Current Events

Upcoming Events Information

Burgh Tree Lighting Ceremony

Tuesday, December 1 Begins at 6:30 p.m.
Burgh Historical Park, northeast corner of Civic Center Drive and Berg Road
Free Admission
This is a (mostly) outdoor event so please dress for the weather.
Call (248) 796-4620 for more information.

The Burgh Park will be aglow with holiday spirit as The Metropolitan Singers lead the crowd in a holiday sing-a-long welcoming Santa, Mrs. Claus and the winner of our 31st Annual Ride with Santa Contest  to Southfield! Following the sing-a-long and lighting of the holiday display, visitors are invited into the 1854 Burgh Church to enjoy performances by The Metropolitan Singers and The Southfield Tappers.  Or families can grab their place in line to meet with Santa in the Burgh Gazebo. Refreshments, including soup courtesy of Noodles & Company, as well as fresh roasted marshmallows will be served. This is a (mostly) outdoor event so please dress for the weather. This is a free event for the community. Please call (248) 796-4620 for more information.

Ice Skating at Southfield Sports Arena

Southfield Sports Arena, 26000 Evergreen Road
The General Skate schedule may vary from time to time due to tournaments and other special events so please call (248) 796-4640 to verify.

General Ice Skate hours have returned to the Southfield Sports Arena. There are numerous times throughout the week to take advantage of time on the ice and some great aerobic activity.
Lunch Skate Mon.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Sticks & Pucks Mon.-Fri. 1 – 2 p.m. General Skate Sat. 1:30 - 3 p.m.
General Skate Sun. 1:30 - 3 p.m.

General Skate Admission fees are $2 for kids ages 17 and under and $3 for adults (non-residents add $1). Admission for the Lunch Skates is $3 for both youth and adult and admission for Sticks & Pucks is $5 for both youth and adult. Skate Rental is available on a first-come, first-served basis for $2.50
Southfield residents ages 2 and up must show their Southfield Resident Leisure Card, Southfield driver’s license or a Business Leisure Card to receive the Resident Rate.
General Skate will run through March of 2016. The schedule may vary from time to time due to tournaments and other special events so please call (248) 796-4640 to verify.

Winter Youth Basketball League Registration Going On Now

For kids in grades 4 through 12
League Begins Saturday, January 9, 2016  
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, December 30!
Beech Woods Recreation Center, 22200 Beech Road
$65/Southfield Resident: $80/Non-resident
Call (248) 796-4670 for more details.

The Beech Woods Recreation Center is accepting registration for the 2016 Winter Youth Basketball League for boys and girls in grades 4 through 12. The league features a 10-game schedule with games played on Saturdays at the Beech Woods Recreation Center. Weeknight practices are held at a local school, coaches will inform team members. There is a mandatory Drills & Draft on Saturday, January 9 at Beech Woods Recreation Center where teams will be selected. Those who cannot make the Drills & Draft will be randomly placed on a team.
Registrations will be taken until all spaces are filled in each age group. However, the final day registrations will be taken is Wednesday, December 30. All leagues play on Saturdays from January 9 - April 9; the 4th & 5th Grade League plays at 9:00 a.m.: 6th & 7th Grade League plays at 10:00 a.m.: 8th & 9th Grade League plays at 11:00 a.m. with the 10th-12th Grade League playing at 12:00 p.m.
Registration fee is $65 per Southfield resident or $80 for non-residents. Cost includes 10 games, practices, a team T-shirt and participation award. Registration will be accepted at the Beech Woods Recreation Center only. Please call (248) 796-4670 for more information.

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

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.