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Gazebo Concert - July 27
Gazebo Concert
featuring Detroit Social Club
Tuesday, July 27 from 7-8:30 pm
The Detroit Social Club is a review show…a jump, down, spin around…soul stirring review! Each performance brings some Blues, Motown, Memphis Soul, Dance/Pop and a little Jazz thrown in.
Bring a lawn chair or a blanket to sit on.
Bring a picnic dinner or visit Shelly’s Hot Dog for hot dogs, sausages, nachos, chips and pop available for purchase.
Burgh Historical Park, northeast corner of Civic Center Drive and Berg Road
Call the Parks & Recreation Information Desk at (248) 796-4620 (9 am-5 pm) for more details.
A Walk in the Parks - July 29
A Walk in the Parks
Thursday, July 29 at 9 am
Civic Center Park, meet the group in front of the Parks & Recreation Building
Free to participate.
Call the Parks & Recreation Information Desk at (248) 796-4620 (9 am-5 pm) for more details.
Summer in the City - July 30
Summer in the City – Free outdoor concerts
Friday, July 30 7- 9 pm
The Will C. Experience will close out the 2021 Summer in the City concert series this Friday, July 30. From Pop to R&B, Motown to Jazz, and everything in between, even original material, this group promises to give the audience an unforgettable show and have the crowd on their feet all night long.

Grab your lawn chair or a blanket to sit on. Bring a picnic dinner or visit Shelly’s Hot Dog for hot dogs, sausages, nachos, chips and pop available for purchase. Join us on the Southfield Municipal Complex front lawn (26000 Evergreen Road) for a great night of summer music in Southfield.

Call the Parks & Recreation Information Desk at (248) 796-4620 (9 am-5 pm) for more details.
Open Swim Summer 2021
Open Swim at the Southfield Sports Arena Pool
Times are subject to changes and/or cancellation due to inclement weather or staffing issues. Please monitor our Facebook page for any updates.
$3 Resident, $4 Non-Resident
Please note: Open Swim is limited to 100 people per session.
You may purchase multiple sessions but will be required to wear a separate wristband for each individual session.
Online registration is highly recommended, walk-ins will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis if space open.
Call the Southfield Sports Arena at (248) 796-4640 for more details.
Water Aerobics Summer 2021
Water Aerobics at the Southfield Sports Arena Pool
Times are subject to changes and/or cancellation due to inclement weather or staffing issues. Please monitor our Facebook page for any updates.
$2 Resident, $3 Non-Resident per session
1-hour class sessions instructed by Kwaves
Sessions are drop in and limited to the first 40 participants to register for each session.
Please bring your own floatation equipment, a noodle and/or kick board.
Call the Southfield Sports Arena at (248) 796-4640 for more details.
Lap Swim Summer 2021
Lap Swim at the Southfield Sports Arena Pool
Times are subject to changes and/or cancellation due to inclement weather or staffing issues. Please monitor our Facebook page for any updates.
$2 Resident, $3 Non-Resident per session
Call the Southfield Sports Arena at (248) 796-4640 for more details.
Southfield Scribe Newsletter
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.
• Anyone entering a City of Southfield facility must wear a mask unless that person is fully vaccinated.
• Customers must have proper identification to sign up for programs
If you have any questions please call the Information Desk at (248) 796-4620.

We’ve had some changes to programs listed in the Spring/Summer 2021 Activity Guides since it went to print:

  • Senior Social Hour has been canceled
  • Summer Wine Down Concert moved to Friday, Aug. 20 from 7-9 pm on the front lawn
  • Spanish I and Spanish II are postponed until September
Spring/Summer 2021 P&R Activities Guide

Spring/Summer 2021 Activities Guide

Our Spring/Summer 2021 Activities Guide is here. Details on Summer Day Camps, summer athletics, golf and the new outdoor Daddy-Daughter Dance are inside along with so much more!
Our safety protocols implemented over this past year remain in effect with our spring/summer programs. A PDF listing of these protocols along with the Indoor Programs COVID-19 Screening Flyer can be found below.
Registration can safely be done from your home online, just click the “Register Online” button above or register over the phone by calling the Parks & Recreation Information Desk at (248) 796-4620 or the Beech Woods Recreation Center Desk at (248) 7964670 (M-F, 9am-5pm).

Spring/Summer 2021 P&R Activities Guide

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.

 

Senior Services Activities include:

 

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 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.