24977 Northwestern Hwy
Southfield, MI 48076
Phone: (248) 357-9990
Fax: (248) 358-0140
The Civic Center Park promises hours of fun for the whole family. The park boasts stellar recreational facilities that cater to a variety of sporting, recreational and leisure activities. While adults can spend the day at the Eagle Hills Golf Course enjoying a challenging game with fellow golfers, children and the young at heart will find much to delight in at the park's playground and baseball fields. The park also boasts an outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, an ice skating arena, sand volley ball courts, handball courts and sheltered picnic spots that are open to all. The park's wooded area is an attraction in itself and is a favorite amongst the city's nature lovers. You can easily while away hours at a time strolling along trails that weave their way through the dense foliage and tall trees that shelter much of the Civic Center Park.The park is open throughout the year during daylight hours.
Spread over an area of close to 42 acres, the Bauervic Woods Park is a haven of peace and tranquility amidst the hustle and bustle of Southfield. The heavily wooded park offers an opportunity to reap the benefits of a little outdoor fun without having to venture far from the comfort of your home. While outdoor enthusiasts will find much to rouse their interest along the trails that traverse the park, families with kids will delight in the playground and picnic spots set up here. Keep an eye out for the birds and local wildlife sheltering beneath the verdant canopy of trees, as you make your way through the Bauervic Woods Park. The park is open throughout the year from sunrise to sunset.
Plum Hollow Country Club is a private clubhouse nestled in a picturesque setting. This members-only facility was established in 1921 and offers guests unrivaled hospitality. Enjoy rounds of golf on their state-of-the-art course, or a swim or game of tennis. A great place to dine, they also feature multi-purpose rooms and excellent services ideal to host wedding receptions and special functions.
The Detroit Zoological Park is one of the nation's oldest and most stately zoos. Its huge main campus is located on land situated in the suburb of Huntington Woods but owned by the city of Detroit. Renovations of many of the zoo's older buildings and new exhibits have modernized the zoo. Popular exhibits include the new Amphibiville, home of the National Amphibian Conservation Center, a Wildlife Interpretive Center and adjacent butterfly/hummingbird gallery, a chimpanzee exhibit, a penguinarium and a model farm. The grounds are large and a free train is often crowded in summer.
Golf enthusiasts will find this an ideal spot to enjoy live action. An award winning venue with two 18-hole courses, it is host to professional golf tournaments and tickets sell like hot cakes. Tree lined fairways, smooth, rolling greens and loads of hazards make it a spot for some challenges. The north course opened in 1924 and is exclusively for members, while the south course has been witness to some winning thwacks during the 1924, 1937, 1961, 1985 and 1996 U.S. Opens and also hosted the 2008 PGA championships. The clubhouse itself is a replica of George Washington's Mt. Vernon home and is worth a visit.
Cranbrook House is one of the oldest manor home in Southeastern Michigan, and has amazing gardens to go along with it. Guests interested in visiting the historic home can partake in guided tours, conducted several times a day, where they can learn all about the history of the house. To visit the gardens, guests can give themselves self-guided tours and explore to their hearts' content. The garden greenhouse is also open for visits and has all kinds of special features like 'living walls' and 'demonstration gardens' so you can draw inspiration for your own.
Since it opened in 1953, Hazel Park Raceway has been the place to go on summer nights to bet on the horses. Those placing bets can wager not only on the night's live races but on others televised from around the country. The towering grandstand and the large clubhouse, offers seats with good views of the track. The barn area is behind the grandstand and near the parking lot, so horses are led to and from the races in plain view of the spectators. This is a great place to go to, for some local flavor and entertainment.
Whether if it's just you and a few friends, or if it's a large scale party, the Troy Family Aquatic Center is the ultimate summer fun zone. Swimmers can either buy a one-day pass or for the avid adventure seekers, the seasonal pass also available. Tube slides, water trees, sand area, a deck with lounge chairs, the aquatic center is a paradise. It is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Check website for varying hours of operation.
Founders Sports Park in Farmington Hills offers visitors a variety of options for play. The 101 acre (488840 yards) park offers a shuffle board court, six soccer fields, eight baseball fields, four volleyball courts and two basketball courts. Call ahead to know more.
Take a thrilling trip down the Triple Turn water slide, enjoy the wave pool and relax on a tube on the gentle 990 foot (301 meter) long River Ride. Children love the Soak Station with 68 fun-filled features, including water slides and water jets. If you want your toddler to join the action visit the Spray & Play area that is geared towards that age range. Please note that this is a seasonal attraction and will also be closed if there is bad weather. Check website for information about their varying open dates and hours.
The West Bloomfield Family Aquatic Center is a great option for a family outing. The center features swimming pools, of course, as well as picnic areas, vending machines, and even a banquet and meeting room for private events like birthday parties. In addition to free swim, the West Bloomfield Family Aquatic Center offers various levels of swimming lessons as well as hosting various events throughout the swimming season.
Nestled to the north west of Warren, the vast expanse encompassing 80 acres (32.37 hectares) of space is home to the Halmich Park. The park comprises of areas that can be used to play various sports: tennis courts, baseball pitch and soccer field. There is a playground section for little kids, filled with swings and slides. Canopies offer guests a shaded space to relax and unwind. The parking lot is situated to one end of the park.