Parks & Recreation

Jack E. Kirksey Livonia Community Recreation Center

KIRKSEY RECREATION CENTER CLOSED

The rapidly changing COVID-19 situation has temporarily halted the high-quality programs and services the Parks & Recreation Department provides to the community. In order to comply with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive orders, we had to cancel classes, programs, and events and shut the doors to the Kirksey Recreation Center in order to keep the community safe. For the limited staff still working in the Recreation Center, it is not the same without our members and guests. We value our members and class participants. Be assured when it is time to reopen, we will be ready and happy to welcome you back to our facilities and services.

With Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order, the City has closed its playgrounds and Dog Park. The “Stay Home, Stay Safe, Save Lives,” order also extends the closure time of all City buildings through June 12. 

Kirksey recreation center membership update

All Kirksey Recreation Center memberships will be extended for the duration of the closure. Those who paid in full for the year will have their expiration date extended. Those paying via EFT on a monthly basis will have their payments stopped. We acknowledge the March payments have been drafted and will extend expiration dates and the next payment to account for the length of the closure.

Thank you for your patience as we handle all of these account updates. If you have questions regarding your account, please email parks@ci.livonia.mi.us or call (734) 466-2900 Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Camp and Playground Program canceled for Summer 2020

Livonia Parks and Recreation has made the difficult decision to cancel several programs and activities for the summer of 2020. COVID-19 has changed our world. We will continue to plan for the future and adapt to the ever-changing environment to offer you safe, memorable programs.

This decision has not been made easily and has taken into account industry best practices from our state and national peers and CDC guidelines. With social distancing set to become the norm for the foreseeable future and small maximum group sizes, we have to make tough choices on what we can safely offer the community.

Canceled programs include T-Ball and Coach Pitch, Camp Swoosh, Playground Program, all other camps, summer swim lessons, wall climbing classes, summer archery classes, and leisure adult and child classes.

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Leisure Pool open

CivicRec In an effort to better serve you, we are switching to a new software for easy, more convenient online and in person transactions.  We need your help to make this transition as smooth as possible.

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  • Your account has been transferred to our new system. 
  • Please stop at the desk to verify your email address and update your picture.
  • When you login for the first time, you will need to request a password.
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Joy of Painting the Bob Ross Way

Join Certified Ross Instructor Ted Simpson as he guides you in painting “fluffy clouds” and “happy little trees”. Using the same gentle step by step guidance as the PBS icon, Ted will help you create an entire landscape in just a couple of hours. Complete a finished painting in each session, ready for framing and admired by your friends and family. Each session will focus on the many different ways Bob has spread the Joy of Painting with landscapes that feature strong mountains, tall waterfalls, deep woods, lovely cabins and big crashing waves. All supplies are included and no previous experience is required!
Online registration
Ages 14+
Party Rooms
Instructor Ted Simpson
Members $50, Residents $55,
Non-Residents $60



Scholarship Program

The Livonia Parks and Recreation Department is proud to offer Livonia youth, ages 17 and younger, a scholarship program to make recreation programs and activities affordable for as many youths as possible.

The scholarship, funded by St. Mary Mercy Livonia through the Healthy Livonia initiative, is designed to assist Livonia families financially by subsidizing the cost of programs up to a maximum of $300 per child, per year; on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Livonia Parks and Recreation will cover 85% of the program fee and the parent/guardian will be responsible for 15% of the fee per approved program. Funds available based upon donations and sponsorship of the program. This scholarship is another example of community partners breaking down barriers for youth participation in exercise, enrichment and activities.

Scholarship Application (PDF).