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Parks & Recreation


The Parks and Recreation Department plans and directs year round recreational programs and operations.  The Director of Parks and Recreation supervise an extensive seasonal staff in coordinating the many activities planned and related to recreation fields, courts, buildings, pool, marina and related facilities. 


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2014 Summer Recreation Newsletter Now Available: Click Here
Recreation Classes
Descriptions of our swimming and aquatics programs can be found Here
Early and Online Registration
Participants must be full-time residents of the City to register during the early registration period.  Early registrations for nonresident participants will not be accepted; nonresident participants must register during the in-person period for that session. 
To register online, please Click Here.  For swimming lessons, participants will be placed in the same level for all sessions as in the first session.
***To utilize the online registration, please use the e-mail address you provided to us as your account username, and click "FORGOT PASSWORD" If you have used the online registration system before, you can simply use the password you established in the past
Mail-in registration forms can be found Here.  All early registrations will be processed in the order that they are received. 
Upcoming Special Events, Dates and Discounts: 
Evening Hours for New Resident Park Passes and Reprints
The Parks and Recreation Office located in Neff Park next to the pool, will be open in the evening on the following dates for new residents to obtain their park passes. We will also be available for reprints of passes at these times:
Monday April 14:          4PM-7PM
Tuesday April 15:         4PM-7PM
Wednesday April 23:    4PM-7PM
Thursday April 24:        4PM-7PM 
10th Annual Spring Egg Hunt is April 17, 2014 at 5PM
This annual event is for ages 8 and under.  Activities will include Egg Hunt, Candy Bags, Golden Egg prizes, Petting Farm, a gift certificate raffle and a photo op with Peter Cottontail.  The cost is $3 per child.  Egg hunt bags will be provided and must be used; sorry, no baskets or other outside bags will be permitted.
2014 Norbs Swim Season
Our annual team registration meeting and team fitting will be held Wednesday, May 7 at 5:30 pm in the Neff Park Pavilion. At this meeting, we will be providing additional information about the upcoming season. Harper Sports will be available for fittings and to take orders for Norbs gear and team suits.

Please review the parent guide included at the link below. It should help explain team policies and procedures. We welcome any suggestions or comments to improve this guide; we want it to be useful for you. Additional information regarding the league and league rules are available at the park office.  If you have any questions, please call the park office.

For copies of the Swimteam Registration Packet, Click Here

Neff Park Pool Opens Memorial Day Weekend; Saturday May 24, 2014

For additional information about pool hours and aquatic programs, Click Here

Neff Park Marina Opens April 1, 2014
2013 - 2014 Platform Tennis:
First Day for Membership Reservations will be October 1st, 2013.
Membership applications and information availble for the 2013 - 2014 Season, Click Here 
Neff Park Ice Rink and Warming Room CLOSED for the season 
2014 All Pointes Daddy Daughter Dance; Saturday March 22, 2014
The Fourth Annual All Pointes Daddy Daughter Dance will take place at Grosse Pointe South's Main Gym on Saturday March 22 from 7 - 9PM. Registration opens February 1st, 2014 with a cost of $8 per person.  Registration includes a single stem rose, appetizers, refreshments, photo and dancing.  There is a registration deadline of Monday March 17th, 2014.   To register online, Click Here.
2013 - 2014 Detroit Red Wings Hockey - DISCOUNT TICKETS
Through the Michigan Recreation and Parks Association the City of Grosse Pointe has teamed up for the 2013/2014 season to take advantage of special discounted tickets for selected games.  To purchase tickets and to view special game dates, Click Here.
 2014 Detroit Zoo MRPA Partnership - DISCOUNT TICKETS
We are excited to announce that the City of Grosse Pointe will continue the Detroit Zoo's TICKETS & MORE Online Discount program!

City Residents may now buy specially priced tickets for the Detroit Zoo over the Internet with the added convenience of printing your tickets and then presenting them at the Zoo entrance. Simply visit our exclusive Detroit Zoo Tickets & More Discount Online Ticket Store in either of the following two ways:

1: Click Here for additional program details for General Admission, and Click Here for details on Zoo More Packaged Deals.

2: Go direct to your online store 24/7 from any computer with an Internet connection to and enter your exclusive store name password: City of Grosse Pointe

Purchasing tickets has never been easier! We hope you and your family enjoy the Detroit Zoo this season!

Grosse Pointe Park Okulski Theater:
This winter City Residents are welcome to use Grosse Pointe Park's movie theater between November 15th and April 15th.  City Residents must show a valid park pass to be admitted.  No guests.  Tickets may be purchased on the day of, up to one hour prior to the show.  For movie information or additional questions, call 313-822-4313 or visit