Update - April 7, 2020  

All Parks & Recreation Department classes, programs and rentals are cancelled or postponed through April 30 or further notice. Additionally, all Southfield Parks & Recreation facilities (Parks & Recreation Building, Southfield Pavilion, Beech Woods Recreation Center, Southfield Sports Arena, Arts & Activities Building, Evergreen Hills Golf Course, Beech Woods Driving Range and Burgh Historical Park buildings ) are closed to the public. The TOSS (Transportation of Southfield Seniors) program has suspended service until further notice. Residents needing transportation to medical appointments or shopping/pharmacy visits during this time are being referred to the SMART Connector program (  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. 

All parks remain open to the public during this time for fitness activities such as walking, jogging and bike rides. Park visitors are reminded to observe the CDC’s minimum recommended physical 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 follow the CDC health and safety guidelines. Remember to wash your hands and carry hand sanitizer. Please do not use trails if you have symptoms. Please bring a suitable trash bag with you to the park and leave no trash. 

Summer 2020 Seasonal Positions Available

Come Work With Us!! Southfield Parks & Recreation is hiring!

Summer is coming and we have some great opportunities available for you to join our team! There are positions available to be a part of our Summer Day Camp program as a Camp Coordinator or Camp Counselor or as a member of our Mobile Recreation staff as well as a number of positions at the Southfield Sports Arena pool. There are also Park and Golf Course Maintenance and Facility Attendant and Facility Assistant positions open that allow you to work at sites throughout the city.

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Terry Fields Director, Parks & Recreation Department (248) 796-4617
Marilyn Troshak Recreation Operations Manager (248) 796-4619
Stephanie Kaiser Marketing Analyst

(248) 796-4614

Snezana Milutinovic Budget Analyst

(248) 796-4613

Facility Supervisors

Russell Malburg Facility Supervisor, Sfld. Pavilion and Parks & Recreation Building (248) 796-4649
  Senior Adult Facility Coordinator (248) 796-4650
Rick Swilley Facility Supervisor, Beech Woods Recreation Center (248) 796-4674
Ben Ruthenberg Facility Supervisor, Southfield Sports Arena (248) 796-4677


Holly Graves Youth Programmer (248) 796-4604
Christopher Riley Recreation Programmer, Athletics (248) 796-4672
Claudia Brewer Programmer (248) 796-4673
Cathy Fresia Recreation Programmer

(248) 796-4603

Samantha Jenkins Recreation Programmer

(248) 796-4667


Terri Anthony-Ryan PGA Professional (248) 796-4656

Parks/Park Services

John Thompson Park Services, Park Operations (248) 796-4627
Kevin Frantz Account Clerk (248) 796-4630
Kost Kapchonick Special Projects Coordinator (248) 796-4632