Teens

These programs offer kids ages 17 and under safe, affordable and fun options for after school activities with their friends.


Open Gym @ Beech Woods Recreation Center

Monday through Friday 3:30-6:00 p.m.    
Ages 9 - 17 years old
$3/day for Southfield residents; $5/day for non-residents
$7 to replace a lost Open Gym Membership Card.

Parents/adults are NOT allowed on the court during Youth Open Gym.

To participate in Open Gym, participants must be pre-registered. Pre-registration is done prior to participation, with the child and parent/guardian present, at the Beech Woods Recreation Center office only. Parents must bring child's Birth Certificate with them when registering. Once the child is pre-registered, they will be allowed participation in after school gym programs for the year. Pre-registration allows us to better control and supervise the facility to make the recreation center a safe place for the entire community.

For more information, please call the Beech Woods Recreation Center at (248) 796-4670.

Volunteer Information
(to satisfy Community Service requirement)

Volunteer at a Special Event
The success the Parks & Recreation Department enjoys with its special events is due in no small part to the generous help of our volunteers. From helping in behind-the-scenes ways such as with set up or clean up, to helping throughout the event in situations such as running a game area or helping with the children’s arts and crafts area, volunteers are an essential part of our programs. Please email Cathy Fresia, cfresia@cityofsouthfield.com or call her at (248) 796-4603 if you are willing to volunteer at a Parks & Recreation Department special event. Community service will be documented for any credit needed.

Volunteer to Help with Senior or Therapeutic Recreation Programs
The City of Southfield has specific volunteer opportunities available relating to seniors and/or therapeutic recreation (recreation programs designed for those individuals with disabilities). Opportunities to work directly with these groups within programs such as bounce volleyball, wheelchair basketball, golf, tennis, etc. are available by contacting Claudia Brewer cbrewer@cityofsouthfield.com at (248) 796-4673. Contact hours will be recorded for those needing documentation for school.