Gearing Up for Spring

Gearing Up for Spring

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With spring in the air and warm weather on the horizon, now’s the perfect time to look in to the many outdoor activities Southfield City Centre has to offer. Whether you’re a resident, employee or visitor, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Get moving on the Southfield City Centre Trail with a walk, jog or bike ride during lunchtime or after work. The trail features nearly 9 miles of non-motorized pathways, including a 3.5-mile “Inner Loop” where you’ll find several outdoor art installations. The Monarch Butterfly Pollinator Garden, Tapestry of a Community and Red Pole Park are just a few.

“We want to make our city more pedestrian friendly and encourage people to engage in heart-healthy activities like biking and walking,” says Terry Croad, AICP, ASLA and director of planning for the City of Southfield. “It’s a great way to enhance your overall health, reduce stress and enjoy nature.”

A Bike Share program (with 9 convenient locations]) makes it easy to ride the trail. For a 3.5 guided tour of 26 public works of art and cultural sites along the trail, download the PocketSights app to your mobile device and search “Southfield, Michigan.”

Get out on the green. If you’re a golfer, don’t miss your chance to tee off at the Evergreen Hills Golf Course, located at the Southfield Municipal Campus, 26000 Evergreen Road, this 9-hole, par 34, 2,954-yard public course features beautifully landscaped grounds and manicured fairways. The course is scheduled to open April 1, weather permitting (check Southfield Parks and Recreation Facebook page).

Grab lunch at one of your favorite Southfield restaurants, find an open bench along Evergreen or Civic Center Drive and enjoy the great outdoors.

For the athlete in you, the Southfield Municipal Campus is home to baseball diamonds, soccer fields and every type of court imaginable, including volleyball, tennis, pickleball, basketball and racquetball.

Eat to the Beat is your chance to take a break in the middle of the day. This Southfield City Centre annual summertime lunchtime food truck and entertainment event offers delicious eats and some of the best live bands in metro Detroit. It all happens the second Thursday, June through September, at the Southfield Municipal Campus, 26000 Evergreen Road.