Parks & Recreation

Playlot Demolition

Civic Center Park Playlot Closed

Contractors have begun demolition of the old play structures at Civic Center Park in preparation for our new play equipment! For everyone's safety, the playlot area of the park is closed to the public. We are excited for you to see and use the new playlot! Stay tuned for progress updates.

Civic Center Park isn’t our only park getting a new playlot. The playlots at Bedford Woods and Freeway parks are both scheduled for replacement as well. If you have any questions about this project, please call (248) 796-4630.

Tree Lighting Dec 6
Southfield Tree Lighting Ceremony
Tuesday, December 6 5:30 - 8 pm
Municipal Campus front lawn

Kick off the holiday season with us on December 6 at the Southfield Tree Lighting Ceremony! The festivities begin at 5:30 pm on the front lawn of the Municipal Campus with a welcome by city officials, the arrival of Santa and the lighting ceremony. Following the ceremony, visitors will be able to visit with a couple of Santa’s reindeer, enjoy ice carving demonstrations, watch the University High Dance Team and Impulse Dancers perform, pick up take and make crafts for kids and enjoy cookies and hot chocolate outside in front of City Hall until 8 pm. Santa will be visiting with kids inside the Southfield Pavilion this year so make sure you have your list ready!
Soulful Santa Dec 10
Soulful Santa
Saturday, December 10 12 – 5 pm
Southfield Pavilion, 26000 Evergreen Road
Tickets are $5/Southfield resident and $7/non-resident.
All attendees ages 2 and up must have a ticket to enter and one adult must be present per family.

Southfield Parks & Recreation, along with event sponsors McDonald’s of Michigan and Ascension My Health Urgent Care, are pleased to present the Soulful Santa Celebration on Saturday, December 10 from 12:00-5:00 p.m. inside the Southfield Pavilion.
Parents will want to have their camera or phone charged and ready to get that perfect shot of their children visiting with Santa. There will be take home crafts and with cookies and hot chocolate available to attendees. Families can do a little holiday shopping at our Vendor Marketplace or take festive pictures with Photobooth 313 and the Wii Spin 360 Photobooth. Dynamike the Magician will be on hand to entertain and amaze with 2 shows at 1:15 and 3 pm. And you don’t want to miss the festive performance by the Impulse Dance Academy dancers at 4 pm.
Tickets are $5/Southfield resident and $7/non-resident. All attendees ages 2 and up must have a ticket to enter and one adult must be present per family. Tickets are available for purchase in person at the Parks & Recreation Information Desk at 26000 Evergreen Road or online via the Register Online Today! button below. Tickets will be available at the door, as space allows. Please call Southfield Parks & Recreation at (248) 796-4620 for more information
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Park Restrooms Closed for the Season

The restrooms at the Mary Thompson Farm and Civic Center, Inglenook, Pebble Creek and Beech Woods parks are closing Nov. 1through May 1, 2023. Portable restrooms will be available at Inglenook Park (near the existing restrooms) and Civic Center Park (near the tennis courts) through the month of November (weather permitting). These closures are done to safeguard the restrooms from pipes freezing/thawing and causing damage to the facilities.

Beech Woods Heated Tee Facility Now Open

The Beech Woods Heated Tees, operated by NR Golf, are now open at Beech Woods Park. The facility will be open daily, unless temperatures drop below 20 degrees, as follows

Nov-Feb    11 am – 7 pm    Mon-Fri

                  10 am-7 pm    Sat & Sun

Mar-Apr      9 am – 8 pm   Mon-Sun

Please call the Beech Woods Heated Tees at (947) 216-4653 with any questions.

Hiring at Sports Arena
Call (248) 796-4640 for more details of follow the link below to apply online.
Senior Services Hiring
Call (248) 796-4650 for more details of follow the link below to apply online.

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.