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. Winter hours vary. 

Please make sure to have your park passes with you at all times. Beginning Sunday, May 1, 2022, park passes will be scanned at the front gate entrance.
The park restrooms are currently open.

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. 

Currently, park pass appointments will be available Monday - Saturday, with evening hours available on Thursdays.  Beginning June 27, the evening hours will switch to Tuesday evenings. Please call the Parks and Recreation Office to schedule an appointment during those times.

Current Residents Park Pass Renewal
The 2022 Emergency Response forms will be mailed out April 1 to all current pass holders. To renew your park passes for the 2022 season, please complete the purple 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 OPEN
Click Here to view a complete schedule of all pool hours.


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

Kayak Rentals - Resumed May 1, 2022
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.

Grosse Pointe Public Library

On Friday, July 1 beginning at 11AM, the Grosse Pointe Public Library will be in the pavilion running a special event for the children of our community. Please come join them for some fun between 11AM and 1PM!

Blended Learning Lifeguard Training Course

The City of Grosse Pointe will be offering a Red Cross Blended Learning Lifeguard Training Course. Pre-requisites for the course are that participants must be 15 years of age by the last day of the course, be able to swim 300 meters continuously using front crawl and breaststroke, retrieve a 10 pound brick from 9 feet of water and tread for 2 minutes with no hands.

Those who register will have to complete 9 hours of online training prior to the first in-person session. Upon registration, each participant will be issued a voucher and provided with instructions on how to complete this training.  In person session dates are listed below:

Monday, July 11      5PM to 9PM
Tuesday, July 12     5PM to 9PM
Thursday, July 14   5PM to 9PM
Friday, July 15        5PM to 9PM
Saturday, July 16   8AM to Noon

Participants must attend ALL sessions in order to complete the course and be certified. Please call the Parks and Recreation Office with any questions. 
Please click the following link to register Lifeguard Class Registration

2022 Early Morning Lap Swim

Early morning lap swim began Saturday, May 28 and runs throughout the course of the summer. This opportunity is open to residents only. You must register for the summer, and you will be checked in at the front gate on a daily basis. For Early Morning Lap swim hours and registration information, please visit our Aquatics Page

2022 Summer Swim Lessons

Information regarding our summer swim lessons for 2022 can be found by visiting the Swim Lessons page of our website. Session dates, registration information and time of lessons can all be found there. 
Beginner Diving Class will be offered Session 2 (July 11 thru July 22). The class will run from Noon to 1PM. Please visit the Swim Lessons page for instructions on how to register

2022 Summer Tennis Lessons

The City has partnered with Court4 Detroit to offer tennis lessons. Information regarding our tennis lessons for 2022 can be found by visiting the Tennis Page of our website. Information about skills levels offered, and how to register can be found there.  

City of Grosse Pointe NORBS Swim Team

Norbs swim team registration packets and team information are now available for the upcoming 2022 Summer Season. Please click HERE to visit the Swim Team page


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.


The Grand Experience presented by NERPA
As a member of the Northeast Recreation and Parks Association, residents of the City of Grosse Pointe aged 50 and older have a special opportunity to stay in the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. Rooms will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis and can be single, double or triple occupancy. 

Registration will begin on Thursday, April 14 at 8:30AM IN PERSON at the Recreation Authority of Roseville and Eastpointe located at 18185 Sycamore, Roseville, MI 48066.

Please see the flier linked HERE for more details and information

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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