Parks & Recreation
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.
All Parks & Recreation Department classes, programs and rentals are cancelled or postponed through April 13 or further notice. Additionally, all Southfield Parks & Recreation facilities (Parks & Recreation Building, Southfield Pavilion, Beech Woods Recreation Center, Southfield Sports Arena, Arts & Activities Building, and Burgh Historical Park ) are closed to the public.
The TOSS (Transportation of Southfield Seniors) program will continue to transport our residents on a limited basis. Appointments for TOSS will be taken by phone only (248-796-4658, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. or leave a message after hours and staff will respond as soon as possible). Be assured that the City's TOSS buses are wiped down between trips and are disinfected nightly.
All parks remain open to the public during this time for fitness activities such as walking, jogging and bike rides however all playground equipment is closed until further notice by order of Oakland County Health in an effort to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Park visitors are reminded to observe the CDC’s minimum recommended social distancing of 6 feet from other individuals at all times while in the parks. If this is not possible, users should find an alternate location or leave that park for the time being. Please note that outdoor amenities such as benches and fencing are not sanitized so please use with caution and follow the CDC health and safety guidelines.