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Tennis Courts Civic Center Park

Civic Center Park Tennis Courts Closing for Reconstruction on May 15

Please note: the Civic Center Park tennis courts will close to play on Monday, May 15. The court complex will be closed through early July for resurfacing.

During construction residents are asked to use the courts at Beech Woods Park (3 total), 22200 Beech Road, and Simms Park (1 court with Pickleball lines) located on Wiltshire, south of 12 Mile Road, east of Southfield Road.


Resident Mulch Program Returns in New Location

The City of Southfield is happy to announce the return of the free mulch program for residents of Southfield. This service will be offered May 1 through July 1, 2023. The location will be the vacant lot the west side of Evergreen Road between 8 and 9 Mile roads, across from Magnolia Street. Please be aware that this is a self-serve program. This is a self-serve program; residents will need to bring plastic bins or bags and shovels.

Please call Parks Services at (248) 796-4630 with any questions about this program.

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.