Parks & Recreation

Agendas and Minutes

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Parks & Recreation Department
350 Lakeshore Rd.
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI  48236

Check out the 2017 Winter Bulletin for all of your Recreational needs!

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Grosse Pointe Farms Parks and Recreation Department is committed to provide you and your family with enjoyable experiences through a wide range of programs such as Youth Swim and Tennis Lessons, Adult Tennis Lessons,  Aerobic Classes, Lap Swimming, Water Aerobics, Arts and Crafts, Swim Team, Synchronized Swimming, Youth Paddle Tennis Lessons, Stand Up Paddleboard Lessons, SUP Yoga, great special events, and quality park facilities. Our goal is to provide the highest level of service to our residents. 

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Park Hours
May 1st - October 31st
6:00 a.m. - Midnight

November 1st - April 30th
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Parks and Recreation Office Hours
May 1st - October 31st
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

November 1st - April 30th
8:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m.

Pool Hours 2016
June 17th - September 5th
Large Pool:  10:00 a.m. - Dusk
Wading Pool/Splash Playground:  10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

September 6th - 9th
Large Pool: 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wading Pool/Splash Playground: 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

September 10th & 11th
Large Pool: 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wading Pool/Splash Playground:  12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Kayak and Standup Paddles Board Rentals
(844) 935-2925, Ext. 4
All rentals are handled by Simple Adventures and located on the beach
Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Holidays (Weather Permitting)
10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Pricing: Kayaks $15/hour or $50/day
               Standup Paddleboards: $20/hour or $65/day
               (Full day is 4 hours or more)

Want to be a Pier Park Volunteer?
We are always looking for High School students and Adult Volunteers for our Special Events such as the Autumn Harvest, Easter Egg Hunt, Ice Cream Social and Winterfest on The Hill. If interested, please email your name, address and phone number to Michele Eickhorst at

Pier Park, located at 350 Lakeshore Rd., is a year round facility which offers many activities for Grosse Pointe Farms families. The facilities include; a Beach, Large Pool, Wading Pool, Splash Playground, Large Playscape, Tot Playscape, 3 Tennis Courts, 2 Sand Volleyball Courts, 3 Shuffle Board Courts, 2 Paddle Tennis Courts, a Refrigerated Ice Rink, 333 Slip Harbor, and a Community Building with Rentable Space.

In addition to Pier Park, the Parks and Recreation Department maintains Kerby Field which includes; 3 Baseball Diamonds, a Roller Hockey Rink / Ice Rink (during winter months) and a Dog Park.