Parks - General Info

Beech Woods Park Sign

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 at right.
Parks & Recreation

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
• Mary Thompson House and Farm

The Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for 774 acres of park land and open space at 33 sites throughout the City. Carpenter Lake and Valley Woods Nature Preserves account for 333 acres of dedicated natural area within the city. The Department is also responsible for a number of historical properties including the Burgh Historical Park, the Miller Barn at Inglenook Park, the Historic Code House and the Mary Thompson Farm. 

Residents can enjoy Southfield's beautiful parks throughout the entire year, whether heading out for an impromptu picnic in the summer or taking a leisurely walk along one of the nature trails to enjoy the fall colors. Southfield also offers some of the most accessible play lots in the metro area, so get the whole family out and exercising together with a trip to one today! In addition, there are numerous parks throughout the City featuring amenities such as ballfields, tennis and basketball courts as well as sand volleyball courts and fitness/walking trails. Parks are open year-round from dawn to dusk and there are no park entrance fees.

For more information on individual parks, please call the Parks Services division at (248) 796-4630.

Help Maintain Southfield Parks

Although crews inspect Southfield’s park sites on a regular basis, damage or vandalism may occur between crew visits. If you notice broken playground equipment, unsafe conditions or vandalism, please contact us at (248) 796-4630.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Your business or organization can contribute to the community by joining our Adopt-A-Park program. Please refer to the Sponsorship Opportunities section for more information on this program.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Park Rules

  • Parks open from dawn to dusk.
  • Alcoholic beverages prohibited.
  • All pets must be leashed and controlled.
  • Golf is prohibited in park areas.
  • No motorized vehicles are permitted beyond the parking lot.
  • Please place litter in receptacles provided.
  • No loitering.
  • Group use by permit only.
  • Pet droppings must be collected and removed by pet owner.
  • Remote or radio-controlled aircraft prohibited.
  • Feeding of wildlife prohibited.
  • Fire in grills only.
  • Fireworks prohibited.
  • Dumping of household trash prohibited.
  • Playing loud music will not be permitted.
  • Tents not authorized by Southfield Parks and Recreation prohibited.