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Southfield Parks & Recreation cancels summer programs

The city of Southfield Parks & Recreation Department has cancelled all summer programming, including all classes, programs, camps, special events, athletic leagues and senior programs and trips through at least August 31, 2020 in an effort to keep Southfield safe. The Southfield Sports Arena pool will also be closed for the season; however, Evergreen Hills Golf Course and all Southfield parks and nature preserves will remain open.

“Parks & Recreation staff will continue to monitor the Governor’s Executive orders, CDC and county guidelines along with our city officials’ guidance regarding future programming and the appropriate time for the safe reopening of our facilities,” added Southfield Parks and Recreation Director Terry Fields. “In the absence of in-person programming, P&R staff have developed a virtual recreation program, Stay INterActive, that features daily activities, arts & crafts, games, helpful links, video tips and more. We will continue to develop and evolve this program and others throughout the coming months.”

Evergreen Hills Golf Course opened to the public on May 12. The course will continue to be open daily, weather permitting, from 8 a.m. to dusk. The weekday rate for 9 holes of golf and a cart is $22/person. Saturday and Sunday rates are $23/person for 9 holes and a power cart. The walking rate on weekdays for 9 holes remains $12/person. Saturday and Sunday walking rate is $13/person. All tee times must be booked and paid in advance with a credit card by calling (248) 796-4666. No cash or walk-ins will be accepted.

All Southfield parks are open from dawn to dusk and there are no park entrance fees. Please note that while at the park, amenities including playground equipment are not sanitized. We remind visitors to follow CDC safety guidelines by wearing masks, practicing social distancing and washing your hands following your visit.

Residents are reminded to continue to visit Southfield Park & Recreation’s Facebook page @SouthfieldParksandRecreation to Stay INterActive Southfield.

For more information, call Parks & Recreation Information Desk at (248) 796-4620 or visit the City’s website at www.cityofsouthfield.com/departments/parks-recreation for a full list of cancellations, closures and further updates. Staff will return all calls should residents reach and leave voicemail.

Summer 2020 Programs Statement
Stay INterActive

Stay INterActive Virtual Recreation Program

Check out our Facebook page for daily activities, helpful links, video tips and more as part of our Stay INterActive virtual recreation program! We are ALL in this together Southfield

Southfield Parks & Recreation Facebook Page

Open Gym @ Beech Woods Recreation Center

The Beech Woods Recreation center is currently closed. Please check their Facebook page (@BeechWoodsRecCenter) for updates.

Ages 9 - 17 years old
Monday through Friday 3:30-6:00 pm

$3/day for Southfield residents; $5/day for non-residents
$1 fee to replace a lost Open Gym Membership Card.

Parents/adults are NOT allowed on the court during Youth Open Gym. 

To participate in Open Gym, participants must be pre-registered. Pre-registration is done prior to participation, with the child and parent/guardian present, at the Beech Woods Recreation Center office only. Parents must bring child's Birth Certificate with them when registering. Once the child is pre-registered, they will be allowed participation in after school gym programs for the year. Pre-registration allows us to better control and supervise the facility to make the recreation center a safe place for the entire community. 

Parents/adults are NOT allowed on the court during Open Gym. Open Gym is limited to 20 kids per court (60 total participants).

For more information, please call the Beech Woods Recreation Center at (248) 796-4670.

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.