Update - April 7, 2020
All Parks & Recreation Department classes, programs and rentals are cancelled or postponed through April 30 or further notice. Additionally, all Southfield Parks & Recreation facilities (Parks & Recreation Building, Southfield Pavilion, Beech Woods Recreation Center, Southfield Sports Arena, Arts & Activities Building, Evergreen Hills Golf Course, Beech Woods Driving Range and Burgh Historical Park buildings ) are closed to the public. The TOSS (Transportation of Southfield Seniors) program has suspended service until further notice. Residents needing transportation to medical appointments or shopping/pharmacy visits during this time are being referred to the SMART Connector program (https://www.smartbus.org/Services/Connector/Using-Connector-Service.) All playground equipment, tennis courts, racquetball courts, sand volleyball courts, athletic fields, restrooms and picnic shelters are closed until further notice in an effort to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
All parks remain open to the public during this time for fitness activities such as walking, jogging and bike rides. Park visitors are reminded to observe the CDC’s minimum recommended physical distancing of 6 feet from other individuals at all times while in the parks. If this is not possible, users should find an alternate location or leave that park for the time being. Please note that outdoor amenities such as benches and fencing are not sanitized so please follow the CDC health and safety guidelines. Remember to wash your hands and carry hand sanitizer. Please do not use trails if you have symptoms. Please bring a suitable trash bag with you to the park and leave no trash.
Beech Woods Recreation Center
The Beech Woods Recreation Center features 17,000 square feet of recently renovated gymnasium space. The Center has the capability to run three collegiate basketball games simultaneously. If volleyball is more your game, the gym has the ability to run four volleyball games at once.
The Beech Woods Recreation Center hosts a number of Southfield Parks & Recreation programs including youth basketball leagues in the fall, winter, and spring beginning in September, January and April. For more information on our basketball leagues please contact the Beech Woods Recreation center office at (248) 796-4670.
Beech Woods Recreation Center also offers sporting opportunities for people with disabilities and for adults ages 50 years and over. Adaptive programs include wheelchair basketball, golf and tennis. Senior adult programs include bounce volleyball, tennis, pickleball and golf. Check out the Senior Activities page of this site or call (248) 796-4670 for more details.
Southfield Sports Arena
The Southfield Sports Arena (located on the grounds of the Southfield Municipal Complex) is a multi-use complex with a regulation NHL ice surface and an Olympic-sized outdoor swimming pool. There are vending machines on site providing refreshments.
Looking for a fun way to celebrate in the summer?? Why not have a party at the Sports Arena Pool?! The pool is available for rental for reunions, business picnics, birthday and graduation parties as well as neighborhood gatherings throughout the summer. For more information, or to reserve your date please call (248) 796-4640. In addition to the Olympic sized pool, there is a children’s spray pool, climbing wall and 120-foot waterslide on site.
Indoor Ice Arena
The Sports Arena ice rink is the perfect place for families wanting to spend time together exercising and having fun! In addition to Open Skate hours, there are drop-in hockey opportunities and Learn to Skate lesson as well. Skate Rental is available on a first-come, first-serve basis for just $2.50. The skating schedule does vary due to tournaments so please call (248) 796-4640 to check Open Skate hours. The Arena is also available for rental for birthday or family parties.
P&R Building & Southfield Pavilion
The Parks & Recreation Building is located at the north end of the Southfield Municipal Complex (26000 Evergreen Road). The building houses the main Parks & Recreation offices, the main Information Desk where program registration takes place for numerous classes including dance, aerobic and art classes and is the location of the Senior Services offices and many of their activities. Many of the rooms in the Parks & Recreation Building are also available for rental.
The Southfield Pavilion, located within the Southfield Municipal Complex at 26000 Evergreen Road, has hosted conferences for over 2,000 people to trade shows featuring over 170 (8 x 8) exhibition booths. Break out space is available in five additional rooms located in the Parks & Recreation Building. Free parking for over 1,200 vehicles, as well as quick access to major area freeways such as M-10 (Lodge), I-696 and the Southfield Freeway, make it easy for your attendees to find your event. The Southfield Pavilion is available for rental. Please refer to the Rental Opportunities section of this website for specific details.
Burgh Historical Park
The Burgh Historical Park is one of Southfield’s hidden gems. Located on the northeast corner of Civic Center Drive and Berg Road the park features renovated turn of the century buildings nestled within beautiful manicured lawns and abundant flower gardens offering a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Gazebo Concert Series
Held each year at the Gazebo at the Burgh Historical Park, these concerts have become a staple of the summer season, not only for Southfield, but for Oakland County.
Special Occasion and Wedding Rental Options
Come see how your next event can be "Better at the Burgh." Available for outdoor and indoor events, the Burgh Historical Park offers a unique venue for your wedding, graduation party, family reunion, Bar or Bat Mitzvah or retirement party. The picturesque Gazebo and the Thomas Frommeyer Memorial Gardens Courtyard offer two distinct options for weddings and other important social occasions. There is adequate room for a tent for an outdoor reception at the park as well as a parking lot and additional lawn parking. If you desire an indoor reception, room for up to 50 people may be reserved within the 1854/56 Methodist Church or the 1938 Church Annex. Complete details can be found in the Burgh Historical Park Rental Packet (pdf), Please call Pattie Koski at (248) 796-4644 or email her at email@example.com for more information. A virtual tour of the Burgh Park as seen from the Burgh Gazebo can be found at the Weddings/Rentals section.
Parks & Recreation Senior Services
The Parks & Recreation Senior Services (formerly known as the Adult Recreation Center 50+) offices are located within the Parks & Recreation Building at 26000 Evergreen Road. Senior Services offer comprehensive programs including classes, trips, nutrition and outreach programs, and a variety of other services. Some of the most popular offerings include monthly casino and luncheon trips, the award-winning Senior Gardens at the historic Mary Thompson Farm, and various athletic leagues including golf and bounce volleyball. Many of these activities allow seniors the opportunity to participate in athletic competitions at both the city and county level. Please call (249) 796-4650 for more information on senior programming in Southfield.
You can find more details concerning services offered at or through Senior Services on the Services for Seniors page of this site.:
- Medicare/Medicaid assistance
- Free tax assistance from AARP
- TOSS (Transportation of Southfield Seniors) offers assistance with transportation to and from banks and medical appointments. TOSS program suspended until further notice beginning April 1, 2020.
Senior Services offers seniors a wide range of activities throughout the year. The Southfield Scribe, is a free, newsletter that can keep you informed on these events and other issues of importance. You can view the current edition of The Southfield Scribe on the Senior Activities page of this website or you can call (248) 796-4650 to be put on the mailing list.