Beech Woods Park Open House

Beech Woods Park Master Plan – Virtual Open House May 11

Southfield Parks and Recreation Department is excited to share the concepts our partners at OHM have created for Beech Woods Park, with the community! OHM will be conducting a Virtual Open House this Tuesday, May 11 from 6-7:30 pm to discuss the plans and to hear the reactions from our residents and community members.

The meeting will take place online via Zoom and can be accessed by phone, though you will not be able to see the graphics using that format. We will also be sharing the meeting via Facebook Live on the Southfield Parks & Recreation page (@SouthfieldParksandRecreation) to allow our Followers to see and comment on the plans as well. Please see the attached flyer with full meeting links and password information.

Beech Woods Park Master Plan – Virtual Open House May 11
Spring/Summer 21 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 below 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 Parks & Recreation Activities Guide

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

  • Registration for camps Tadpole, Wildwood and Evergreen will be done BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
    Southfield residents can call (248) 796-4620 for an appointment beginning Monday, May 10. Appointments will be made during P&R Information Desk regular hours, 9 am - 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Payment for all camp fees must be made at time of registration by credit card only.
  • Ceramics postponed to June 2
  • Spanish I and Spanish II are postponed until September
  • Spring Park Adventures start time has moved to 9 am beginning May 8
  • Summer Wine Down Concert moved to Friday, Aug. 20 from 7-9 pm on the front lawn
  • Beginning Tai Chi and Tai Chi Form May 6 sessions are canceled
  • Bingo and Senior Social Hour all May dates are canceled
  • Sand Volleyball league will begin May 17 (2 weeks later). Registrations accepted through May 7.
  • All Karate classes; Li’l Tots through Advanced, will begin June 15
  • Youth Basketball Clinics will begin Tue., June 1 and Sat., June 4
Try Soccer! Free Clinic – May 15
Try Soccer! Free Clinic
Saturday, May 15 from 2:30- 3:30 pm at Bedford Woods Park.
Kids ages 3-14 will get a brief introduction and a chance to try the basic skills of the game with coach Pierre.
Bedford Woods Park is located at the end of Lathrup Drive, north off of 12 Mile Road, just east of Southfield Road.
No fee but all participants must be registered.
Register by calling the Parks & Recreation Information Desk at (248) 796-4620 (9 am-5 pm) or online via the gold button above.

Volunteer Information

(to satisfy Community Service requirement)

Volunteer at a Special Event

The success the Parks & Recreation Department enjoys with its special events is due in no small part to the generous help of our volunteers. From helping in behind-the-scenes ways such as with set up or clean up, to helping throughout the event in situations such as running a game area or helping with the children’s arts and crafts area, volunteers are an essential part of our programs. Please email Cathy Fresia, cfresia@cityofsouthfield.com or call her at (248) 796-4603 if you are willing to volunteer at a Parks & Recreation Department special event. Community service will be documented for any credit needed.


Volunteer to Help with Senior or Therapeutic Recreation Programs

The City of Southfield has specific volunteer opportunities available relating to seniors and/or therapeutic recreation (recreation programs designed for those individuals with disabilities). Opportunities to work directly with these groups within programs such as bounce volleyball, wheelchair basketball, golf, tennis, etc. are available by contacting Claudia Brewer cbrewer@cityofsouthfield.com at (248) 796-4673. Contact hours will be recorded for those needing documentation for school.