Parks AND Recreation

Masks Required in City Buildings Jan. 3 to Jan. 22

Weather cancelation Hotline (734) 466-2299


In an effort to better serve you, we switched to new software in Jan. 2020 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.

Check out our special events page. Many are family fun for all ages, but some require registration.

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Parks and Recreation Master Plan Seeking Public Review and Feedback

Thanks to a lot of public input over the past year, we now have a draft of our 2022-26 Five-Year Parks and Recreation Master Plan! Our 30-day public review period is now open Jan. 17-Feb. 16, so click the image below to view a draft of the plan.

If you’d like to check out a hard copy, please stop by the Kirksey Recreation Center front desk, Civic Park Senior Center check-in desk or Bennett Civic Center Library's adult reference desk during regular business hours to review the plan. Any feedback can be passed along to

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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 2022. Allocated funds may be used during the calendar year awarded. 

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 are 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.


Now Hiring for Multiple Positions

Whether you’re just trying to get your foot in the door with the parks and recreation industry, a high school or college student in need of flexible hours in a fun environment, or you’re a recent retiree with a background well equipped for coordinating and planning events, one of our roles may be perfect for you!

Memories of hanging out at the public pool or hitting that fitness milestone wouldn't be possible without staff keeping watch at those locations and being the face bringing a great experience to our members. Join the team in one of these part-time positions:

  • Group Exercise Instructors (starting at $21.50 per hour, Level 9)
  • Building Supervisors (starting at $15.75 per hour, Level 6)
  • Swim Instructor (starting at $14.65 per hour, Level 5)
  • Climbing Wall Staff (starting at $14.65 per hour, Level 5)
  • Volleyball Instructor (starting at $14.65 per hour, Level 5)
  • Preschool Activity Instructor (starting at $14.65 per hour, Level 5)
  • Lifeguards (starting at $14.05 per hour, Level 4)
  • Camp Supervisor (starting at $14.05 per hour, Level 4)
  • Party Supervisor (starting at $14.05 per hour, Level 4)
  • Intern (starting at $13.35 per hour, Level 3)
  • Camp Counselor (starting at $13.35 per hour, Level 3)
  • Front Desk Attendants (starting at $13.35 per hour, Level 3)
  • Facility Attendants (starting at 12.15 per hour, Level 1)
  • Fit Hub Attendants (starting at $12.15 per hour, Level 1)

We're also hiring for a full-time recreation supervisor role at Greenmead Historical Park ($44,948.80 annually). Click here for details.

Check out all the options available and apply here!

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Greenmead 365

Greenmead Historical Park is a nearly 200-year-old, 95-acre historical park purchased by the City of Livonia in 1976 and operated by the City of Livonia’s Parks and Recreation Department. The park includes the historical Greenmead Farm and its outbuildings, a 13-building historical village, Greenmead Community Garden, Virginia B. Matley Nature Trail, and soccer fields. Special events are hosted on the grounds of the historical village, including weddings.

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Greenmead 365 is a public master planning effort to develop a 20-year plan that will lay out the future of Greenmead Historical Park. This unique and important treasure trove of history needs to be able to better serve the residents of Livonia and Metropolitan Detroit. To do so, we need you to tell us what you’d want at Greenmead. Greenmead 365 is a public engagement effort to do just that.

What would you like to see at Greenmead 365 days a year? What would make you and your family want to come to Greenmead Historical Park daily, weekly, monthly, annually? To be able to make Greenmead more interesting and engaging for you, we need to know what you want from it. Visit to get involved and let us know what you'd like Greenmead's future to look like.

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.