Special Events

The Parks and Recreation Department hosts a wide variety of special events each year. Check below to see some of our current offerings!

SPECIAL EVENTS


leapin' lizards (sold out)

Leapin Lizards SSCLeap on over to Greenmead Historical Park's Alexander Blue House 2-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, for a fun afternoon of reptile and amphibian-themed stories, snacks, and crafts on a day off from school! The Huron-Clinton Metroparks will bring us some live creatures to interact with including frogs, toads, turtles, and a snake! This program is best for ages 4-10, but all children in attendance must register in advance for $10/child resident, $12/non-resident. (sold out)

 











Women's Self-protection and def2024-3-1_Womens Self Defense Workshopense workshop

The Women’s Self-Protection and Defense Workshop takes place at the Kirksey Recreation Center 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March. 2, with Bryan Pizzuti as the instructor. This three-hour workshop is structured to provide basic self-protection/self-defense strategies and techniques. The cost per member is $92, residents are $101, and non-residents are $138. Women ages 14 and older can register here












st. pattSt. Pattys Party SSC Flyery's party

Join us for a fun afternoon of St. Patrick’s Day-themed stories, snacks, and crafts 2-3:30 p.m. Friday, March 8, at Greenmead Historical Park in the Alexander Blue House. This program is best suited for children ages 4-10. The cost for residents is $10 and residents are $12. Register here. 












LIVONIA HOME SHOW

CVF Credit Union presents the Livo2024-3-9_Livonia Home Show 2024nia Home Show 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at the Kirksey Recreation Center’s MAC Gym. FREE admission to come visit local home experts. For more information, click here.











eureka!: A michigan science center presentation (canceled)

Greenmead Historical PaEureka! Flyer JPGrk presents “Eureka!: A Michigan Science Center Presentation” 1-2 p.m. Saturday, March. 9. Imagine where we would be without inventions such as a light bulb, microwave oven, or even our favorite toys! Ages 4 and older are recommended and all attendees must register. The cost for residents is $20 and non-residents are $22, register here













 absolutely incredible kid day

The Kirksey Recreation CenterIncredible Kid Day celebrates our absolutely incredible kids, ages 4-12, at this superhero-themed event! Crafts, games, self face painting, hero visits, and more 1-3 p.m. Saturday, March 16. The cost for members is $20, residents are $23, and non-residents are $30. Register here.













St. patrick's tea

Join us for a relaxing afteSt. Patricks Tea Flyer 2024rnoon of bottomless tea and Irish fare at Greenmead Historical Park’s Alexander Blue House 3-5 p.m. Saturday, March. 16! Enjoy good company and Irish-themed entertainment, as well. Residents are $35, non-residents are $40. Advance registration is required, register here.













LIVONIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Greenmead Historical P2024-1-22to5-20_LHS Speakers v3ark invites you to attend the Livonia Historical Society speaker presentations and meetings in January, March, and May. The LHS strives to give all residents of our community knowledge of our common heritage. Speaker sessions are free to attend, but are funded by $20 yearly memberships for anyone interested in joining the LHS. Learn more here


Monday, March. 18
The Mackinac Bridge: Connecting Two Peninsulas and One People
Presented by Jim Cameron

Monday, May. 20
Patrick Gass Travels West with Lewis and Clark

Presented by Randy Baker







Bunny brunch (Sold Out)

All ages are welcome to come and enjoy games and crafts along with a visit from the Easter Bunny, at the Civic Park Senior Center, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23! Lunch will be provided and pre-registration is required. Registration will be open online on Feb. 14 and the Kirksey Recreation Center. The cost per resident is $9 and $13 per non-resident (sold out).



HISTORY LECTURE SE2024 Jan-May HLSRIES

Greenmead Historical Park’s History Lecture Series, takes place at the Alexander Blue House and is free to attend. No registration required.

Monday, Mar. 25 at 2 p.m.
DESEGREGATING BOBLO BOATS: THE STORY OF SARAH E. RAY

Presented by Aaron Schillinger
Many Detroiters fondly remember Boblo Island, yet few remember that the amusement park and its ferries were once segregated. Hear the story of Sarah Elizabeth Ray, who filed a criminal complaint that paved the way for Brown v. Board of Education.

Thursday, Apr. 16 at 2 p.m. 
FAMOUS FIRSTS: THE HISTORY OF THE PACKARD PROVING GROUNDS 

Presented by Roger Luksik
The Packard Proving Grounds are listed on the National Registry of Historic Places for a reason – world records were accomplished there. Vintage and current images, will be used to share the history of the proving grounds from opening day in June 1928 until its closing in 1956.  

Monday, May. 6 at 6 p.m.
PROHIBITION’S PROVING GROUND

Presented by Joseph Boggs
In the 1910s, many Toledo-Detroit-Windsor corridor residents on wheels for the first time, just as a wave of prohibitionist sentiment swept the area. Dry laws soon took effect and rumrunners fully utilized the area’s robust automobile culture to exploit weaknesses in prohibition legislation and enforcement.



egg hunt2024 Easter Egg Hunt Flyer

Come out to Rotary Park (32184 Six Mile Road) 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 30, for the annual FREE Egg Hunt and get a photo with the Easter Bunny! Make sure to bring your own basket. This event is for ages 10 and younger, pre-registration is required online at LivoniaParks.org. Our sponsors for this year are Livonia Rotary Club, Busch’s Fresh Food Market in Livonia, and Livonia Parks and Recreation.