Parks & Recreation

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

The Community Center and Senior Center are open for business transactions and limited programming.

The indoor track at the Community Center is open to residents and non-residents.

The Senior Center billiards room and cardio room are open with a modified schedule and limited capacity. The Senior Center walking track will remain closed at this time. Patrons can use the indoor track at the Community Center.

The Nature Center is open on Saturdays 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.

Can I still register for Parks and Recreation programs?

Registration for all programs may be done in-person during business hours (M-F 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 2 - 5 p.m.), or remotely via online at, 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

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. 

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

All other park restrooms are closed for the winter season.

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.