Current Events

Upcoming Events Information


Southfield Residents Can Begin Registering for Summer Day Camp Programs Beginning April 21!


Camps are scheduled to begin on Monday, June 16 and run in one week increments through August 22 at locations throughout the city.
248-796-4620 for more information.

A complete listing of summer day camps offered by Southfield Parks & Recreation Department can be found in the Spring/Summer 2014 P&R Activities Guide (pdf). Registration for Camps Tadpole, Wildwood and Evergreen will be conducted at the Southfield Parks & Recreation Information Desk (26000 Evergreen Road). Registration for Camp Kaleidoscope will take place at the Beech Woods Recreation Center only.

Registration must be done in person. No mail-in or faxed registrations will be accepted.
To register, you must:
• Show child’s Birth Certificate.
• Sign medical/liability forms. (Signature must be parent or guardian and must be witnessed.)
• Pay all registration fees. (We do not accept any form of check as payment for camp charges.)
• Provide medical and insurance information and emergency phone numbers.

Sessions are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Your child will be given a calendar and more information the first day of the program. We occasionally offer lunch for a small fee. Information regarding this will be sent home with the child.

30th Annual Fishing Derby

Saturday, May 3    8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Rouge River at Valley Woods Trail
Parking available at the Raymond James Building on the south side of Civic Center Drive, just east of Telegraph.
Free Event. No Fishing License needed!
(248) 796-4620 or (248) 796-4630 for more information.

All anglers are welcome to participate in this free, one-day event. A portion of the Rouge River will be stocked with 10”-13” rainbow trout. Participants are not required to secure a Fishing License for this event. Prizes will be awarded for special fish caught. There is a five-fish limit. All anglers need to bring their own equipment and bait (we recommend a single hook with corn used as bait). There is no pre-registration required.

Children 12 and younger and disabled individuals can fish from 8:00-9:00 a.m.; all ages can join in from 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. Parking for this event is available at the Raymond James Building on the south side of Civic Center Drive, just east of Telegraph Road.

Tennis Free for All

Saturday, May 3    10 - 11:30 a.m.
Civic Center Park tennis courts, 26000 Evergreen Road
Please register in advance for this FREE program by calling (248) 796-4620.


This FREE clinic is designed for the inexperienced or beginning tennis player, but all levels of play are welcome. Instruction will include basic strokes, forehand, backhand, serve and volley. Instructors will have some racquets to loan, but please bring a racquet if you have one. Please register in advance for this program by calling (248) 796-4620.

Detroit Zoo Tickets & More Offered Online!

Southfield Parks & Recreation is pleased to announce that we have joined the Detroit Zoo's Tickets & More Online Discount Program! Southfield residents can buy specially priced tickets for the Detroit Zoo online, with the added convenience of printing out their tickets to present at the entrance gate.  Enter the Tickets & More Online Discount Store to purchase tickets 24/7 for your next trip to the zoo, along with parking, renew or purchase zoo memberships, and take advantage of other unique discounts offered by the Detroit Zoo through this program. See you at the Zoo!