Parks & Recreation

Celebrate Earth Day with Recreation on the Move

Thursday, April 22 from 4- 6 pm at Inglenook Park.

Free activities suitable for ages 5 and up that celebrate Earth Day.

Inglenook Park, south side of Twelve Mile Road between Evergreen and Lahser roads

No fee and no need to register. Face masks are required.

Spring/Summer 2021 P&R Activities Guide

Spring/Summer 2021 Activities Guide

Our Spring/Summer 2021 Activities Guide is here! Details on Summer Day Camps, summer athletics, golf and the new outdoor Daddy-Daughter Dance are inside along with so much more!
Our safety protocols implemented over this past year remain in effect with our spring/summer programs. A PDF listing of these protocols along with the Indoor Programs COVID-19 Screening Flyer can be found below.
Registration can safely be done from your home online, just click the “Register Online” button below or register over the phone by calling the Parks & Recreation Information Desk at (248) 796-4620 or the Beech Woods Recreation Center Desk at (248) 7964670 (M-F, 9am-5pm).

Spring/Summer 2021 Parks & Recreation Activities Guide

We’ve had some changes to programs listed in the Spring/Summer 2021 Activity Guides since it went to print:

    •  Registrations for Summer Day Camps will begin on Monday, May 10 for Southfield residents (Monday, May 17 for non-residents)

    •  Motown Style Ballroom Dance - Parts 1, 2 & 3 are canceled

    •  Moderate Yoga will begin May 3

    •  Spanish 1 & 2 will begin May 20

    •   All Karate classes; Li’l Tots through Advanced, will begin June 15

    •  Youth Basketball Clinics will begin Tue., June 1 and Sat., June 4

    •  The Bike Safety Rodeo on May 2 has been canceled

Youth Soccer Clinic April-May
Youth Soccer Clinics at Bedford Woods Park
Saturdays, April 24 – May 2
Ages 7-14 will work on dribbling, passing and shooting skills
Face masks are required at all times, including during physical activity.
$55/resident or $65/non-resident
Register by calling the Parks & Recreation Information Desk at (248) 796-4620 (9 am-5 pm, Mon-Fri) or online via the gold button above.
Spring Park Adventures - April 24
Spring Park Adventures Walk
Saturday, April 24 at 10 am
Civic Center Park nature trail, 26000 Evergreen Road (meet at Picnic Shelter #1, near the playlot)
Free to participate but we do require everyone register either by calling the Parks & Recreation Information Desk at (248) 796-4620 (9 am-5 pm) or online via the gold button above.
Tennis Free for All - May 1
Tennis Free for All
Saturday, May 1 at 10 am
Free, 90-minute tennis clinic
Civic Center Park tennis courts, 26000 Evergreen Road (north end of complex near the Southfield Public Library)
Free to participate but we do require everyone register either by calling the Parks & Recreation Information Desk at (248) 796-4620 (9 am-5 pm) or online via the gold button above.
Pebble Creek Park Shelter

Picnic Shelter Reservations Accepted by Appointment

Picnic shelter reservations for Southfield residents are now being accepted by appointment with the Parks & Recreation Information Desk staff. While the Parks & Recreation Building is closed to the public at this time, you can call our Information Desk at (248) 796-4620 and make an appointment to come in and complete the shelter reservation.
There are a total of 4 shelters available for rental at Beech Woods, Pebble Creek and Civic Center parks. Reservations must be made by a Southfield resident or Business Leisure Card holder and payment in full is required at time of booking. No cash or checks. Credit card payment only. The Parks & Recreation Information Desk is open Monday through Friday from 9 am – 5 pm.

Picnic Shelter Reservations for 2021
Summer Jobs Available
We are looking for happy, energetic people to join our team this summer!
There are numerous positions available the Southfield Sports Arena Pool, Evergreen Hills Golf Course and with our Parks Crew along with summer camp and other seasonal positions.
Click the button at right to see a complete list of positions available and apply today.
Applicants must be 18 years of age or a high school graduate unless otherwise noted. Lifeguards must be 16 years or older.
The Southfield Scribe Newsletter - April-June 2021

The Southfield Scribe Newsletter April-June 2021

If you or someone you know is age 50+ tell them about The Southfield Scribe. This quarterly newsletter is full of information for Southfield adults on programs, resources and events just for them.
Check out the latest edition here!
Call the Senior Services office at (248) 796-4650 to be put on The Southfield Scribe mailing list.

The Southfield Scribe Newsletter April-June 2021

Parks & Recreation Update - April 13

To help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our community and in accordance with the latest orders issued by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services:

             • The Parks and Recreation Building, the Senior Services office, Southfield Sports Arena and Beech Woods Recreation Center are closed to the public through May 3. Staff continue to work at all facilities, both on site in a limited capacity and remotely.

             • Staff at the Parks & Recreation Department Information Desk (248) 796-4620 and the Beech Woods Recreation Center (248) 796-4670 front desk will answer phones and accept registrations by phone only. During this time, our phone lines will be open Monday through Friday from 9 am-5 pm. On-line registration is available anytime of the day at


            • TOSS (Transportation of Southfield Seniors) will continue to take reservations and provide transportation for medical appointments and limited grocery trips. Appointments must be made at least 48 hours in advance and riders will receive a health screening call the day prior to their appointment between 10 am and 2 pm. Masks are required for all riders and drivers, and buses are cleaned after each rider. If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment please call (248) 796-4658. Leave your name, phone number and a short message and someone will return your call as soon as possible. If you need other transportation services please call the SMART Connector at (866) 962-5515.

            • All Southfield parks remain open to the public during this time. However, outdoor restrooms and water access at Beech Woods Park, Civic Center Park, Inglenook Park, Pebble Creek Park and the Mary Thompson House and Farm are closed for the season. When visiting a Southfield park please do your part to protect yourself and others by wearing a face mask and keeping a safe physical distance from others.

Winter Park Amenity Closures - Update April 9

Outdoor restrooms and water access are closed for the season through May 1, 2021 at:
• Beech Woods Park
• Civic Center Park (near the Miracle Field)
• Inglenook Park
• Pebble Creek Park
• Mary Thompson House and Farm

Portapotties have temporarily been added at Civic Center Park (near the tennis courts) and Inglenook Park (near the existing restroom). Staff will monitor and clean these facilities daily. Please stay safe and enjoy your time in the park.

The parking lot gates to the following parks are closed through May 1, 2021:
• Pebble Creek Park, access road off American Dr.
• Bedford Woods Park, Lathrup Blvd. entrance
• Freeway Park, Lincoln Drive entrance

The mission of the Southfield Parks & Recreation Department is to provide excellence and equal opportunity in leisure, cultural and recreational services to all Southfield residents. Our purpose is to provide safe, educationally challenging, convenient leisure opportunities, utilizing public open space and quality leisure facilities to enhance the quality of life for Southfield’s total population that might not otherwise be available.