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. 

Governor Whitmer Orders Residents to “Stay Home, Stay Safe’ For Michigan
In order to help stop the spread of COVID-19, the Neff Park Office, Bathhouse, Playground, and Elworthy Feild's Tennis Courts and Platform Courts are CLOSED
 to public visitors until further notice.
Neff Park Group Permit and Pavilion Rental Requests will not be received until the lock down has been lifted.  
We appreciate your cooperation during these unprecedented times.  Stay safe and stay well.

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 located in Neff Park. Office hours are from 8 AM-4 PM, Monday thru Friday. Please contact the Parks and Recreation Office to arrange a time to come in and apply for your pass.

Pass Replacement
If you have lost your park pass, one can be reprinted in the Parks and Recreation Office for a $5 fee. 

Upcoming Special Events, Dates and Discounts
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 Ice Rink and Warming Room -  Is Closed For The Season
The Ice Rink and Warming Room is open for the season, weather pending.  Please check the website daily for updates or changes 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 8 AM to 10 PM.  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

2020 All Pointes Daddy Daughter Dance  Postponed - Details To Follow 
The City will no longer issue permits for large gatherings or events due to the COVID-19.  As a result, The All Pointes Daddy/Daughter Dance scheduled for March 21st has been postponed.  Additional details regarding refunds or the potential of an additional event will follow.

16th Annual Spring Egg Hunt - CANCELLED
The Sixteenth Annual Spring Egg Hunt will take place on Thursday, April 9 at 5:00pm.  Children of all ages are welcome to join us to collect the eggs scattered throughout the park and redeem them for a candy bag and a chance to win a prize!
We will have Peter Cottontail on site, so bring your camera for an opportunity to get a picture with him!  All those who visit him will also get a chocolate sucker. 
Once again, there will be Golden Eggs hidden throughout the park!  Those individuals who find one of these special eggs will receive a special prize!

Cost is $5 per child and no outside baskets will be allowed.  Park Passes are required for entry. 

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

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 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!
Helpful LinksBelow is a list of helpful sites.