Parks & Recreation
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. 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.
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.
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 2023 Emergency Response forms will be mailed out April 3 to all current pass holders. Please look for these mailers in the spring. The bright orange 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.
NEFF PARK POOL
The City's Neff Park Pool is CLOSED for the season. See you next Memorial Day Weekend!
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.
ROTARY TOT LOT
The tot lot remains open (seasonally) dependent upon weather.
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.
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
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
Below is a List of Links to 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