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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. 

The City of Grosse Pointe Parks and Recreation Department will be accepting applications for Lifeguards, Part Time Seasonal Maintenance and Night Gate Attendants. Candidates must have necessary certifications in Lifeguarding, First Aid and/or CPR depending on the position.  Previous experience in parks and recreation is preferred, or the equivalent experience.

Please click the links below for more information and the part-time employment application.
Upcoming Special Events, Dates and Discounts
New Resident Park Passes
Please call the Parks and Recreation office (313.343.5257) to find out what documentation you will need to provide when applying for your park pass.   

The Parks and Recreation office is located in Neff Park. Office hours are from 8AM-4PM, Monday thru Friday. Please contact the Parks and Recreation Office to arrange a time to come in and apply for your pass.




Neff Park Pool  - OPEN 

Neff Park Pools Reopened at Noon on Monday, July 22. Thank you for your patience

The Neff Park Pools will open for the season on Saturday, May 25, 2019. 

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


High Lake Levels and Neff Park Marina Finger Pier Risers

Due to the the high water level of Lake St Clair and the forecast for additional increases, the City has contracted with professional carpenters to prefabricate finger pier risers that will be constructed and installed throughout the Marina. These risers will extend out to the end cleats of each finger pier.  The cost of this construction will be paid for by the Marina Fund. 

Additionally, the higher lake levels in the Neff Park Marina will increase the likelihood of power cords hanging or dipping into the water, as the cords extend from the power tower to your boat.  Please make the necessary accommodations to your power cords to ensure that no part of the cord is exposed to the lake.  All necessary precautions have been taken by the City to ensure that no marina electrical is submerged in the higher water levels. A reminder that the Marina Rules and Regulations  provide the Harbor Master with the authority to shut off power, disconnect cords and perform other safety related tasks as needed, if a safety hazard exists.  If the Marina should become completely submerged, the power will be shut off until the water levels recede.

Camp Norbert Neff and Outdoor Movie

Come spend a night under the stars and Camp Out at Neff Park! The event begins on Friday, August 2 with dinner on your own and the Parks and Recreation Department offering Games and Arts and Crafts! Spread out your blankets for an outdoor movie at night followed by a bonfire with s'mores. The next morning, there is a breakfast before you leave! The cost of this event is $45 per family.


Registration Opens: Monday, July 8, 2019 
Cost: $45, Check Only

Event Dates: Friday, August 2, 2019 - Saturday, August 3, 2019

Lesson Registration NOW OPEN


Online and mail-in registration for swim and tennis lessons begins Monday, May 13.  When registering online, you may register for any or all of the three sessions we offer throughout the summer.  Please enroll your child in the same level for all sessions, and changes will be made as necessary in the office across the course of the summer.

Walk In registration will only occur the week prior to each session and will be limited to that session. Walk In Registration dates can be found in the Summer Newsletter at the top of the page. Walk In Registration for Session 3 begins Monday, July 22 and runs through Friday, July 26. This can be done directly in office and is payable with cash or check.


Please use the email you provided to us on your emergency response form as your login.  If you are new to the site, enter your email and press "Forgot Password" to have a randomly generated, temporary password sent to you.  Upon logging in, you can change your password to whatever you wish.  The site for online registration can be found by clicking HERE


Mail in registrations will also be accepted during this time.  That form can be found by clicking HERE

If you have any questions, please call: 313.343.5257

 

2019 All-Pointes Outdoor Movie-  New Date August 1, 2019

Grab your family, throw down a blanket and join all the Grosse Pointes for our 2019 Outdoor Movie! This year's movie will be held at Grosse Pointe Park's Patterson Park, and will be open to all residents of the Grosse Pointes. Please bring your resident park pass, as these will be checked at the gate.

August 1, 2019
Gates Open at 5:30PM
Movie Begins at 7:00PM

All Pointes' Summer Bash  for Tweens

Join with the Tweens of all the Grosse Pointes to celebate summer! Individuals ENTERING Grades 6-8 in the Fall of 2019 are invited to attend this summer bash! Activities include DJ, inflatables, Photo Booth, Food Trucks (with food available to purchase) and a foam party from 8 to 9pm (weather permitting!) 


Registration must be done by August 5. NO WALK INS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Please click HERE to register!

Individuals entering Grades 6-8 in the Fall of 2019
Thursday, August 8, 2019 6:30pm to 9pm
$10 per person
Completed Emergency Contact Form must be in hand upon arrival



Neff Park Marina  -  Open April 1 - November 1

All boats must be out of the Harbor by November 1st.  Annual renewals with the minimum deposit of 50% is due November 1st with the remaining balance due on or before February 1st.  All wells that do not receive the required deposit by the deadline will receive a $5 late fee for every week that the deposit is not paid.  All wells not paid for in full by February 1st will be forfeited and offered to residents on the waiting list.

Additional Marina information can be found,
 Here.  


Grosse Pointe Boat Club

Grosse Pointe Boat Club Membership Application - Interested in boating?  Join the Grosse Pointe Boat Club.  Headquartered in the "littlest" Club at Neff Park, the club promotes boating and water safety, enjoyment and seamanship, while providing sociability and fellowship among is members.  Boat ownership is not required.  if you have questions, please visit www.grossepointeboatclub.com.

 



2018 - 2019 Detroit Zoo - MParks 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 for details on Zoo Adventure Packaged Deals Click Here

2: Go direct to your online store 24/7 from any computer with an Internet connection to https://tickets.detroitzoo.org 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!
  


 

Helpful Links

Below is a list of helpful sites.






 

Neff Park Ice Rink and Warming Room - OPEN

 

The Ice Rink and Warming Room are currently OPEN


Weather pending, the Ice Rink and Warming Room are open everyday 12:00/Noon until 7:00pm.  

Join us for a warming fire catered with hot chocolate and s'mores every Saturday that the Ice Rink is open.


This winter we will continue to collect used ice skates to have available for Residents in the Neff Park Warming Room.  All sizes and types in good condition will be accepted. Please bring your skates to the Neff Park Office

 

 

 

2018 All Pointes Daddy Daughter Dance

The All Pointes Daddy Daughter Dance will take place on Saturday March 10 at 6:30pm in the Grosse Pointe South's Main Gym.  Registration opens February 1, 2018 with a cost of $8 per person.  Registration includes a single stem rose, appetizers, refreshments and dancing. 

The registration deadline is Sunday, March 4 at 11:59PM.

To register for the Daddy Daughter Dance, please click HERE.  



2018 All Pointes Daddy Daughter Dance

The All Pointes Daddy Daughter Dance will take place on Saturday March 10 at 6:30pm in the Grosse Pointe South's Main Gym.  Registration opens February 1, 2018 with a cost of $8 per person.  Registration includes a single stem rose, appetizers, refreshments and dancing. 

The registration deadline is Sunday, March 4 at 11:59PM.