2020 Leaf Collection Schedule

CLICK HERE for a copy of leaf collection procedures and the 2020 pickup schedule.  Leaf collection ends December 4, 2020.

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 parks and facilities. 
 

COVID-19
This summer, the Governor lifted the Stay at Home Order.  In addition to this announcement, both the Governor and Wayne County rescinded their orders on pool openings.  As a result, the City’s Department of Parks and Recreation began a return to more normal operations.  City Staff is checking park passes, but the Park Office remains closed to the public.


With limitations set on group gatherings, Neff Park group permits will not be accepted this season.  However, the City's Parks and Recreation Department is accepting rental requests for the Neff Park boat club and pavilion.  Rental request forms can be obtained from the City's website.   Please call the park office for facility availability.  The playground and walking paths at Neff Park are open, but the pool, marina, and bathrooms are closed for the season.  The platform tennis courts and tot lot at Elworthy Field are open, but the regular tennis courts are closed for the season.


Due to COVID-19 precautions, we ask that you follow these guidelines while visiting the City's parks and recreation facilities:

  1. Avoid close contact with people by maintaining 6 feet of distance between yourself and from others not in your immediate family.
  2. Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others.
  3. Boaters should only be utilizing their boat with their immediate family or family residing in the same house.
  4. Residents should be aware of Neff Park's closing time and exit by 11 p.m.

For additional information and facts on the virus, visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.

We appreciate your cooperation during these unprecedented times.  Stay safe and stay well.

                                               
NEFF PARK HOURS
Neff Park is open daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
The park restrooms are closed for the season


NEFF PARK POOL IS CLOSED FOR THE SEASON

Neff Park Pool closed Labor Day (Monday, September 7, 2020). 



NEFF PARK MARINA UPDATE
The City's Neff Park Marina opened Friday May 1.  The kayak launch is also available for use.  Park gates open daily at 6 a.m. and close at 11 p.m.

Due to COVID-19 precautions, please follow these guidelines while using the Neff Park Marina:

  • All boaters must follow the CDC and Governor’s Order regarding social distancing which requires maintaining a 6-foot distance from others not in your immediate family.
  • Boaters should only be utilizing their boat with their immediate family or family residing in the same house.
  • Boaters should be aware of closing time and exit the park before 11 p.m.
  • Neff Park restrooms are open daily from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

ELWORTHY FIELD

The tot lot and platform tennis courts are open.
The tennis courts, soccer field, and ball diamonds are closed for the season.


PARK PASSES

To better serve our residents, the Parks and Recreation Department will be transitioning to a new database for park passes. In order to allow for a smooth transition, we will be taking a break from making park passes for the month of December. If you are a new resident and wish to get your park pass, please contact us (313.343.5257)  in January to set up an appointment. Have a wonderful Holiday Season! 

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 will be 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. We ask that you please wear a facemask or cloth face covering  for your appointment.
  

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


UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS, DATES, AND DISCOUNTS
 

2020 - 2021 Platform Tennis
As of August 26, 2020, the platform tennis courts have been reopened. Please refer to the Platform Tennis main page for more information.

First Day for Platform Tennis Membership Reservations will be October 1st.  Reservations will be taken for play daily through April 30.  Members may use the courts from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.  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


2019 - 2020 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!




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.


 
Below is a List of Links to Helpful Sites: