Adult Recreation Center


Southfield Senior Services

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, or email

Please note: Southfield Parks & Recreation Department and Southfield Senior Services no longer accept personal checks as payment for any class, program, special event, trip, membership or room/site rental.

Senior Activities 

Senior Adult 50+ Program Survey

Let us know how we can improve your experience with us! Print out the survey to fill out then bring it with you the next time you come into the Adult Recreation Center 50+ or mail it in to us.

Day Trips

The Adult Recreation Center 50+ 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 Adult Recreation Center 50+ events are posted below in pdf format and are available in print at the Adult Recreation Center 50+ offices in the Parks & Recreation Building. Their offices open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. 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.

Monthly Trips

Day Trips

Casino Trips

Senior Gardens at Mary Thompson Farm

The Southfield Senior Garden program is available to city of Southfield residents who are 50 years of age or older. It is administered by the Parks & Recreation Department through Senior Services. Anyone interested in applying for a garden plot ($45 annual fee) must fill out a Garden Plot Application (pdf) and submit it to Senior Services. All requests for a garden plot must be in writing and only one request per mailing address will be accepted. Garden plots are assigned based upon their availability. Verification of residency and age is required before any garden plot is assigned.

Please direct all your garden questions and applications to Nicole Messina, Senior Division Coordinator, or call (248) 796-4650.

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, golf, tai chi, water exercise, and line dancing. Programs are open to all residents (and non-residents) age 50 and over unless otherwise noted. To view current offerings, please download the Spring Summer 2019 Southfield Parks & Recreation Activities Guide (pdf).

For more information on specific classes, please call Senior Services at (248) 796-4650 or e-mail

Beech Woods Recreation & Wellness Center

Senior Sport Drop-In

This is a drop in program and you pay for only the programs you attend. Please check in and pay at the Beech Woods Recreation Center front desk to receive your wristband for the day.
Resident: $1/Day N/R: $2/Day

Senior Bounce Volleyball Practice

The game is played by standard volleyball rules except that the ball can bounce once before you hit it. Drop-in Bounce Volleyball will be canceled by 10:30 AM each day if there is not a minimum of 6 players present.
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at the Beech Woods Recreation Center
No Drop-in Practice on Wednesdays from November 7 through March 27 due to league play.


All skill levels welcome. Racquets and balls available to use on site. Tuesday 9:00 AM– 2:00 PM at the Beech Woods Recreation Center. 

Senior Tennis

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced player, you will find a match that is right for you. Now playing outdoors at the Civic Center Park tennis courts. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9:00 AM–12:00 PM.