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Be a Part of Beech Woods Park Community Discussions

The Parks & Recreation Department is in the process of developing a new Master Plan for Beech Woods Park to reimagine underused spaces within the park and provide improved recreation opportunities for Southfield residents and we need your help! A series of meetings with residents are being planned to be held virtually during the weeks of March 1 and March 8 on Google Hangouts (call-in options available for those without Internet access). These community meetings will provide more information about the project while gathering input into what residents envision for the park.
Residents interested in participating should email Samantha Hall at to complete a short initial survey that will be used to organize discussion groups based on availability and interest.

Beech Woods Park Community Discussions
Winter Park Adventures – March 6
Winter Park Adventures Walk
Bauervic Woods Park, south side of Nine Mile Road, just west of Evergreen Road
Saturday, March 6 at 10 am
Free to participate but we do require all participants to register either by calling the Parks & Recreation Information Desk at (248) 796-4620 (9 am-5 pm) or online via the gold button below.
Winter 2 Parks & Recreation Activities Guide - Updated 2/8/21

Winter Session 2 (January-March 2021) Activities Guide - Updated February 8, 2021

Our new Winter Session 2 Activities Guide is full of both virtual and in-person programs from January through March. Once again, due to the abbreviated schedule of programming, this activities guide will only be available online. Registration can safely be done from your home online, just click the gold button above. You can also register over the phone by calling the Parks & Recreation Information Desk at (248) 796-4620 (M-F, 9am-5pm).
Please see below for a complete listing of safety protocols that apply to all indoor programming.

Winter 2 Parks & Recreation Activities Guide - Updated 2/8/21
The Southfield Scribe Senior Newsletter

The Southfield Scribe Senior Newsletter - Jan-March 2021

Check out the newest edition of The Southfield Scribe senior newsletter for details on AARP Tax Aide returning, new in person and virtual programs as well as 3 new Drive-Thru Luncheons and hints and tips when working with Facebook and Webex, plus more. Call the Senior Services office at (248) 796-4650 to be put on The Southfield Scribe mailing list.

The Southfield Scribe - Jan-March 2021

Parks & Recreation Update - March 1

To help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our community and in accordance with the latest orders issued by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services:

             • The Parks and Recreation Building, the Senior Services office, Southfield Sports Arena and Beech Woods Recreation Center are closed to the public until March 15. Staff continue to work at all facilities, both on site in a limited capacity and remotely.

             • Staff at the Parks & Recreation Department Information Desk (248) 796-4620 and the Beech Woods Recreation Center (248) 796-4670 front desk will answer phones and accept registrations by phone only. During this time, our phone lines will be open Monday through Friday from 9 am-5 pm. On-line registration is available anytime of the day at

            • TOSS (Transportation of Southfield Seniors) will continue to take reservations and provide transportation for medical appointments and limited grocery trips. Appointments must be made at least 48 hours in advance and riders will receive a health screening call the day prior to their appointment between 10 am and 2 pm. Masks are required for all riders and drivers, and buses are cleaned after each rider. If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment please call (248) 796-4658. Leave your name, phone number and a short message and someone will return your call as soon as possible. If you need other transportation services please call the SMART Connector at (866) 962-5515.

            • All Southfield parks remain open to the public during this time. However, outdoor restrooms and water access at Beech Woods Park, Civic Center Park, Inglenook Park, Pebble Creek Park and the Mary Thompson House and Farm are closed for the season. When visiting a Southfield park please do your part to protect yourself and others by wearing a face mask and keeping a safe physical distance from others.

Winter Park Amenity Closures

Outdoor restrooms and water access are closed for the season through May 1, 2021 at:
• Beech Woods Park
• Civic Center Park (near the Miracle Field)
• Inglenook Park
• Pebble Creek Park
• Mary Thompson House and Farm

The parking lot gates to the following parks are closed through May 1, 2021:
    •    Pebble Creek Park, access road off American Dr.
    •    Bedford Woods Park, Lathrup Blvd. entrance
    •    Freeway Park, Lincoln Drive entrance

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.