Current Events

Please note: Effective January 1, 2019 Southfield Parks & Recreation Department will no longer accept personal checks as payment for any class, program, special event, trip, membership or room/site rental.

Upcoming Events Information

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Daddy Daughter Dance Tickets Now On Sale

Saturday, January 26, 2019 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Early Registration Accepted until January 22: $10/Southfield resident; $12/Non-resident
Late Registration (January 23-26): $15/Southfield resident; $17/Non-resident
Southfield Pavilion, 26000 Evergreen Road
Call (248) 796-4620 for more details.

Young ladies ages 14 years old and younger, along with their fathers (or grandfathers, favorite uncles, older brothers or other suitable escort) are cordially invited to the Daddy Daughter Dance at the Southfield Pavilion on Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Please dress your best for this special night of dancing and refreshments. Photo mementos of the evening will be available for an additional cost.

Admission is $10/person Southfield resident ($12/non-resident) if tickets are purchased by the Early Registration deadline (Tuesday, January 22). Tickets purchased January 23-26 will increase to $15/person Southfield resident ($17/non-resident).

Early Registration Deadline is Tuesday, January 22, 2019. Tickets are available for sale until 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 26, 2019. There are NO ticket sales at the door.
Payment for this program must be made by cash or charge only.

Southfield Celebrates Black History Month

The Southfield Parks & Recreation Department invites you to come be a part of our inaugural Southfield Celebrates Black History Month program. We are excited to be bringing a variety of programs to appeal to residents and visitors of all ages. Highlights include our Kick Off Event on February 2 featuring the Black History 101 Mobile Museum and a lecture by Professor Griff, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee with Public Enemy. We are excited and pleased to present The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers to close out our month-long program on February 28 with storytelling and music. Please call the Parks & Recreation Information Desk at (248) 796-4620 for more information on any of the events listed below.

Are you interested in being a part of our Black-owned Business Marketplace at the Southfield Celebrates Black History Month Kick-off Event? Check out the Vendor Application (pdf) or contact Taneisha Springer at (248)796-4609 or if you would like to be a part of this exciting event.

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Winter Brings Added General Skate Times at Southfield Sports Arena

The Southfield Sports Arena has added another opportunity to get out with your family and enjoy some ice skating fun on Sundays throughout the winter months! You can now join us for General Skate on Sundays from 12:30-2 pm or you can stop by later in the afternoon from 5:30-7 pm to skate. If you can't make it out on Sunday, don't worry General Skate continues to take place on Saturdays From 5-6:30 pm, unless otherwise noted (see below). Please see the Membership/Use Fees section of this website for details on skate times and fees at the Southfield Sports Arena. If you have any questions please call the Southfield Sports Arena at 248-796-4640.
*Upcoming Changes to General Skate Times
Sat., Jan. 19 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 26 2:30 - 4 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 9 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 23 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Seasonal Park Entrance Gate/Parking Lot Closures

In preparation for the winter season, the following park gates and parking lots are now closed until spring:
Brace Park
Pebble Creek Park
Bedford Park (south parking lot/Lathrup Blvd. entrance)
Freeway Park
Reopening will take place in the Spring based on the weather and park conditions. If you have any questions please call the Park Services Division at 248-796-4630.

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.