Parks & Recreation

Black History Month The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers
Join The Secret Society of Twisted Story Tellers® for "Modern Day Black History," the finale of Southfield Celebrates Black History Month, hosted by the talented Satori Shakoor. The event will be held on Friday, February 23, at the Southfield Pavilion. Come early at 6 pm for a 45-minute Pre-Glow Meet and Greet session with the performers before the performance from 7-9pm. You can purchase General Admission tickets for $15 per person either in person at the Parks & Recreation Information Desk (26000 Evergreen Rd), or online at

The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers will be presenting the show Modern Day Black History, produced and directed by Satori Shakoor and hosted by Cheryl James. Featuring true and personal stories told by storytellers Emeline King, Monica Morgan, Darrell Siggers, and Viakim Royster-Weary. A special after show Q&A with the performers as well. Don't forget to save time to browse the Storytellers Marketplace throughout the night.

Please call the Southfield Parks & Recreation Department at (248) 796-4620, Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm for tickets or more information.
Black History Month Walk through History 2024
Know The Past, Shape The Future
Explore the impactful lives of influential African Americans with us. Walk through their stories, achievements, and legacies in a unique display bringing history to life. Walk Through History will be on display inside the Southfield Pavilion (26000 Evergreen Road) from February 1 – 29.
Admission is free.
Summer Job Fairs
Join our team and experience the fun of working in Parks and Recreation!
Opportunities Available for
Seasonal (up to 40 hours a week) and
Part-Time (30 hours a week or less)
Workers 18 Years and Older
Stop by the Southfield Pavilion and talk with us:
Tuesday, March 5 1 - 3 pm
Thursday, March 7 5 - 7 pm
Saturday, March 9 10 am - 12 pm
Full Moon Walk Feb 24
Come experience a nighttime walk through the Civic Center Park Nature Trails in search of nocturnal animals. Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight, lantern or head lamp.

There is no charge or need to pre-register. The group will meet near the Civic Center Park Picnic Shelter #1 (behind the Southfield Sports Arena, near the playground).
Picnoc Shelter Announcement

Picnic Shelter Reservations Begin March 1

Picnic shelter reservations will begin at 9 am on Friday, March 1 in Room 115 of the Parks & Recreation Building. Southfield residents wishing to rent one of the 4 available shelters at Beech Woods, Civic Center and Pebble Creek parks are asked to please bring their ID showing their Southfield residence, payment (cash or credit only), at least 2 back-up dates for their get together and their patience. Doors to the Parks & Recreation Building will open at 8 am and rentals will begin at 9 am.
Please note:
• Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis and must be made in person by a City of Southfield adult resident or a Business Leisure Card holder. One permit, per person, per day.
Please call (248) 796-4620 for more information or check out the flyer below.

Picnic Shelters Summer 2024
Winter Fest 2024
Join Southfield Parks & Recreation Department for Winter Fest, on Sunday, March 3. This fun, family event will feature ice skating, a high ropes course and climbing wall with bouncers, as well as horse-drawn carriage rides and marshmallow roasting. New this year, the Kids Car Club is joining us with small electric cars that can be driven on a course by kids ages 3-7 years old. Oakland County Parks Naturalists will be here with nature crafts and fun as well as shoe shoes (weather permitting) for everyone to try. The Southfield Police Department and Southfield Public Library will be inside the Southfield Sports Arena with information for kids and adults.
Everything will take place inside and outside at the Southfield Sports Arena, 26000 Evergreen Road. A limited number of skate helpers will be available for those new to ice skating and rental skates are available on a first come, first served basis.
Admission is $4/Southfield resident ($5/non-resident) and pre-registration is suggested by calling the Parks & Recreation Information Desk at 248-796-4620 or going online to .
2024 Daddy-Daughter Dance
Young ladies ages 2-14 and their favorite guy are invited to join us for the 2024 Daddy Daughter Dance. This year’s dance will take place on Saturday, March 23 from 4-6 pm inside the Southfield Pavilion.

Each girl will receive a special gift. Everyone is invited to dress their best for this special night of dancing and refreshments. Don’t forget your camera to catch all the fun and special moments.

Admission is $20/person Southfield resident ($25/non-resident). Every person must have a ticket to enter. There are no ticket sales at the door. Register in person, at the Parks & Recreation Information Desk, 26000 Evergreen Road or online at Payment for this program must be made by cash or charge only.
Winter 2024 Youth Basketball League at Beech Woods Recreation Center
Sign Up Now for Our Winter 2024 Youth Basketball Leagues! Boys and girls in grades 2 through 8 are welcome to join. Games are scheduled for Saturdays at the Beech Woods Recreation Center, while Friday practices will be held in preparation for the games. The 9-week program includes 8 league games, and every participant will receive a game jersey. Please note that attendance at the mandatory Drills and Draft is required for all participants.
There are 3 leagues offered: *No games or practices March 29-30
Grades 2-3
Southfield Resident: $80; Non-resident: $95
Games played on Saturdays, March 2 - April 20* from 10 - 11 am
Drills and Draft: Sat, Feb 17 at 9 am

Grades 4-5
Southfield Resident: $90; Non-resident: $105
Games played on Saturdays, March 16 – May 11* from 11 am – 12 pm
Drills and Draft: Sat, March 2 at 10 am

Grades 6-8
Southfield Resident: $90; Non-resident: $105
Games played on Saturdays, March 16 – May 11* from 10 - 11 am
Drills and Draft: Sat, March 2 at 11:30 am
Winter 2024 Parks & Recreation Activities Guide

Winter 2024 Parks & Recreation Activities Guides

Get ready for an exciting winter season with our latest edition of Parks & Recreation Activities Guide. You'll find information on our new Pre-school Fun parties, as well as classic programs like our month-long Southfield Celebrates Black History Month programs. Keep an eye out for the guide in your mailbox!

There have been changes to programs since the guide was sent to print.
The Nordic Pole Exercise Classes scheduled for Fridays (pg 34) has been changed to an additional day of Chair Exercise due to demand.

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).

Winter 2024 Parks & Recreation Activities Guide
New Release

The Southfield Scribe January - March 2024 Senior Newsletter

Happy New Year!
The January-March 2024 edition of The Southfield Scribe senior newsletter is here!
Information on AARP Tax Aide and the popular Grand Experience at Mackinac Island's Grand Hotel trip are included.
Call Senior Services at (248) 796-4650 for more details.

The Southfield Scribe January - March 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.