Parks & Recreation

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Program Cancellations Due to Excessive Heat June 17 - 21

Due to the Excessive Heat Warning and the Air Quality Alert issued for the Southfield area, Southfield Parks & Recreation is cancelling the following programs for the week:
Adult Softball games
Tennis lessons
Flag Football Skills Training
T-ball, Youth Baseball and Youth Softball
Recreation on the Move (Tue, June 18 and Thur, June 20)
We will monitor the heat throughout the week to see if conditions improve. Our biggest priority is making sure we keep our participants, spectators and staff safe.

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The City of Southfield and City of Oak Park have entered into an intergovernmental agreement that will allow Southfield residents to use the Oak Park Pool throughout the summer at Resident rates. You must show your ID at registration to receive the Resident rate. Payment for Oak Park Pool programs is by cash only.

The Oak Park Pool is located at 14300 Oak Park Blvd. (between Greenfield and Coolidge) and features zero depth entry and a splash zone for the kids to enjoy. Call them at (248) 691-7555 for more details on any of the programs mentioned below.

2024 Swim Season
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 2:00-7:00 pm

Friday 1:00-8:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday 1:00-6:00 pm

Open Swim Daily Rates
Resident rates apply to residents of Oak Park, Ferndale, Hazel Park, and Southfield. You must show your ID at registration to receive Resident rate.
Payment for Oak Park Pool programs is by cash only.

• Ages 3 and Under FREE

• Ages 4-54 $4 per day

• Ages 55 & Up $3 per day
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Southfield Days at the Oak Park Pool are special times set aside for Southfield residents to enjoy time at the pool together. Southfield Days feature free admission for Southfield residents (you must show ID) along fun activities and free refreshments for the first 40 residents at each Southfield Day.

2024 Southfield Days at the Oak Park Pool

• Sunday, June 23 6:30-8:30 pm
• Saturday, June 29 6:30-8:30 pm

• Saturday, July 13 6:30-8:30 pm
• Sunday, July 21 6:30-8:30 pm

• Sunday, August 3 6:30-8:30 pm
• Saturday, August 4 6:30-8:30 pm
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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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Carpenter Lake Nature Preserve remains closed to the public as construction continues.
Despite weather delays and other factors, we anticipate reopening the park in early July.
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Join us for Park It on Wednesday, June 26 on the front lawn of the Southfield Municipal Campus! There will be live music beginning at 6:30 pm, an inflatable bounce house (be sure to wear or bring socks with you!), face painting, hot dog and lemonade carts and snacks available for purchase, and much more. When the sun starts to go down (around 8 pm) the fun continues with an outdoor movie featuring Trolls Band Together so be sure to bring a big blanket or lawn chairs (maybe some bug spray too!) to enjoy the movie from.

If you can’t make it this month, Park It will be back on Wednesday, August 14 with the movie Super Mario Bros.

This is a FREE event presented by the Southfield Parks & Recreation Department, along with Park It Family Fun Nights and their sponsors Meijer and Weingartz. Call (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
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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.