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Southfield Parks & Recreation cancels summer programs

The city of Southfield Parks & Recreation Department has cancelled all summer programming, including all classes, programs, camps, special events, athletic leagues and senior programs and trips through at least August 31, 2020 in an effort to keep Southfield safe. The Southfield Sports Arena pool will also be closed for the season; however, Evergreen Hills Golf Course and all Southfield parks and nature preserves will remain open.

“Parks & Recreation staff will continue to monitor the Governor’s Executive orders, CDC and county guidelines along with our city officials’ guidance regarding future programming and the appropriate time for the safe reopening of our facilities,” added Southfield Parks and Recreation Director Terry Fields. “In the absence of in-person programming, P&R staff have developed a virtual recreation program, Stay INterActive, that features daily activities, arts & crafts, games, helpful links, video tips and more. We will continue to develop and evolve this program and others throughout the coming months.”

Evergreen Hills Golf Course opened to the public on May 12. The course will continue to be open daily, weather permitting, from 8 a.m. to dusk. The weekday rate for 9 holes of golf and a cart is $22/person. Saturday and Sunday rates are $23/person for 9 holes and a power cart. The walking rate on weekdays for 9 holes remains $12/person. Saturday and Sunday walking rate is $13/person. All tee times must be booked and paid in advance with a credit card by calling (248) 796-4666. No cash or walk-ins will be accepted.

All Southfield parks are open from dawn to dusk and there are no park entrance fees. Please note that while at the park, amenities including playground equipment are not sanitized. We remind visitors to follow CDC safety guidelines by wearing masks, practicing social distancing and washing your hands following your visit.

Residents are reminded to continue to visit Southfield Park & Recreation’s Facebook page @SouthfieldParksandRecreation to Stay INterActive Southfield.

For more information, call Parks & Recreation Information Desk at (248) 796-4620 or visit the City’s website at www.cityofsouthfield.com/departments/parks-recreation for a full list of cancellations, closures and further updates. Staff will return all calls should residents reach and leave voicemail.

Summer 2020 Programs Statement
Stay INterActive

Stay INterActive Virtual Recreation Program

Check out our Facebook page for daily activities, helpful links, video tips and more as part of our Stay INterActive virtual recreation program! We are ALL in this together Southfield

Southfield Parks & Recreation Facebook Page

The Southfield Parks & Recreation Department offers several fun and exciting sporting opportunities for people with disabilities. Adaptive programs include wheelchair basketball, golf and tennis. If you or someone you know are interested in learning more about these programs, please call Claudia Brewer at (248) 796-4673 or e-mail cbrewer@cityofsouthfield.com
 

Motor City Wheelz Wheelchair Basketball Program

Learn the basics of basketball, shooting and ball-handling. The team will practice at Beech Woods Recreation Center on Wednesdays, please call for the schedule. Anyone, 18 or younger, or attending High School, with a lower physical challenge is welcome to join in. For more information please contact Claudia Brewer at 248-796-4673. 
 

Southfield Special Forces

Southfield Special Forces offers programs, activities and trips for individuals with disabilities. Programs that take place at Parks and Recreation facilities are for individuals 16 and older with a developmental disability. Our trips are open to individuals 18 and older with a developmental disability. 

If you wish to be added to our monthly mailing list, please call (248) 796-4602 or e-mail hgraves@cityofsouthfield.com.

Miracle League

The Miracle League is a charitable organization that provides children with mental and/or physical challenges an opportunity to play baseball as a team member in an organized league. Southfield is honored to be the home of Michigan’s first Miracle League baseball field (located at the north end of the Municipal Complex at 26000 Evergreen Road). During each Miracle League game, every child is given an opportunity to hit the ball and score a run. Games are played on special fields designed with a custom synthetic turf and handicapped accessible dugouts, restrooms and drinking fountains. Miracle League team members are assigned “buddies” who assist them in hitting the ball and “running” the bases. Buddies can be fellow schoolmates, parents, college students, business leaders or anyone who wishes to volunteer their time to give a child the gift of baseball. The point of the game is less about baseball and more about fun!

Registration for the Miracle League of Michigan is limited and players are selected on a first-come, first-served  basis. Registration will close as soon as all 60 slots are filled. Teams will play one game per week for six consecutive weeks, with all games played on the weekend. Players should provide their own white baseball pants. Questions regarding registration should be directed to Steve Peck at (248) 506-4604 or visit their Web site at www.MichiganMiracle.org.