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2018 Southfield Lifestyle

The Southfield Lifestyle is the premier community resource guide for Southfield and Lathrup Village Michigan. Based on information content, not articles, Lifestyle provides all the information you need to navigate the Greater Southfield area. It's easy to use format also lends itself to being the locally focused visitors guide and relocation guide for Greater Southfield.

Sports & Recreation

Sports & Recreation Basketball Michigan Playmakers (AAu) P.O. Box 1063 Farmington Hills 48332 (248) 688-2998 Camps, leagues and tournaments for children ages 4-16 at a variety of locations in Southfield. Michigan AAu Boys Basketball (269) 327-8074 Michigan girls AAu Basketball 25620 Catalina, Southfield 48075 (313) 410-7481 oak Park Junior Knights (248) 691-7555 Co-ed basketball and prep camp for children in grades 1 – 8. Offered through Oak Park Parks and Recreation Department. Southfield Youth Basketball League (248) 796-4620 Boys and girls fall and winter league information at Beech Woods Recreation Center can be found online. T.e.A.M. Basketball AAU competitive teams for boys and girls in 4th – 12th grades. Log on for registration and location information. Biking, Hiking, Walking Lathrup Village Has walking/jogging paths in Annie Lathrup and Goldengate parks. There is a map online at or call (248) 557-2600 Southfield Has an extensive bike route including an asphalt path along Civic Center Dr. and 12 Mile Rd. from Southfield to Telegraph Rd. The Civic Center has four walking paths and nature trails as well. All locations can be seen via maps online at or call (248) 796-4620 for information. Carpenter Lake Nature Preserve 10 Mile Rd. and Inkster Rd. Southfield One mile loop thru mature woods by lake. Lots of wildlife viewing! League of Michigan Bicyclists (LMB) (888) 642-4537 Lists all Detroit Metro area clubs that have organized tour biking or racing. Michigan Department of Natural Resources Biking, mountain biking, hiking and off road vehicle trails are listed by park and trail name. Michigan Mountain Biking Association One of the largest affiliates of the International Mountain Bicycling Association. There are nine chapters throughout the state. Log on to connect to chapter links and detailed info regarding location of trails. oakland County There is a detailed list of the emerging “Oak Routes” network of trails and paths covering much of the 910 square miles of the County. Links to the Oakland County Parks are also listed here. For more information see the complete list of Oakland County Parks at the end of this section. FOOT GOLF The City of Southfield’s Beech Woods Golf Course is certified by the American Foot Golf League. A combination of soccer and golf, the sport is played with a regulation soccer ball on the golf course following the rules of golf. For information, log on to or contact Beech Woods at (248) 796-4655. A registration certificate must be purchased for all watercraft with permanently attached engines and for anything longer than 16 feet. Log on to the Secretary of State website at www.michigan,gov/sos for more information. Official safety course information may be obtained at Boating There are numerous lakes in Oakland County that have hard surface ramps for Watercraft trailers. They include: Cass Lake, Dodge Park in Waterford Township Maceday Lake, Waterford Township Pontiac Lake Recreation Area, Waterford Township oakland Lake, Independence and Waterford Townships orchard Lake, West Bloomfield Lake orion, in Bald Mountain Recreation Area Long Lake and Proud Lake in the Proud Lake Recreation Area For more information see the “Parks” listings later in this section. oakland County Parks offer boat rentals in Addison Oaks (rowboat, pedal boat, kayak) Groveland Oaks (rowboat, pedal boat, kayak) Independence Oaks (rowboat, pedal boat, kayak, canoe, and electric motors) A small boat launch is located at Orion Oaks for non-motorized watercraft and boats can be carried into Rose Oaks. For more information log on to Huron Clinton Metroparks have boat launches, slips and storage available at Stoney Creek Metropark Kensington Metropark u.S. Power Squadrons Community service organization that offers boating safety instructions. Is also a social organization that offers “on-the-lake” activities. Go on the web site for chapter locations. Bocce Palazzo di Bocce 4291 S. Lapeer Rd, Orion, 48359 (248) 371-9987 • Has 10 indoor courts and restaurant. Offers open play, leagues and tournaments. Bowling Metro Detroit uSBC Association 28200 Southfield Road, Lathrup Village 48076 (248) 443-2695 • Information on bowling centers and leagues throughout the Metro area. Hartford Lanes 3490 12 Mile Rd., Berkley 48072, (248) 543-9338 Luxury Lanes 600 E. 9 Mile Rd., Ferndale 48220, (248) 544-0530 Plum Hollow Lanes 21900 W. 9 Mile Rd., Southfield 48075, (248) 353-6540 20 Lifestyle ~ 2018

Fishing There are 320 lakes in Oakland County that allow fishing! Log on to and click on “lakes” to get the details. oakland County Parks have 5 that offer fishing access from shore, docks and/or boats. • Addison Oaks • Independence Oaks • Rose Oaks • Groveland Oaks • Orion Oaks See Oakland County Parks for more information. Fishing is also allowed in many State Parks. See the State Parks information in this section for more details. NOTE: If you are 17 years of age or older you need a license to fish. There are short-term licenses available. Applications and permits can be purchased online at They are also available at Dicks Sporting Goods, Wal-Mart and Meijers locations. City of Southfield Parks and Recreation offers fishing in: Carpenter Lake Nature Preserve Off 10 Mile Rd. east of Inkster Rd. Dock fishing for largemouth bass, catfish, bluegill and sunfish. Valley Woods Nature Preserve Off Riverview Dr. just east of Telegraph Rd. between 11 and 12 Mile Rds. Fishing in the River Rouge watershed. iCe FiSHiNg Oakland County Parks allows ice fishing in • Addison Oaks • Independence Oaks • Rose Oaks • Orion Oaks Anglers will find northern pike, bluegill, yellow perch and carp during the winter season. Provides a wealth of information about fishing, including fish identification, fishing guides by season, maps by county, charter and fly fishing services and links to state fish hatcheries. The Clinton River Watershed Guide has a list of local cold and warm water locations, the best access points and DNR stocking information. Call (248) 601-0606 or log on to Football & Cheer Cheer– Young Champions of Michigan John Grace Community Center Southfield Jayhawks (248) 242-1791 • Southfield Lathrup Falcons P.O. Box 2408, Southfield 48076 (248) 457-8031 • Youth football and cheerleading for ages 5 – 15. Southfield Ravens 17950 McClung St., Southfield 48075 Youth football, cheer and dance. Golf City of Southfield operates two 9-hole public courses: Beech Woods (248) 796-4655 22202 Beech Rd., Southfield Features a year round driving range with covered and heated tees and golf lessons for anyone 16 or older. evergreen Hills (248) 796-4666 26000 Evergreen Rd. Southfield (at the Municipal Complex) Clubs and carts are available for rent at both pro shops. Call for lessons, leagues and tournament information. oTHeR goLF ReSouRCeS golf Association of Michigan 24116 Research Dr., Farmington Hills, 48335 (248) 478-9242 Offers memberships, golf day calendar, course finder and more. Michigan golf This website lists all public and private courses in the area including detailed descriptions, reviews and estimated greens fees. Michigan Womens golf Association (248) 624-2835 Website includes information about membership, events, programs, local league results and contact numbers. Pure Michigan This website lists courses, resorts and schools by city or region. Greater Southfield Area 21