Parks & Recreation

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Summer in the City, free outdoor concert series
2024 season kicks off on June 28!
Enjoy a beautiful summer evening with great music, food trucks and more on the front lawn of the Southfield Municipal Campus.
There is no admission fee however refreshments will be available for purchase. The concert will begin at 7 pm. Please call (248) 796-4620 for more information.
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Southfield Parks & Recreation Department invites the community to an afternoon of commemoration, celebration, and unity on Sunday, June 16. Join us out on the front lawn of the Southfield Municipal Campus beginning at 3 pm on Father's Day.

Honor the heroes in your life and the enduring spirit of Juneteenth by spending quality time walking together with the special male figures in your life. Walk with Your Hero invites you to reflect on the strength and inspiration provided by father figures, mentors, and community leaders. This special pre-event to our Juneteenth Jubilee, coinciding with Father's Day and led by Southfield Fire Chief Menifee, is a heartfelt tribute to those who guide us, set against the backdrop of our collective journey toward freedom and equality.

As the walk concludes, the energy and unity will continue into the evening with our Juneteenth Jubilee. This grand celebration is filled with live music, cultural performances, local cuisine, and engaging activities for all ages, embodying the joy and resilience of our community. Call (248) 796-4620 for more details.
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Join Southfield Parks & Recreation at the Juneteenth Jubilee for a vibrant celebration of community and unity, featuring live music, local vendors, food trucks, spoken word, family activities, and dancing! Let's honor freedom and heritage together!
This grand celebration, taking place on Sunday, June 16 (Father's Day!) is filled with engaging activities for all ages, embodying the joy and resilience of our community.
Start the afternoon by honoring the heroes in your life and the enduring spirit of Juneteenth. Walk with Your Hero will begin at 3 pm on the Municipal Campus front Lawn and invites you to reflect on the strength and inspiration provided by father figures, mentors, and community leaders. This special pre-event, coinciding with Father's Day and led by Southfield Fire Chief Menifee, is a heartfelt tribute to those who guide us, set against the backdrop of our collective journey toward freedom and equality.
Bring your lawn chairs and your dancing shoes to hustle the day away as performances will take place all afternoon long hosted by comedian Crystal P. and featuring singer DeLo and saxophonist Mike Elder (both Southfield graduates and residents), along with Spoken Word Artist Lashaun "Phoenix" Kotaran. There will be food trucks and a Vendor Marketplace featuring over 30 black-owned artisans and small businesses. Enjoy music with DJ Deezy D while the kids enjoy games and activities with Recreation on the Move and face painting before the outdoor concert with Detroit RSVP AllStars begins at 7 pm. There is no charge for any of these events, however refreshments will be available for purchase.
We would like to thank IEP Urgent Care of Southfield (Premiere Sponsor of Entertainment), CNS Health Care along with Vibe Credit Union and McDonald’s of Michigan for their support of this event. From historical reflection to contemporary celebration, June 16 promises to be a day of meaningful connection, uplifting entertainment, and communal progress. Please call the Southfield Parks & Recreation Department at (248) 796-4620 for more information.
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Opportunities Available for
Seasonal (up to 40 hours a week) and
Part-Time (30 hours a week or less)
Workers 18 Years and Older
Summer 2024 Parks & Recreation Activities Guide Cover features summer camp kids playing with a colorful parachute outside

Summer 2024 Parks & Recreation Activities Guides Are in the Mail!

Summer fun is on the way with the newest edition of Parks & Recreation Activities Guide! Information on Summer Day Camps for the kids, all our free outdoor concert series, and fun, new programs are included. Keep an eye out for the guide in your mailbox!

There have been changes to programs since the guide was sent to print.
The CPR and AED Training (page 33) scheduled for Tuesday, July 16 has been moved to Tuesday, July 23 at the same time and location.

Registration can be done online for many programs, just click the “Register Online Today” button. If you have any questions, please call the Parks & Recreation Information Desk at (248) 796-4620 or the Beech Woods Recreation Center Desk at (248) 796-4670 (M-F, 9am-5pm).

Summer 2024 Parks & Recreation Activities Guide
Colorful cover of the April-June The Southfield Scribe Newsletter featuring information on the National Humor Month programs coming up in April

The Southfield Scribe April - June 2024 Senior Newsletter

The April-June 2024 edition of The Southfield Scribe senior newsletter is here!
This edition features details on the return of An Evening of Elegance, our Spring Tea and Juneteeth luncheons as well as new programs like Jukebox Bingo and a trip to Put-n-Bay.
Explore the newsletter by clicking the link below and then call Senior Services at (248) 796-4650 for more details or to register.

The Southfield Scribe April - June 2024

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.