30715 W. Twelve Mile Rd.
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
Phone: (248) 471-9220
Fax: (248) 471-2053
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.
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.
The Shenandoah Country Club offers a premier golfing environment for the West Bloomfield community. One of the most appreciated in the neighborhood, this club is perfect for hosting your private, social or corporate events. This 93,000 square foot (8639.98 square meters) club can comfortably accommodate up to 500 guests. For further details, check out the website or call ahead.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This charming little track in the western suburb of Northville is the winter site for harness racing in the Detroit area. Racing begins in October, as soon as Hazel Park Raceway closes, and continues to the beginning of April. With some exceptions, racing is five nights a week, with the track dark Wednesdays and Sundays. Bettors can wager on other races from around the country. Views of the track are better in the 3000-seat grandstand than in the 1500-seat clubhouse. The track has been in operation since 1944, but renovations have kept it modern-looking.