Current Events


The City of Southfield and City of Oak Park have once again entered into an intergovernmental agreement that will allow Southfield residents to use the Oak Park Pool throughout the summer at Resident rates. The 2023 season will run from Saturday, June 10 through Saturday, August 19.

There will be six “Southfield Days at the Oak Park Pool” this summer! This is a special swim time where Southfield residents can enjoy free admission along with swimming, activities, and refreshments. Southfield Days take place from 6:30-8:30 pm and are scheduled for: Sunday, June 25; Saturday, July 1; Sunday, July 16; Saturday, July 29, Saturday, August 5 and Sunday, August 13.

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.

Open Swim Hours:                                                        Open Swim Daily Resident rates:

Monday-Thursday     2 - 7 pm                                          Ages 3 and under, FREE

Friday     1 - 8 pm                                                             Ages 4 - 54, $4/day

Saturday & Sunday     1 - 6 pm                                        Ages 55 and up $3/day

Tennis Courts Civic Center Park

Civic Center Park Tennis Courts Closing for Reconstruction on May 15

Please note: the Civic Center Park tennis courts will close to play on Monday, May 15. The court complex will be closed through early July for resurfacing.

During construction residents are asked to use the courts at Beech Woods Park (3 total), 22200 Beech Road, and Simms Park (1 court with Pickleball lines) located on Wiltshire, south of 12 Mile Road, east of Southfield Road.

Southfield Parks & Recreation Department invites the community to a Juneteenth Jubilee happening from 4 – 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 17. Bring your lawn chairs and your dancing shoes as performances will take place all afternoon long including Spoken Word hosted by Joel Fluent Greene, performances by the Impulse Dancers and Levey Marching Band, as well as a Step Show.  There will be food trucks and a Black Vendor Marketplace to support local artisans and small businesses. Enjoy music with DJ Deezy D, yard games and Hustle time before the outdoor concert with WeeBone Entertainment begins at 7 p.m. There will be a tent with a Cash Bar available for attendees ages 21 and over.

There is no admission fee for this program. We would like to thank Vibe Credit Union and S&P Global Mobility for their support of this event.

Please call the Southfield Parks & Recreation Department at (248) 796-4620 for more information.

Spring/Summer 2023 Parks & Recreation Activities Guide

Spring/Summer 2023 Parks & Recreation Activities Guide

Our Spring/Summer 2023 Activities Guide features Summer Day Camps, Golf lessons, and Adult Softball Leagues, along with all our Summer Concert lineups and more!

Registration can be done online for many programs, just click the “Register Online Today” button below. 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).

Spring/Summer 2023 Parks & Recreation Activities Guide
Scribe April-June 2023

The Southfield Scribe Senior Newsletter

The newest edition of The Southfield Scribe senior newsletter is here!
Don't wait to register, our trips have been filling quickly.
Call Senior Services at (248) 796-4650 for more details.

The Southfield Scribe April-June 2023

Southfield Residents Can Purchase Discounted Detroit Zoo Tickets

We are excited to announce that Southfield Parks & Recreation has joined the Detroit Zoo's Tickets & More Online Discount Program! You may buy specially priced tickets for the Detroit Zoo over the Internet with the added convenience of printing your tickets and then presenting them at the Zoo entrance. Purchasing tickets has never been easier!

You may purchase tickets online immediately by visiting your exclusive Detroit Zoo Tickets & More Discount Online Program ticket store in either of the following ways:

1: Click on our special Detroit Zoo link This link will take you directly to our special "store" site without the need to enter a password.

2: You can also reach the site by going to and enter our exclusive Ticket Store User Name: Southfield parks and recreation

Please note: If you wish to visit the Polk Penguin Conservation Center, you will need to get a free, timed-entry pass. Passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis at main admissions gate only. We hope you and your family enjoy the Detroit Zoo this season! If you have any questions concerning the Detroit Zoo ticket program please call us at (248) 796-4620.