Senior Activities

Mask Up Southfield
In accordance with the City of Southfield’s updated mask policy taking effect on Tuesday, October 12, all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a face mask (fully covering nose and mouth) before entering any city office or facility.
Master Plan Review

Parks & Recreation Master Plan Draft

You spoke, we listened!
Throughout the month of October, the City of Southfield held community meetings and posted surveys online to collect ideas from the community on what programs, events and amenities you wanted to see from Southfield Parks & Recreation. Our partners at OHM have taken all that information and put it together into the 2022-2026 Parks and Recreation Master Plan Draft that is now available for you to view and comment on.
Follow the link to view a pdf version of the draft and make sure to provide your feedback via the Tell Us What You Think button below. The Review Period is open from December 1, 2021 through January 1, 2022.
If you would prefer, you can stop in to the Parks & Recreation Information Desk or the Southfield Public Library to view a copy. Written feedback on the plan can be submitted at these locations. Please note all copies must remain at the posted location.
For more information please call (248) 796-4620.

2022-2026 Parks and Recreation Master Plan Draft

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 am - 5 pm. 

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

Have you ever been to the Mary Thompson Farm on Evergreen Road between 10 Mile and I-696? It’s there where the white house with the windmill is just south of the municipal complex. Did you know that there are gardens located there where you can grow and harvest your own crops?  

If you like to garden but don’t have the space to do so in your current residence we invite you to join our Community Gardens program at the Mary Thompson Farm. This City gem has approximately 70 plots which can be reserved for a growing season (April-October). Our gardens cultivate a real sense of community in a safe and socially distant environment. Available plots can be reserved by Southfield residents on a first come, first served basis for $70/plot. Water and garden tools are available (dependent on CDC guidelines). The Southfield Parks & Recreation Information Desk is available to take registrations over the phone at 248-796-4620, Monday-Friday from 9 am-5 pm. Get out and enjoy the beauty of Southfield!

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

All senior trips are suspended at this time. The Senior Services offices remain closed to the public at this time.

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 9:00 am-4:00 pm and Friday from 9:00 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.