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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
Stay INterActive

Stay INterActive Virtual Recreation Program

Check out our Facebook page for daily activities, helpful links, video tips and more as part of our Stay INterActive virtual recreation program! We are ALL in this together Southfield

Southfield Parks & Recreation Facebook Page

Southfield Senior Services Activities


Parks & Recreation Senior Services is committed to helping Southfield seniors get and stay active, physically and mentally, through a number of classes, monthly programs and trip opportunities. For more details on senior activities you call us at (248) 796-4650.

 

Senior Services Activities include:

 

Day Trips


The Adult Recreation Center 50+ offers many monthly trips, casino trips and other day trips throughout the area. Registration is limited for all day trips and all participants must have proper picture I.D. with them on the trip.

Flyers with further details regarding day trips and other Senior Services events are posted below in pdf format and are available in print at the Senior Services offices in the Parks & Recreation Building. Their offices open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 am-4:00 pm and Friday from 8:30 am-2:00 pm. All trips depart from the Parks & Recreation Building located at 26000 Evergreen Road, unless otherwise noted. A bus may be requested to pick up off-site if there are five or more passengers. Due to the overwhelming demand for off site pick ups we are requesting that anybody who wishes to be picked up must be signed up for the trip two weeks prior to when the trip will be leaving. If you sign up for the trip with less than two weeks until the trip, you must board the bus at the Southfield Parks & Recreation Building. We reserve the right to deny access to any applicants we deem unable to follow the trip guidelines.

Staying Active With Parks & Recreation

 

The City of Southfield offers a variety of programs for seniors that will help you stay active. Programs are offered at many sites throughout the city and include bounce volleyball, tennis, softball, chair exercise, golf, tai chi, water exercise, and line dancing. Programs are open to all residents (and non-residents) age 50 and over unless otherwise noted. 

For more information on specific classes, please call Senior Services at (248) 796-4650.

Community Gardens at Mary Thompson Farm

The Southfield Community Garden program is available to city of Southfield residents who are 50 years of age or older. It is administered by the Parks & Recreation Department through Senior Services. Anyone interested in applying for a garden plot ($45 annual fee) must fill out a Garden Plot Application and submit it to Senior Services. All requests for a garden plot must be in writing and only one request per mailing address will be accepted. Garden plots are assigned based upon their availability. Verification of residency and age is required before any garden plot is assigned.


Please direct all your garden questions and applications to Senior Services at (248) 796-4650.

 

Beech Woods Recreation Center

The Beech Woods Recreation Center and Beech Woods Wellness Center are currently closed.

Senior Sport Drop-In

This is a drop in program and you pay for only the programs you attend. Please check in and pay at the Beech Woods Recreation Center front desk to receive your wristband for the day.
Resident: $1/Day N/R: $2/Day

 

Senior Bounce Volleyball Practice

The game is played by standard volleyball rules except that the ball can bounce once before you hit it. Drop-in Bounce Volleyball will be canceled by 10:30 am each day if there is not a minimum of 6 players present.

Monday, Wednesday* & Friday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at the Beech Woods Recreation Center

 

Pickleball

All skill levels welcome. Paddles and balls available to use on site.
Tuesday 9:00 am– 2:00 pm at the Beech Woods Recreation Center

 

Senior Tennis

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. 

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced player, you will find a match that is right for you. 
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9:00 am–12:00 pm