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
Neff Park is open daily from 6am to 11pm during the summer months. Winter hours are 7:30AM to 7:00PM
Please make sure to have your park passes with you at all times. City staff may ask to see them at any time.  The park restrooms are closed and winterized. There is no running water in the bathhouse building. The bathrooms will open for the season on Wednesday, May 1, 2024

NEFF PARK - PARK PASSES
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. 

Current Residents Park Pass Renewal
The 2024 Emergency Response forms will be mailed out April 1 to all current pass holders. Please look for these mailers in the spring. The bright pink form will need to be returned to City Hall for your park passes to be renewed. 

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. 

GROUP PERMITS AND PAVILION REQUESTS
For more information on how to submit a request for a group permit or pavilion reservation, please visit the Group Permit and Pavilion Request home page. The form needed to submit a request is also linked HERE

NEFF PARK POOL


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

NORBS SWIM TEAM
Information regarding the 2024 NORBS Swim Team, and a registration packet, can be found by visiting the Swim Team Page of the website



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

Kayak Rentals - CLOSED for the season
The two City kayaks are available to rent by advance reservation ONLY. Please call the Parks and Recreation Office for a reservation. Weekend reservations must be arranged no later than 3:00 pm on the preceding Friday. 

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.


                                             2024 Neff Park Kayak Dock Fundraising Campaign
                            2024 GP Foundation Kayak Flyer

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ELWORTHY FIELD
ROTARY TOT LOT
The tot lot remains open (seasonally) dependent upon weather.

TENNIS COURTS
Elworthy Field Tennis Courts are open for the season.

PLATFORM TENNIS/PICKLEBALL COURTS
The platform tennis courts are open. Please refer to the Platform Tennis Main Page for 2023/2024 season information.

Platform Tennis/Pickleball Membership Reservations run year round.  Reservations will be taken for play daily.  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. The yearly membership begins on October 1 and runs through September 30 of the following year


NERPA Pickleball Tournament
The Northeast Recreation and Parks Association is hosting a Pickleball Tournament at Grosse Pointe Woods Lakefront Park on Saturday, June 1, 2024. 

Details and Registration for the Open Doubles Competitive Tournament (Rating 3.5 and higher) can be found here
https://www.mparks.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1843333&group=

Details and Registration for the 50 and Up Doubles Beginner and Intermediate Tournament (Rating 2.5-3.0) can be found here
https://www.mparks.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1843053&group=

SOCCER FIELD AND BALL DIAMONDS
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.




UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS, DATES, AND DISCOUNTS

NERPA GRAND EXPERIENCE TRIP

The Northeast Recreation and Parks Association (NERPA) invites individuals age 50 and up to participate in this all-inclusive trip to the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, complete with five-course dinners, a wide variety of unique programs and activities such as tournaments, crafts, dancing, carriage tours, and more that will make your stay at this world class destination a truly Grand Experience. Two trip options are available; self-driving or charter bus. The charter bus will depart from the Grosse Pointe Woods Community Center.

Registration Information

  • Rooms will be sold on a 1st come 1st served basis beginning on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, at 8:30 a.m. at the Recreation Authority Center of Roseville & Eastpointe.
  • All registration will take place at the Recreation Authority Center of Roseville & Eastpointe at 18185 Sycamore, Roseville, MI 48066.
  • 50% deposit is due at the time of registration. Final payment is due by August 9, 2024.
  • For double or triple occupancy ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER in the same transaction. Complete one form per person.
  • Only (1) representative per room is required to be present to register for the trip. This designated representative person does NOT have to be going on the trip. This will allow for participants who are unable to make the registration date secure their room.
For full information, please reference the flyer linked HERE

 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 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!


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.



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