Parks & Recreation

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


Neff Park is open daily from 6am to 11pm during the summer months.
The park restrooms are CLOSED for the season


If you are a new resident and wish to get your park pass, please contact the Parks and Recreation Office at (313.343.5257).

Park passes can be issued to individuals over the age of 10 residing within the City of Grosse Pointe. The passes are photo IDs, which can be renewed annually by completing the Emergency Response Form, which is mailed to households each year in early April

New Residents
If you are a new resident to the City of Grosse Pointe or have relocated within the City of Grosse Pointe, please call the Parks and Recreation Office (313.343.5257) to find out what documentation will be required to establish residency when you come in to apply for your park pass.

The Parks and Recreation Office is offering park pass hours  by appointment only.  Please contact the Parks and Recreation Office (313.343.5257) between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday to arrange an appointment time and confirm what documentation you will need to bring with you. 

Please call the Parks and Recreation Office to schedule an appointment during those times.

Current Residents Park Pass Renewal
The 2021 Emergency Response forms have been mailed out to current residents. To renew your park passes for the 2021 season, please complete the yellow sheet of paper and return it to City Hall.

Park Pass Replacement
If you have lost your park pass, one can be reprinted in the Parks and Recreation Office for a $5 fee. Please contact the office to set up an appointment time.

The City's Neff Park Pool is CLOSED for the season. See you next Memorial Day!


The City's Neff Park Marina and Kayak Launch is open from April 1 - October 31

Kayak Rentals - Closed for winter months
The two City kayaks are available to rent by advance reservation. Please call the Parks and Recreation Office for a reservation.

The kayaks are available to City residents over the age of 18, or over the age of 13 when accompanied by a parent or guardian. All residents using the kayaks must have a waiver on file, or fill one out prior to using the kayaks.

The cost is $5 per hour. We ask that you please bring exact change, or pay by check made out to the City of Grosse Pointe.
Please try to restrict your rental time to two hours or less. Kayaks may be rented beginning at 8:30am and must be returned prior to 8pm.

Please call the office (313.343.5257) between the hours of 8am and 4pm. Monday through Friday to reserve your time slot. Kayaks may be reserved no more than 3 days in advance and no less than 30 minutes in advance.

Kayaks are available to residents only.

NEFF PARK ICE RINK - Opening Saturday, January 15 at Noon

The Neff Park Ice Rink and Warming Room will open on Saturday, January 15 at Noon.

Weather pending, the Ice Rink and Warming Room are open every day 12:00/Noon until 7:00pm. Please check back daily as any closures of the rink will be reported here.   

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

Please remember a mask is required when inside the warming room


The tot lot remains open (seasonally) dependent upon weather.

Elworthy Field Tennis Courts are open for the season.

The platform tennis courts are open. Please refer to the Platform Tennis Main Page for additional 2021/2022 season information.

Platform Tennis Membership Reservations begin October 1st.  Reservations will be taken for play daily through April 30.  Members may use the courts from 8am to 10pm  Courts may be utilized by members without reservations on a first come, first serve basis during open play times.  Membership applications and information are available, please click HERE.   For the Seasonal Membership Application, please click HERE.

Elworthy Field's soccer field and ball diamonds are open with a valid field use permit.  Elworthy field use permit applications can be obtained HERE.


17th Annual Winterfest- Saturday, January 29 1PM - 5PM
Join the City’s Parks and Recreation Department for our Annual Winterfest at Neff Park between 1PM and 5PM. It is sure to be "practically perfect in every way!" 

You will be able to experience and partake in a variety of activities such as curling, scavenger hunt and games, ice sculpting, ice skating, broomball and a hockey shoot out. Then warm yourself by our fires with free s'mores and hot chocolate. 

Swing by the pavilion from 2:30PM to 3:30PM to snag a photo with a famous guest star!

A catered meal will be available at $5 per person. All meals will be Carry Out Only. 

Make sure to bring a mask (for indoor venues) along with your hat and gloves.  Park passes required for entry.

See you there!

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.

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 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

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