Facilities

Beech Woods Recreation Center
Wellness Center
Southfield Sports Arena  
P & R Building & Southfield Pavilion
Burgh Historical Park
Adult Recreation Center 50+
John Grace Community Center


Beech Woods Recreation Center

Beech Woods CenterBeech Woods Recreation Center, the premier field house facility in metro Detroit, is nestled in the southwest corner of Southfield, on Beech Road just south of Nine Mile Road.

Located inside the Beech Woods Park, Beech Woods Recreation Center features over 17,000 square feet of gymnasium space. The Center has the capability to run three collegiate basketball games simultaneously in addition to four volleyball or tennis courts, indoor golf nets, and a complete wellness/fitness center. Call Pattie Dearie-Koski (pkoski@cityofsouthfield.com) at (248) 796-4644 for more information.

The Beech Woods Recreation Center hosts a number of Southfield Parks & Recreation programs including youth basketball leagues in the fall, winter, and spring. For more information on basketball leagues, please contact Chris Riley (criley@cityofsouthfield.com) at (248) 796-4670 or check out the Spring/Summer 2014 P&R Activities Guide (pdf).

Beech Woods is currently the home of the Southfield Youth Basketball League, Beech Woods Wellness Center, Oakland County Senior Bounce Volleyball League, Junior Michigan Thunderbirds Wheelchair Basketball team, Wheelchair Hockey League, United Auto Workers Basketball League, Junior NBA League, Optimist TriStar events, walking club, numerous aerobic classes, karate, yoga, golf and tennis lessons, volleyball, health and wellness seminars, and youth and adult open gyms.

Beech Woods Recreation Center also offers sporting opportunities for people with disabilities and for seniors ages 50 and over. Adaptive programs include wheelchair basketball, golf and tennis. Senior adult programs include bounce volleyball, tennis and golf. If you or someone you know are interested in learning more about these programs, please call  (248) 796-4670.
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Wellness Center


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Southfield Sports Arena

The Southfield Sports Arena (located on the grounds of the Southfield Municipal Complex) is a multi-use complex with a regulation NHL ice surface and an Olympic-sized outdoor swimming pool. The Arena also hosts several special events throughout the year including Family Swim Parties. There is a snack bar and various vending machines on site providing refreshments.

Outdoor Pool
Summer brings the opening of the pool, along with Family Pool Parties! In addition to the Olympic sized pool, there is a children’s spray pool, climbing wall and 120-foot waterslide. Swim lessons are offered for ages three and up throughout the summer and season swim passes are available for individuals and families. The pool is available for rental for birthday and graduation parties as well as neighborhood gatherings. For more information, call (248) 796-4640.

Indoor Ice Arena 
The Sports Arena ice rink is the perfect place for families wanting to spend time together exercising and having fun! In addition to General Skate hours there are drop-in hockey opportunities as well. Skate Rental is available on a first-come, first-serve basis for just $2.50. The skating schedule does vary due to tournaments so please call (248) 796-4640 to check general skate hours. The Arena is also available for rental for birthday or family parties.
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P&R Building & Southfield Pavilion


The Parks & Recreation Building is located at the north end of the Southfield Municipal Complex (26000 Evergreen Road). The building houses the main Parks & Recreation offices, the main Information Desk where program registration takes place for numerous classes including dance, aerobic and art classes. Many of the rooms in the Parks & Recreation Building are also available for rental.
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Burgh Historical Park


The Burgh Historical Park is one of Southfield’s hidden gems. Located on the northeast corner of Civic Center Drive and Berg Road the park features renovated turn of the century buildings nestled within beautiful manicured lawns and abundant flower gardens offering a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Gazebo Concert Series
Held each year at the Gazebo at the Burgh Historical Park, these concerts have become a staple of the summer season, not only for Southfield, but for Oakland County.  

Special Occasion and Wedding Rental Options
Come see how your next event can be "Better at the Burgh." Available for outdoor and indoor events, the Burgh Historical Park offers a unique venue for your wedding, graduation party, family reunion, Bar or Bat Mitzvah or retirement party. The picturesque Gazebo and the Thomas Frommeyer Memorial Gardens Courtyard offer two distinct options for weddings and other important social occasions. There is adequate room for a tent for an outdoor reception at the park as well as a parking lot and additional lawn parking. If you desire an indoor reception, room for up to 50 people may be reserved within the 1854/56 Methodist Church or the 1938 Church Annex. For more information, or to check on dates, please contact Ron Basten at (248) 796-4624 or e-mail him at rbasten@cityofsouthfield.com  You can view the Burgh Park from the Burgh Gazebo by following this link Weddings/Rentals.

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Adult Recreation Center 50+


Located within the McDonnell Towers complex, the Southfield Adult Recreation Center 50+ is a multipurpose, barrier-free facility serving adults age 50 and older. The Center includes a branch of the Southfield Public Library stocked with large-print books, a billiard room and beauty shop. The Center also offers comprehensive programs including classes, trips, nutrition and outreach programs, and a variety of other services. Some of the most popular offerings include monthly casino and luncheon trips, the award-winning Senior Gardens at the historic Mary Thompson Farm, and various athletic leagues including golf and bounce volleyball. Many of these activities allow seniors the opportunity to participate in athletic competitions at both the city and county level. Please call (249) 796-4650 for more information on senior programming in Southfield.

The Adult Recreation Center 50+ offers the following services, more information about which may be found on the Parks & Recreation Services page:         
  • Medicare/Medicaid assistance
  • Free tax assistance from AARP
  • Meals on Wheels (Mon.-Fri.)
  • TOSS (Transportation of Southfield Seniors) offers assistance with transportation to and from banks and medical appointments.

The Adult Recreation Center 50+ offers seniors a wide range of activities throughout the year. The Southfield Scribe, is a free, quarterly newsletter that can keep you informed on these events and other issues of importance. You can view the newest edition of The Southfield Scribe April-June 2014 (pdf) here or you can call (248) 796-4650 or e-mail nmessina@cityofsouthfield.com  to be put on the mailing list.

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John Grace Community Center


Call Pattie Dearie-Koski (pkoski@cityofsouthfield.com) at (248) 796-4644 for more information concerning the John Grace Community Center.
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