30715 W. Twelve Mile Rd.
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
Phone: (248) 471-9220
Fax: (248) 471-2053
Burgh Historical Park is a picturesque place to pass the time in Southfield. There is an on-site gazebo, which hosts annual concerts in the summer, and multiple flower gardens located throughout the property. See the website for more information on renting the area for private events. The park is open from sunrise to sunset.
Located in the West Bloomfield Woods Nature Preserve, the West Bloomfield Trail goes for 4.25 miles (6.83971 kilometers) through the 28 acre park (135520 yards). In the winter cross country skiing is a common activity on the trail. Wildlife watching can occur no matter the season.
Purchased by the City of Livonia in 1976, Greenmead is a historic farm that represents the agricultural legacy of Michigan. The site includes a historical village and many recreational facilities. More recently, it has also been used as an event venue featuring major events in the city.
With a beautiful garden and a Roman-style mausoleum, Oakland Hills Memorial Gardens is a cemetery where loved ones of all kinds, whether they be army officials or a beloved pet, are buried. Burials have taken place here since the early 20th Century. Designed by the Midwest Memorial Group, the cemetery itself is an expanse of garden landscape with tall, shady trees and a lake with pristine, still waters adding to the beauty of the gardens. The gardens are a thing of beauty, especially in autumn when the leaves on the trees leaves turn fiery red and gold.
Southfield Public Library is a great place to sit back and read and also be a part of the latest community events. There are regular Story Times for children scheduled in the event calendar, as well as comedy shows, and informational classes covering a range of topics. This three-storied glass encased book-house is a haven for book lovers of all genres and ages.
Pavilion Shore Park, located on the southern shore of Walled Lake is unique both in terms of environmental and historic terms. The park, which has several trails for biking and walking, a picnic area, a pier for fishing and many more facilities, was once the site of the Walled Lake Amusement Park and the Walled Lake Casino. The park had functioned during the early 1900s and casino, which was built in 1917 and destroyed in a fire in 1965, hosted many important musical groups of the time. Today, the area is under the protection of the Pavilion Shore Conservancy, an organization which is dedicated to preserving the ecological balance and historic heritage of the park.
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.
The Livonia Civic Center Library is one of the largest in town. It features a plethora of interesting books and rare publications, and has wireless internet access. This public library is also the venue for an array of children’s programs, workshops, concerts and community events.
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.
Parmenter's Northville Cider Mill has a long history in the city of Northville. It's the second oldest business in the city and has been in operation since 1873. During a visit, sample as many apple products as you can, including caramel apples, apple butter, and apple cider. Gorgeous grounds contain beautiful trees and a stream where adorable ducks reside.
If you are looking for a place where you can practice your golf skills then your search ends at the Oasis Golf Center. Here, amateur as well as professional golf enthusiasts can polish their abilities at the spectacular Golf Dome or at the driving range. The Golf Dome at the Oasis Golf Center is the only one of its kind in Wayne County; it's large enough to accommodate many golfers and leaves no room for complaint. With more than 150 tee stations, artificial and natural grass, the driving range gives an authentic golfing experience. The place also offers miniature golf so get your little ones along and watch them hone some golfing skills.