Parks & Recreation, City of Southfield

Address: 26000 Evergreen Road, Parks & Recreation Building
Southfield,, MI
Phone: (248) 796-5000 Website:

The Parks & Recreation Department is responsible for over 780 acres of park land and open spaces at 33 sites throughout the City, including 333 acres of dedicated nature preserves.


The City of Southfield is the home of Michigan’s first baseball field for children with any physical or mental disability. Working with The Miracle League, the City constructed a special field designed with a custom synthetic turf and handicapped accessible dugouts, restrooms and drinking fountains.


The Parks & Recreation Department offers a large variety of recreation programs at facilities which include two nine-hole golf courses, a lighted driving range, a 50-meter outdoor swimming pool, a senior adult center, an indoor athletic field house, an indoor ice arena and a neighborhood recreation center.


Beech Woods Recreation Center

Beech Woods Recreation Center, the premier field house facility in metro  Detroit, is nestled in the southwest corner of Southfield, on Beech Road just south of Nine Mile Road.


Located inside the Beech Woods Park, Beech Woods Recreation Center features over 17,000 square feet of gymnasium space. The Center has the capability to run three collegiate basketball games simultaneously in addition to four volleyball or tennis courts, indoor golf nets, and a complete wellness/fitness center.



Pattie Dearie-Koski

Phone: (248) 796-4644





Adaptive Recreation

Beech Woods Recreation Center offers several fun and exciting sporting opportunities for people with disabilities. Adaptive programs include wheelchair basketball, golf and tennis.


Jr. Michigan Thunderbirds Wheelchair Basketball

The Junior Michigan Thunderbirds were formed in 2003 by Southfield Parks and Recreation in conjunction with Oakland County Parks and the Michigan Thunderbirds Organization. The team was formed to offer more opportunity for young athletes to compete in the Junior Division of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA).


Southfield Special Forces

Southfield Special Forces offers social/group interaction, life skills, field trips, fitness and dance classes, bowling leagues, and special events. The Team Southfield Special Olympics team participates in local and statewide Special Olympics events.


Programs are open to individuals of all abilities, however, those needing one-on-one supervision must be accompanied by a caregiver.


Contact Adaptive Recreation:

Claudia Brewer

Phone: (248) 796-4673




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