Senior Activities

Fairy Garden Class
Fairy Garden Class with Hortulus Gardens
Saturday, May 21 11 am – 1 pm
Outdoor patio at the Mary Thompson Farm
Resident: $55 Non-Resident: $65

Open to all ages but those 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Fee includes container, potting soil, 4 miniature plants, 3 garden accessories and resource materials.
Register online using the Register Online Today! button below or by calling the Information Desk at (248) 796-4620 (Mon-Fri, 9 am – 5 pm).
Fishing Fun 2022
Grab your fishing poles and don’t forget those worms! It’s time for some Fishing Fun! Join us on Saturday, June 11 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Carpenter Lake Nature Preserve to celebrate Free Fishing Weekend in Michigan. Open to all ages, this program is a great introduction to fishing for the whole family. No one needs a Fishing License to fish at this free event and you can come and go as you please.
Parks & Recreation staff will be at the park from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. along with Bass Pro Fishing and The Friends of the Rouge with crafts, casting practice and activity bags with coloring sheets, puzzles and more for kids ages 5-13.
Spring/Summer 2022 Activities Guide

Spring/Summer 2022 Activities Guide

Our Spring/Summer 2022 Activities Guide is on its way to Southfield homes today! The guide features dance, tennis, karate, fitness along with information on Summer Day Camps for kids and our popular summer music opportunities like Summer in the City, Gazebo Concerts and Kids Concert series.

Registration can be done online for many programs (except camp and athletic programs), just click the “Register Online Today” button. If you have any questions please call the Parks & Recreation Information Desk at (248) 796-4620 or the Beech Woods Recreation Center Desk at (248) 796-4670 (M-F, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.).

We’ve had some changes to programs listed in the Winter 2022 Activity Guide since it went to print:
• Beginning Tai Chi and Tai Chi Form - Jan 13-Feb 17 sessions have been canceled.

Spring/Summer 2022 Activities Guide

The Senior Services office remains closed to the public but you can register for Senior Services programs at the Parks & Recreation Information Desk Window inside the Southfield Pavilion, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Customers coming to the Southfield Parks & Recreation Information Desk are asked to enter the Southfield Pavilion from the plaza deck (east) entrance or the north Pavilion entrance to access the Information Desk Window. 

If you have any questions please call the Information Desk at (248) 796-4620.

Community Gardens at Mary Thompson Farm

Do you have a passion for gardening and enjoy the outdoors but don’t have the space at home? Or perhaps you are looking for a new socially distant pastime? We invite you to join our Community Garden program at Mary Thompson Farm.  

Our Community Garden is located in Southfield on Evergreen Road between 10 Mile and I-696, right next to Evergreen Hills Golf Course. This space was created to be a place of outdoor enjoyment, socialization, tranquility and exercise; cultivating a real sense of community. The garden features approximately 90 plots that are available to both residents and non-residents, to grow and harvest their own crops. The plots are about 400 square feet with a growing season from April – October. Plots are $70 for Southfield residents and $85 for non-residents for the rental season. The City of Southfield provides the land, water, facility and administrative support to its gardeners. The garden also features rental garden tools, public parking, restrooms and activity space for garden programs.  

The garden will open April 11, 2022 for the season. All of our community in welcome to come out for a tour and take a walk through the garden. Or join us for one of our new garden programs that will take place this season. This garden is a true Hidden Gem to the city, and we would like to invite you to come out and join us in this beautiful space!

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.


Day Trips

Please check the current Southfield Scribe newsletter above for details on our limited return to day trips.

Senior Services 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 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. 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.