Parks & Recreation
Click for the 2019 Summer Parks and Recreation Newsletter
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 - CLOSED for the Season
The Neff Park Pools are closed for the season. Thank you for a wonderful summer and see you next year on Memorial Day Weekend!
For additional information about pool hours and aquatic programs, Click Here
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.
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 live 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.
Neff Park Ice Rink and Warming Room - COMING SOON
The Ice Rink and Warming Room are currently, COMING SOON. Please check the website for daily updates
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
2019 - 2020 Platform Tennis
First Day for Platform Tennis Membership Reservations will be October 1st, 2019. 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 available for the 2019 - 2020 Season, Click Here for more information
For the 2019-2020 Membership Application, please click HERE
The Annual Village Tree Lighting and Family Jingle and Mingle - Friday November 22, 2019
Festivities take place at the corner of St. Clair Road and Kercheval Avenue at 5:30 p.m. The official lighting of the Christmas tree is at 6 p.m.
The Tree Lighting features carols sung by Grosse Pointe South’s Pointe Singers as well as free refreshments including hot chocolate sponsored by the Grosse Pointe Boat Club, and warming fires with free s'mores sponsored by the City’s Parks and Recreation Department.
Additional children’s activities include free face painting and letters to Santa. Santa’s Reindeer will also be on sight for photos along with a special guest appearance from a resident of Whoville.
As part of the evening’s festivities, this year’s Family Jingle & Mingle includes a Holiday Social serving refreshments including drinks and burgers starting at 5:30 pm. The Tree Lighting Celebration is compliments of the City of Grosse Pointe Foundation, the annual Village Christmas Tree decoration sponsor.
The Tree Lighting with Family Jingle and Mingle is presented by the City of Grosse Pointe and cosponsored by the City of Grosse Pointe Foundation.
The K-Line Trolley will run from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22 on Kercheval between Grosse Pointe City and Grosse Pointe Park.
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!
Below is a list of helpful sites.
- A Guide for a Cleaner Boating Environment
- Great Lakes Levels and Hydrology - An informative site with local water levels, water temperatures, and much more
- NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
- Project Bloom - Sponsor a Garden