Current Events

Freeway Park Construction

Freeway Park Play Area Closed for Construction

Please note that demolition of the Freeway Park play area has begun. The Freeway Park play area is closed to the public during the construction process. We will update you as this project progresses.

Freeway Park is the second of 3 total parks that are receiving new play equipment. Work at the Civic Center Park play area is wrapping up, but the area remains closed as workers are still present. Please call Parks Services at (248) 796-4630 with any questions about this project.

Open Skate Winter 2023
Call (248) 796-4630 for more details.
Sticks & Pucks Winter 2023
Call (248) 796-4630 for more details.
Black History Month 23 Kick Off Event
Southfield Celebrates Black History Month gets started with our 4th annual Kick-off Event on Saturday, February 4. Join us in the Southfield Pavilion at 26000 Evergreen Road from 4:00-8:00 pm for performances, tutorials, and much more. The event will be highlighted by an in depth and honest conversation between Dr. Khalid el-Hakim, founder of the Black History 101 Mobile Museum and Dr. Khalilah Camacho-Ali, former wife of Muhammad Ali, about being raised as a Muslim at a very turbulent time in American history, her life with the great Muhammad Ali, women’s rights, and being an award-winning humanitarian.

There will be a number or presentations and performances throughout the event including:
• Black History 101 Mobile Museum exhibit
• Hair wrap tutorial with Love Rose, owner of Wrapped in Love at 4:15 pm
• Performances by Impulse Dance Academy at 5 pm
• Performances with B Intentional (Youth poets, African drummers, and Legacy Dance Studio) begin at 5:45 pm
• Featured speakers: Black History 101 Mobile Museum founder Dr. Khalid el-Hakim and Dr. Khalilah Camacho-Ali at 6:45 pm
• The Black-owned Business Marketplace will be open throughout the event for attendees to browse and support black-owned businesses from throughout the metro Detroit area.
• DJ DeezyD will be providing music.

Admission is free. This program is suitable for ages 12 and up. Please call the Southfield Parks & Recreation department at (248) 796-4620 to learn more.
Black History Month 23 Conversations & Cocktails
Conversations & Cocktails, a special program acknowledging and celebrating the contributions of African Americans to society and the world with some of metro Detroit’s most notable poets and musicians, will take place from 7:00-10:00 pm on Saturday, February 11 in the Southfield Pavilion. There will also be a cash bar and food available for purchase. General Admission tickets are $10 per person and are available for purchase at the Parks & Recreation Information Desk located inside the Parks & Recreation Building at 26000 Evergreen Road or via the “Register Online Today!” button on this page.

Conversations & Cocktails will be hosted by Joel Fluent Green and will include comedy by Josh Adams, poetry with Peace Bell and singer/guitarist Trey Priest. The night will close with a concert featuring Alex Goss & Detroit Soul Rhythm Band performing R&B and Soul music from the 70’s 80’s & 90’s.
Black History Month 23 Walk Through History
This outdoor display features information signs describing some well-known and lesser-known influential African Americans throughout Southfield and world history. Walk Through History will be on display along the walking path on the front lawn of the Municipal Campus (26000 Evergreen Road) from February 1 – 28.
Black History Month 23 Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers
The Secret Society of Twisted Story Tellers® are back to close out Southfield Celebrates Black History Month 2023 on Friday, February 17 with a performance entitled CRT: Betrayal & Trust, hosted by Chery James and Satori Shakoor. Doors open to the Southfield Pavilion at 6 pm for a 45 -minute Pre-glow meet and greet session with the performers followed by the performance from 7–9 pm. Tickets are $15 per person and are available for purchase in person Monday-Friday 9 am-5 pm at the Parks & Recreation Information Desk or online anytime.
Winter 2023 P&R Activities Guide

The Winter 2023 Activities Guide is Here!

Our Winter 2023 Activities Guide is here! Featuring dance, tennis, karate and fitness classes along with senior programs, details on our 2023 Daddy-Daughter Dance, all our Southfield Celebrates Black History Month events 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).

Winter 2023 P&R Activities Guide
Civic Center Playground Construction

Civic Center Park Playlot Closed

Work on the Civic Center Park playlot has resumed following the holiday break. The play area remains closed during construction.

Civic Center Park isn’t our only park getting a new playlot. The playlots at Bedford Woods and Freeway parks are both scheduled for replacement as well. If you have any questions about this project, please call (248) 796-4630.

Beech Woods Heated Tee Facility Now Open

The Beech Woods Heated Tees, operated by NR Golf, are now open at Beech Woods Park. The facility will be open daily, unless temperatures drop below 20 degrees, as follows: 

Nov-Feb    11 am – 7 pm    Mon-Fri

                  10 am-7 pm    Sat & Sun

Mar-Apr      9 am – 8 pm   Mon-Sun

Please call the Beech Woods Heated Tees at (947) 216-4653 with any questions.

Sports Arena Hiring
Call (248) 796-4640 for more details of follow the link below to apply online.
Senior Services Hiring
Call (248) 796-4650 for more details of follow the link below to apply online.

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.