Burgh Historical Park


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. 

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.