Celebrate the Dream in Southgate!
Welcome to
Southgate Michigan Department of Parks & Recreation

Located 9 miles south of the City of Detroit, Southgate is a desirable, vibrant, and progressive community with a very active Downtown Development Authority. We consider ourselves the "Heart” of Downriver! Our neighborhoods are safe, pleasant places, where friends and families are creating networks of caring, involved citizens.

Recreation is important in our community. What started as a single park site of 36 acres in 1949 has now grown through gifts and acquisitions to its present compliment of 74.4 acres, consisting of nine neighborhood parks and playfields, and two community parks. We also offer many special events and programs for youngsters through our Recreation Department, as well as trips and special outings for seniors through our Senior Center. The Southgate Civic Center Arena offers two sheets of ice. Southgate is also very proud to offer a Municipal Golf Course with a Clubhouse Restaurant and expanding recreation programming.