Senior Activities


All Parks & Recreation Department classes, programs and rentals are cancelled or postponed through April 13 or further notice. Additionally, all Southfield Parks & Recreation facilities (Parks & Recreation Building, Southfield Pavilion, Beech Woods Recreation Center, Southfield Sports Arena, Arts & Activities Building, and Burgh Historical Park ) are closed to the public. 

The TOSS (Transportation of Southfield Seniors) program will continue to transport our residents on a limited basis. Appointments for TOSS will be taken by phone only (248-796-4658, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. or leave a message after hours and staff will respond as soon as possible). Be assured that the City's TOSS buses are wiped down between trips and are disinfected nightly. 

All parks remain open to the public during this time for fitness activities such as walking, jogging and bike rides however all playground equipment is closed until further notice by order of Oakland County Health in an effort to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Park visitors are reminded to observe the CDC’s minimum recommended social 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 use with caution and follow the CDC health and safety guidelines. 

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, or e-mail


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. To view current offerings, please view the Fall 2019 Parks & Recreation Activities Guide in the Resources panel.

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

Senior Gardens at Mary Thompson Farm

The Southfield Senior 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 Nicole Messina, Senior Division Coordinator, or call (248) 796-4650.


Beech Woods Recreation & Wellness Center

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.

*No Drop-in Practice on Wednesdays from November 6 through February 26 due to league play.
Monday, Wednesday* & Friday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at the Beech Woods Recreation Center



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

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced player, you will find a match that is right for you. Play has moved indoors to the Beech Woods Recreation Center.
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9:00 am–12:00 pm