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. City staff may ask to see them at any time.  The park restrooms are open for the summer season

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. 

Evening/Weekend Park Pass Dates (Please check back as more dates become available)
Thursday, June 8      4:30PM - 7:15PM
Saturday, June 10    Noon - 3:15PM
Thursday, June 15    4:30PM - 7:15PM
Saturday, June 17     10:00AM - 3:15PM

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.

The City's Neff Park Pool is OPEN for the season. Please click HERE for complete information about pool hours

Open Swim and Lap Swim

Saturday May 27th - Friday, June 16th 

OPEN SWIM -  BOTH POOLS                                         
Monday-Thursday: 4:00 – 8:00 pm
Friday: 4:00 – 9:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

LAP SWIM                                                                                                                                                     
Monday – Friday: 6:00 – 10:00 am
Saturday: 6:00 – 8:00 am
Sunday: 8:00 – 10:00 am

Lap Swim: 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Open Swim: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

2023 Summer Swim Lessons

Information regarding our summer swim lessons for 2023 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. 

City of Grosse Pointe NORBS Swim Team

Norbs swim team registration packets and team information are now available for the upcoming 2023 Summer Season. Please click HERE to visit the Swim Team page

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

Kayak Rentals - Will begin May 1, 2023
The two City kayaks are available to rent by advance reservation. 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.

The tot lot remains open (seasonally) dependent upon weather.

Elworthy Field Tennis Courts are open for the season.

The platform tennis courts are open. Reservations for the 2022-2023 season will begin October 1, 2022. Please refer to the Platform Tennis Main Page for additional 2022/2023 season information.

Platform Tennis/Pickleball Membership Reservations begin October 1st.  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.

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.


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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