawassee). If you have any questions about the status or location of your favorite Beech Woods programs please call (248) 796-4640.

We can't wait for everyone to get a look for themselves at all the great changes and updates when we welcome everyone back to the Beech Woods Recreation Center in early 2018!

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

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 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.