Current Events

Upcoming Events Information

32nd Annual Fishing Derby Coming up on May 7

Saturday, May 7 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Rouge River at the Valley Woods Trail
Free Parking available at the Ralph Wilson Insurance Agency located at 26026 Telegraph Road.
Call (248) 796-4620 for more information.

All ages are welcome to participate in this free, one-day fishing event. A portion of the Rouge River will be stocked with 10”-13” rainbow trout. Participants do not need a Fishing License to take part in 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. Participants are asked to please park at the Ralph Wilson Insurance Agency located at 26026 Telegraph Road and then following the parking lot over to the park entrance on Civic Center Drive, just east of Telegraph Road.

Tennis Free for All

Saturday, May 7  10-11:30 a.m.
Civic Center Park tennis courts, 26000 Evergreen Road
Call (248) 796-4620 for more information.

Join the Southfield Park s& Recreation Department’s tennis instructors, Robert Hall, Jr. and Phillip Woods for a free 90-minute tennis clinic at the Civic Center Park tennis courts. This 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. Please call (248) 796-4620 for more information.

The Southfield Parks & Recreation Department offers Quick Start, Beginner, Intermediate and Family tennis lessons for ages 4 and up. Lessons are offered throughout the spring and summer. Please check out the pdf version of the Spring/Summer 2016 P&R Activities Guide listed in the Resources Panel on this site or pick up a copy at the Parks & Recreation Information Desk, 26000 Evergreen Road or Beech Woods Recreation Center, 22200 Beech Road. 

Cedar Point Discounted Tickets Now Available Online HERE!!

Who's ready for some summer fun and thrills?! Southfield Parks & Recreation is happy to announce that residents can now purchase digital tickets to Cedar Point!! This program offers savings of nearly $20 per adult ticket. Plus when you purchase tickets through Southfield Parks & Recreation, part of the proceeds will support our programs and parks.

Getting your tickets is as simple as logging in anytime of the day or night, selecting your options and printing your tickets out. Ticket options include:
  • Early savings now through June 19
  • Single day tickets (Cedar Point only)
  • Junior and Senior ticket options
  • Two Parks, Two Days (Cedar Point & Soak City)
  • Soak City single day tickets
  • Fast Lane tickets with admission
  • Dinosaurs Alive! interactive exhibition tickets
  • Admission and unlimited Coke beverages
  • Parking
  • Meal-only tickets
Visit to view the options available and plan your adventure today! You will need to enter the following info in to access our community store:
Password:   spr2016

Discounted Cedar Point tickets are provided thanks to Southfield Parks & Recreation's membership with mParks, the Michigan Recreation and Park Association.

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 new 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.