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Southfield Parks & Recreation cancels summer programs

The city of Southfield Parks & Recreation Department has cancelled all summer programming, including all classes, programs, camps, special events, athletic leagues and senior programs and trips through at least August 31, 2020 in an effort to keep Southfield safe. The Southfield Sports Arena pool will also be closed for the season; however, Evergreen Hills Golf Course and all Southfield parks and nature preserves will remain open.

“Parks & Recreation staff will continue to monitor the Governor’s Executive orders, CDC and county guidelines along with our city officials’ guidance regarding future programming and the appropriate time for the safe reopening of our facilities,” added Southfield Parks and Recreation Director Terry Fields. “In the absence of in-person programming, P&R staff have developed a virtual recreation program, Stay INterActive, that features daily activities, arts & crafts, games, helpful links, video tips and more. We will continue to develop and evolve this program and others throughout the coming months.”

Evergreen Hills Golf Course opened to the public on May 12. The course will continue to be open daily, weather permitting, from 8 a.m. to dusk. The weekday rate for 9 holes of golf and a cart is $22/person. Saturday and Sunday rates are $23/person for 9 holes and a power cart. The walking rate on weekdays for 9 holes remains $12/person. Saturday and Sunday walking rate is $13/person. All tee times must be booked and paid in advance with a credit card by calling (248) 796-4666. No cash or walk-ins will be accepted.

All Southfield parks are open from dawn to dusk and there are no park entrance fees. Please note that while at the park, amenities including playground equipment are not sanitized. We remind visitors to follow CDC safety guidelines by wearing masks, practicing social distancing and washing your hands following your visit.

Residents are reminded to continue to visit Southfield Park & Recreation’s Facebook page @SouthfieldParksandRecreation to Stay INterActive Southfield.

For more information, call Parks & Recreation Information Desk at (248) 796-4620 or visit the City’s website at www.cityofsouthfield.com/departments/parks-recreation for a full list of cancellations, closures and further updates. Staff will return all calls should residents reach and leave voicemail.

Summer 2020 Programs Statement

Burgh Historical Park Weddings/Rentals


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 renovated turn-of-the-century buildings nestled within the beautiful manicured lawn and abundant flower gardens offer privacy and a retreat from the bustle of the city.

The picturesque Gazebo is the perfect site for weddings and other important social occasions. There is adequate room for a tent for an outdoor reception as well as a parking lot and additional lawn parking. If you desire an indoor reception, room for up to 60 people may be reserved within the 1854/56 Methodist Church or 1938 Church Annex. Complete details concerning all the options available can be found in the Burgh Historical Park Rental Packet (pdf). Rental opportunities at the Burgh Historical Park includes:

  • Gazebo Rentals include a 2-hour site rental along with white chairs set up and removed by staff and access to the air-conditioned 1854 Church Annex (along with indoor restroom) for use as a staging area for the wedding party.
  • Courtyard Rentals include a 2-hour site rental along with white chairs set up and removed by staff, access to the air-conditioned 1854 Church Annex or the Art Center Building (along with indoor restroom) to be used as a staging area for the wedding party.
  • Tented Reception Area Rentals large open grassy area available to hold tents for receptions or any other celebrations. No equipment is provided.

All potential rentals must pay a Security Deposit (preferably by credit card) to hold their desired date, along with the completed Rental Application. All reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis and require full payment of rental fee 90 days prior to the scheduled dates (failure to pay on time will result in the loss of your rental date and deposit). Please call (248) 796-4644 for more information.