Parks & Recreation

Is the Community Center, Senior Center or Nature Center open? 

The Community Center and Senior Center will be closed through Dec. 8, 2020.

The Nature Center is open for scheduled visitations with a maximum of five patrons allowed inside at a time. You must register for a time slot through our website hereor you may register on site, space permitting.

The Dodge Park Ice Rink will be opening Dec. 1, 2020 with a maximum capacity of 22 skaters allowed at one time.

Can I still register for Parks and Recreation programs?

Registration for programs can be done online at myshpr.net/register, fax to (586) 276-4064, mail, or email with proper registration form printed from the website. 

Stay up to date on program updates by visiting our webpage here.

What if I already registered for a program but it has been cancelled? 

Credits and refunds for any canceled programming will be provided accordingly. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please email recreation@sterling-heights.net

Are the Sterling Heights Parks still open? 

Yes, all parks, trails, and playgrounds throughout the City are open. Per the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, maintaining a social distance of at least six feet is still required and face masks are required when social distancing cannot be achieved. 

Beginning Nov. 16, the City has closed the following park amenities:

  • Basketball court in Dodge Park and Farmstead Park
  • Soccer field in Dodge Park and Farmstead Park
  • Skate Park

At this time, the below amenities remain closed: 

  • Basketball Courts at Neighborhood Parks 
  • Soccer Fields at Nelson, Delia and Baumgartner Parks 
  • Sand Volleyball Courts 
  • Inline Hockey Rinks

We encourage you to continue practicing proper hand washing, or use hand sanitizer when hand washing is not available. We will continue to implement and educate park visitors on protocols that ensure the safety of our community. 

Are the park restrooms open? 

The following park restrooms are open: 

  • Dodge Park - main restrooms
  • Dog Park

Is the SMART Transportation service still operating through the Senior Center? 

The SMART Transportation service is operating for medical and grocery shopping appointments only. New appointments can be made by calling 586-446-2757.