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Upcoming Events Information

Summer Wine Down

FREE Outdoor Concert 
Friday, August 23
6:00 - 9:30 pm
Southfield Municipal Complex front lawn, 26000 Evergreen Road
Call (248) 796-4620 for more information.

Come celebrate as summer winds down with Southfield Parks & Recreation Department at the Summer Wine Down. This free outdoor concert will feature 2 great musical acts, food trucks, a cash bar (for adults 21 and over only), and an assortment of local vendors all together on the Southfield Municipal Complex front lawn.

Kicking off the evening’s musical performances will be Straight Ahead performing from 6-6:45 pm. Widely recognized for their eclectic and soulful approach to creating music, the Straight Ahead sound ranges comfortably from mainstream jazz, contemporary jazz, Latin and jazzy hip-hop.  Their live performances are a dynamic celebration of power and joy!

Alex Goss & Detroit Soul Rhythm Band will take the stage from 7-9:15 pm performing R&B and Soul music from the 70’s 80’s & 90’s.

Grab your lawn chair or a blanket to sit on to enjoy the show from. There is no admission fee however there will be a cash bar and refreshments will be available for purchase from a variety of food trucks on site. Please call (248) 796-4620 for more information.


Gazebo Concert Series 2019

FREE Outdoor Concert Series
Tuesday evenings, July 9 through August 20
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Burgh Historical Park, 26060 Berg Road (northeast corner of Civic Center Drive and Berg Road)
Call (248) 796-4620 for more information.

Join Southfield Parks & Recreation Department on Tuesdays evenings from 7-8:30 pm for the 2019 Gazebo Concert Series. Grab your lawn chair or a blanket to sit on, pack a picnic dinner (no alcohol please) and join us at the Burgh Historical Park for a wonderful summer of great music in a beautiful setting. New this year, Recreation on the Move, our mobile recreation program, will be at each Gazebo Concert with games and fun for the kids ages 5-13 to play while the parents enjoy the concert. Gazebo Concerts are free to the public and are scheduled through August 20.

This year’s schedule:
August 13   313 Live Experience   Jazzy-fused style influenced by jazz, R&B, and hip-hop
August 20   The Groove Council   horn driven R&B with old school Detroit soul sound

Our friends at the Southfield Historical Society will be at each Gazebo Concert this summer in the Town Hall Museum offering free tours of the exhibits there including artifacts from the Potawatomi, the original residents of the area and an exhibit on the history of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Task Force of Southfield.

Thank you to DTE Energy Foundation for their generous support of this program.

The Burgh Historical Park is located on the northeast corner of Civic Center Drive and Berg Road. Free on-site parking is available. Please call (248) 796-4620 for more information. 


Recreation on the Move 2019

Tuesday Mornings,  through Aug 20 from 10 am - 12 pm
Tuesday Evenings,  through Aug 20, 6:30-8:30 pm
Thursday Evenings, through Aug 22 from 5-7 pm

Recreation on the Move Summer 2019 Schedule (pdf)

Recreation on the Move is back for another summer of fun! 

Recreation on the Move brings activities, games, crafts and fun to your neighborhood parks. While the focus of the activities is toward ages 5-13 years old, everyone is welcome to join in the fun! Supervision is provided for all activities; and everyone can come and go as they please. There is no admission fee and no need to register

Join us on Tuesday mornings from 10 am – 12 pm through August 20 or if you are more of a late afternoon/early evening kind of family then come join us on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Burgh Historical Park during the free Gazebo Concerts. We also meet on Thursday evenings through August 22 from 5-7 pm. Thank you to DENSO for their generous support of this program. Call (248) 796-4620 for more information on Recreation on the Move.


Senior Appreciation Night 2019

Wednesday,  August 28 from 6 - 8 pm
Burgh Historical Park, 26080 Berg Road (northeast corner of Civic Center Drive and Berg Road)
Free Admission for ages 50 years and up

Call Senior Services at (248) 796-4650 for more details.

Southfield residents age 50 years and older are invited to join us for Senior Appreciation Night 2019 at the Burgh Historical Park.

Brought to you by the Southfield Parks & Recreation Department along with Southfield Human Services and the Commission on Senior Adults (COSA), Senior Appreciation Night is our way to thank our senior population for all they have and continue to do for the community. The night's festivities will include door prizes for lucky residents, a vendor area where seniors can get information on services and goods available in Southfield, and a free hot dog dinner (with chips and pop) served at 6 pm. Live entertainment featuring The Sun Messengers Motown Revue will begin at the Gazebo stage at 6 pm.

Participants are urged to bring their lawn chairs (and umbrellas, just in case!) with them. Please call Parks & Recreation, Senior Services at (248) 796-4650 for more information on Senior Appreciation Night 2019.


Cedar Point Discounted Tickets

Southfield residents looking to head to Cedar Point this summer for some amusement park fun can buy discounted admission tickets and other packages on-line! We are pleased to offer this option thanks to membership with mParks-Michigan Recreation and Park Association.

This program offers great savings! Plus you can also purchase parking, Fast Lane, meal packages and more!

1. Go to Go to

2. Sign in as follows:
Password: spr
*User Name must be all caps. Password must be all lower case.

3. Select tickets and “add to cart”

4. Check out and pay! Yes. It is that easy!

If you have any questions, please call the Parks & Recreation Information Desk at (248) 796-4620.

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.