Parks & Recreation

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MDHHS Emergency Order

Pause To Save Lives infographic

Due to the current MDHHS Emergency Order, several activities are modified or canceled during the three-week pause from Nov. 18-Dec. 8. All Fall II activities (such as fitness & swim classes) are canceled, and participants will receive a pro-rated credit posted to their CivicRec account. If you would like to receive a refund, please contact us at

The following will remain open/available:

  • Modified open swim (lap swimming in both pools; river walk); hot tub.
  • Fitness equipment (additional machines blocked off to adhere to new distancing guidelines).
  • Civic Park Senior Center curbside pickup for food distribution.
  • Mercy Elite, personal training and massage
  • Kids Quarters
  • Archery range (Nov. 21-22)
  • Open Gyms (starting Dec. 4 with restrictions, by reservation)

The following are canceled or closed through Dec. 8:

  • Leisure pool water features, slide, sauna.
  • All Fall II activities (such as fitness & swim classes, senior center programs) through the session's duration.
  • Tree Fort
  • All indoor facility rentals at Kirksey Recreation Center, Greenmead Historical Park & Civic Park Senior Center.
  • Merry & Bright Reverse Holiday Parade (Dec. 6).


In an effort to better serve you, we switched to new software for easy, more convenient online and in-person transactions.  If you have not participated in a Parks and Recreation program in 2020 you may need to create a new account. Recreation Center Member accounts have been transferred, if you have problems logging in please call (734) 466-2900.

  1. Members
  2. Guests
  • 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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2020 Holiday Fun

Livonia Parks Rec Holiday Fun 2020 updated flyerAs the holiday season approaches, Livonia Parks and Recreation is gearing up with a wide offering of new or modified festive events for local families.

Santa’s Mailbox and Santa’s Workshop Calling will both give children a chance to contact the big man, as Pet Photos with Santa will do for families’ furry friends. The Santa Stroll and Night of Lights will provide a chance for a colorfully lit visit with Santa at Greenmead Historical Park while Lunch with Santa brings back a classic event with a modified look.

Click here to learn more about our 2020 holiday season event line up

The Merry & Bright Reverse Holiday Parade was canceled due to the MDHHS Emergency Order enacted Nov. 18.


Light Up Livonia Map Dec. 4 Opens in new windowFrom Dec. 6-20, we’re calling on all homes and businesses to Light Up Livonia as part of the first-ever citywide holiday light contest and show off what you’ve got. Entries were gathered and put onto this map so the public can drive to see all of the different displays. A panel of judges will determine four winners (three residences, one business), who will be awarded a prize during a visit from the mayor and Santa Claus.

Click here to learn more about our 2020 holiday season event line up.

2022-26 Parks Master Plan

We are beginning the process of putting together our next five-year Parks and Recreation Master Plan and we want your input. If you live in the community, participated in our programs, or have used our parks or facilities, we want to know what you think. Please take 8-10 minutes to respond to our survey at the link below by Feb. 21. It'll help us evaluate what we currently have and then create actionable goals for improving our park system and recreation programs over the next several years.

You will also have an option to enter into a prize drawing at the end of the survey.

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. As of Nov. 30, we are accepting applications for 2021.

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).

Parks and Recreation Mission

Enhance our community through engaging and accessible experiences.


Strive for excellence through innovation, collaboration, and partnerships.


  • Quality – We strive for excellence through continuous improvement and innovation.
  • Inclusion – We respect people, value diversity, are committed to equality, and strive for equity.
  • Integrity – We are honest and fair in all our actions.
  • Service-driven – We are committed to serving the needs of our patrons.
  • Community – The foundation of our success is built upon volunteers, partnerships, and collaborations. 
  • Play – Embracing fun at every age.
  • Wellness – We promote seven dimensions of wellness: Physical, Intellectual, Environmental, Vocational, Social, Emotional, and Spiritual.
  • Stewardship – We are committed to preserving our parks and facilities for current and future generations.