Update - April 7, 2020
All Parks & Recreation Department classes, programs and rentals are cancelled or postponed through April 30 or further notice. Additionally, all Southfield Parks & Recreation facilities (Parks & Recreation Building, Southfield Pavilion, Beech Woods Recreation Center, Southfield Sports Arena, Arts & Activities Building, Evergreen Hills Golf Course, Beech Woods Driving Range and Burgh Historical Park buildings ) are closed to the public. The TOSS (Transportation of Southfield Seniors) program has suspended service until further notice. Residents needing transportation to medical appointments or shopping/pharmacy visits during this time are being referred to the SMART Connector program (https://www.smartbus.org/Services/Connector/Using-Connector-Service.) All playground equipment, tennis courts, racquetball courts, sand volleyball courts, athletic fields, restrooms and picnic shelters are closed until further notice in an effort to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
All parks remain open to the public during this time for fitness activities such as walking, jogging and bike rides. Park visitors are reminded to observe the CDC’s minimum recommended physical distancing of 6 feet from other individuals at all times while in the parks. If this is not possible, users should find an alternate location or leave that park for the time being. Please note that outdoor amenities such as benches and fencing are not sanitized so please follow the CDC health and safety guidelines. Remember to wash your hands and carry hand sanitizer. Please do not use trails if you have symptoms. Please bring a suitable trash bag with you to the park and leave no trash.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.