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Beech Woods Park Open House

Beech Woods Park Master Plan – Virtual Open House May 11

Southfield Parks and Recreation Department is excited to share the concepts our partners at OHM have created for Beech Woods Park, with the community! OHM will be conducting a Virtual Open House this Tuesday, May 11 from 6-7:30 pm to discuss the plans and to hear the reactions from our residents and community members.

The meeting will take place online via Zoom and can be accessed by phone, though you will not be able to see the graphics using that format. We will also be sharing the meeting via Facebook Live on the Southfield Parks & Recreation page (@SouthfieldParksandRecreation) to allow our Followers to see and comment on the plans as well. Please see the attached flyer with full meeting links and password information.

Beech Woods Park Master Plan – Virtual Open House May 11
Spring/Summer 2021 P&R Activities Guide

Spring/Summer 2021 Activities Guide

Our Spring/Summer 2021 Activities Guide is here. Details on Summer Day Camps, summer athletics, golf and the new outdoor Daddy-Daughter Dance are inside along with so much more!
Our safety protocols implemented over this past year remain in effect with our spring/summer programs. A PDF listing of these protocols along with the Indoor Programs COVID-19 Screening Flyer can be found below.
Registration can safely be done from your home online, just click the “Register Online” button below or register over the phone by calling the Parks & Recreation Information Desk at (248) 796-4620 or the Beech Woods Recreation Center Desk at (248) 7964670 (M-F, 9am-5pm).

Spring/Summer 2021 P&R Activities Guide

We’ve had some changes to programs listed in the Spring/Summer 2021 Activity Guides since it went to print:

  • Registration for camps Tadpole, Wildwood and Evergreen will be done BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
    Southfield residents can call (248) 796-4620 for an appointment beginning Monday, May 10. Appointments will be made during P&R Information Desk regular hours, 9 am - 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Payment for all camp fees must be made at time of registration by credit card only.
  • Ceramics postponed to June 2
  • Spanish I and Spanish II are postponed until September
  • Spring Park Adventures start time has moved to 9 am beginning May 8
  • Summer Wine Down Concert moved to Friday, Aug. 20 from 7-9 pm on the front lawn
  • Beginning Tai Chi and Tai Chi Form May 6 sessions are canceled
  • Bingo and Senior Social Hour all May dates are canceled
  • Sand Volleyball league will begin May 17 (2 weeks later). Registrations accepted through May 7.
  • All Karate classes; Li’l Tots through Advanced, will begin June 15
  • Youth Basketball Clinics will begin Tue., June 1 and Sat., June 4
Spring Park Adventures Walk – May 8
Spring Park Adventures Walk
Saturday, May 8 at 9 am - Note Time Change
Bauervic Woods Park, Nine Mile Road just west of Evergreen Road
Face masks are required at all times, including during physical activity.
Free to participate but we do require everyone register either by calling the Parks & Recreation Information Desk at (248) 796-4620 (9 am-5 pm) or online via the gold button above.
Try Soccer! Free Clinic – May 15
Try Soccer! Free Clinic
Saturday, May 15 from 2:30-3:30 pm at Bedford Woods Park.
Kids ages 3-14 will get a brief introduction and a chance to try the basic skills of the game with coach Pierre.
Bedford Woods Park is located at the end of Lathrup Drive, north off of 12 Mile Road, just east of Southfield Road.
No fee but all participants must be registered.
Register by calling the Parks & Recreation Information Desk at (248) 796-4620 (9 am-5 pm) or online via the gold button above.
Pebble Creek Park Shelter

Picnic Shelter Reservations Accepted by Appointment

Picnic shelter reservations for Southfield residents are now being accepted by appointment with the Parks & Recreation Information Desk staff. While the Parks & Recreation Building is closed to the public at this time, you can call our Information Desk at (248) 796-4620 and make an appointment to come in and complete the shelter reservation.
There are a total of 4 shelters available for rental at Beech Woods, Pebble Creek and Civic Center parks. Reservations must be made by a Southfield resident or Business Leisure Card holder and payment in full is required at time of booking. No cash or checks. Credit card payment only. The Parks & Recreation Information Desk is open Monday through Friday from 9 am – 5 pm.

Picnic Shelter Reservations for Summer 2021
Summer Jobs Available
We are looking for happy, energetic people to join our team this summer!
There are numerous positions available the Southfield Sports Arena Pool, Evergreen Hills Golf Course and with our Parks Crew along with summer camp and other seasonal positions.
Click the button at right to see a complete list of positions available and apply today.
Applicants must be 18 years of age or a high school graduate unless otherwise noted. Lifeguards must be 16 years or older.
The Southfield Scribe sSenior Newsletter

The Southfield Scribe Senior Newsletter - April-June 2021

If you or someone you know is age 50+ tell them about The Southfield Scribe. This quarterly newsletter is full of information for Southfield adults on programs, resources and events just for them.
Check out the latest edition here!
Call the Senior Services office at (248) 796-4650 to be put on The Southfield Scribe mailing list.

The Southfield Scribe Newsletter April-June 2021

Parks & Recreation Update - April 27

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 June 1. 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.

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.