Parks & Rentals
Southgate Parks are a great place to play, volunteer, or host your next party or gathering. Southgate offers 9 neighborhood parks and 2 Community Parks. These parks are located throughout the city in the residential areas.
  • Homer Howard Park
  • Ray Torres Lions Park
  • Auxiliary Police Park
  • Cobb Park
  • Agnes/Jaycee Park
  • Kennebec Park
  • Rotary Park
  • Spruce Park
  • Waverly Park
  • McCann Park
  • Countryview Park

Park Pavilion Rental   (back to top)

The Southgate Parks & Recreation Department is currently renting park pavilions at Lions Park, Homer Howard Park, and Kiwanis Park.  Park Pavilions can be rented in person only at the Parks & Recreation Department.

Rental Fees:

  • Ray Torres Lions Park Large #1 Pavilion
    • $50.00 Rental Fee
    • $50.00 Refundable Security Deposit for Keys, Running Water, and Electricity
    • Security Deposit is CASH ONLY
  • Ray Torres Lions Park Small #2 Pavilion (Left by Woods)
    • $25.00 Rental Fee
  • Ray Torres Lions Park #3 Pavilion (Right by Apartments)
    • $25.00 Rental Fee
  • Kiwanis Park North Pavilion (Closest to LeRoy St.)
    • $25.00 Rental Fee
  • Kiwanis Park South Pavilion (Closest to Lowe’s Home Improvement)
    • $25.00 Rental Fee
  • Homer Howard Park Pavilion
    • $25.00 Rental Fee
  • Homer Howard Park Gazebo
    • $25.00 Rental Fee


Alcohol Permits   (back to top)

Alcohol is permitted in our parks by permit only.  Permits can be obtained by reserving a pavilion with the Parks & Recreation Department and taking that park permit over to the Police Department for validation.


Civic Center Loft & Conference Rental   (back to top)

The Civic Center Loft can be rented for meetings and non-party functions.  The loft is upstairs from Arena A and overlooks the ice surface.  It has seating for up to 70 people.  It does NOT have any type of kitchen facility.


The Civic Center Conference Room can be rented for meetings and non-party functions as well.  The conference room is located upstairs from Arena B on the balcony.  It has seating for up to 20 people. 


Loft Rental Rates:

  • $65.00 for 4 hours, plus $90.00 security deposit
  • $90.00 anything over 4 hours, plus $90.00 security deposit


Conference Room Rental Rates:

  • $25.00 for 3 hours, no security deposit


Annex Banquet Facility Rental   (back to top)

The Annex Banquet Facility located in the Civic Center Arena is now being rented out by Crystal Gardens.  For further information on rentals, food catering, and bookings; contact Tammy Hodge with Crystal Gardens at 734-285-2210.

Adpot-A-Park   (back to top)

We are always looking for civic minded groups, scouts, businesses, or families to volunteer at our parks with the Adopt-A-Park Program.  By participating in this program, you will be part of a large community based volunteer group that contributes to the success and sustainability of our City.  The goals for the program are:

  • To save taxpayer dollars by providing assistance to the cleaning of the City’s parks and open spaces
  • To raise public awareness of the cost of littering and vandalism
  • To promote civic responsibility, pride and volunteerism
  • To improve the environment

If you would like more information, contact the Parks & Recreation Office for details and available parks.  This is an ongoing program and we are always in need of volunteers.