Parks - General Info

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 Park Adventures - 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 at right.
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

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.