Leisure Services
12121 Hemingway
(Inside the Redford Community Center)
Redford, Michigan 48239
Point-to-Point Driving Directions
Office Hours: M-F 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Master Plan 2018-2022

Contact Info

  • Leisure Services Main Number: 313-387-2650
  • Senior Services: 313-387-2788
  • Adult Softball Rainout Line: 313-387-2656
  • Information Hotline: 38-PARKS
  • Redford Township Ice Arena: 313-937-0979
  • Wayne County Parks: 734-261-1990

Youth Sports

The following sports leagues are ran by separate organizations and parent groups, Redford Township is not affiliated or responsible for these organizations. Please contact the following numbers for more information and registration.

Theresa Burgess


Events & Classes
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Fall/Winter 2019


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Fall/Winter 2019



Parks Information

All rentals must follow MDHHS guidelines, restriction and protocols.  Rental capacities will only be allowed based on current guidelines at the time of booking. 

Reminder:  Park rentals for each season begin on March 1st (or the first weekday of March) for redford Residents and April 1st (or the first weekday in April) for non-residents.

  • All rentals must be done in person in the Leisure Services Office with valid ID.
  • Both fee and security deposit are due upon booking.  Fee can be made in cash, check or charge, security deposit in cash or charge only.  The season books on a first come, first serve basis.  Any groups of 20 or more must reserve an area in order to be in the park.  Please note some spaces are for rentals only.

Important Park Picnic and Rental Information:

Township ordinance requires any groups of 20 or more to obtain a permit from the Leisure Services Office. Groups that do not obtain a permit will be unable to picnic.  Please see full Picnic guidelines for pricing and information or call the Leisure Services Office.

Shelter & Picnic Area Policies and Requirements

  1. Handy Park only permits 2 areas for groups of 20 or more to use the park at one time, if those areas are rented, no other large groups are able to be accommodated on that date.
  2. All tables located in front of the Splashpad are for public use only and cannot be used for private parties.  Tables must be kept separated and not able to be grouped together.
  3. Grills are permitted in Township Parks, HOWEVER they must be at least 3 feet off the ground and charcoal cannot be disposed in the park. (ie. NO table top or hibachi type grills).

**IMPORTANT:  At this time Redford Township does not allow any inflatables or dunk tanks in our parks**

Park Rules: 

  1. Park open from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm.
  2. No fireworks.
  3. Fires are permitted only in picnic grills.
  4. Dogs must be on a leash at all times.  Owners are responsible for removal of waste.
  5. No litter, loitering, or destruction of park area or property.
  6. Dumping of household waste prohibited.
  7. No motor vehicles permitted in the park other than in the parking lot.
  8. Peddling/soliciting is prohibited without a permit.
  9. Playing of loud music will not be permitted.
  10. No abusive language or behavior.

Any infraction of duly adopted park rules constitutes a misdemeanor or civil infraction and is punishable by law.

Parks Maintenance

The Redford Township Parks Maintenance/Central Maintenance and DPS Departments  are responsible for all maintenance, equipment installation, repairs and daily preparation of all 12 parks and numerous athletic fields  in Redford Township. This includes maintenance of 100 acres of grass area, picnic areas, concession stands, softball fields, baseball fields, little league fields, soccer fields, play structures, swings and other equipment located within the Redford Township Park system.  To report concerns or broken equipment please go to SEECLICKFIX.com, then to Report it Redford.

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Class & Event Refund Policy and Waivers


All participants must have a current waiver on file in order to participate in classes or activities.  Participants hereby waive all claims for compensation for injury received while participation in any activity sponsored by the Charter Township of Redford Leisure Services Department, its employees, volunteers or representatives.  There are no refunds on any special events, one day classes, fitness room memberships or other programs as denoted.  Also, no refunds will be given after the second scheduled class.  An administrative fee of $10 will be withheld on all refunds, plus the prorated cost of the first class. Only classes cancelled by Leisure Services will be refunded in full.  A $20 Fee will be charged on all checks returned for insufficient funds.  Payment for insufficient funds must be paid in full by cash or credit card only.  Please note any refunds or deposits that are processed will be returned in the form of a check regardless of the original form of payment.


Park Commissioners

Parks Commission meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at 6pm, unless otherwise posted.   *Please note due to COVID all meetings until further notice will be held virtually via Zoom.  Please See access information and password for each meeting on the top of agendas.  Once meetings are able to resume in person they will be held in the Redford Community Center at 12121 Hemingway. To have an item placed on the agenda, please call 313-387-2787 or email leisureservices@redfordtwp.com no later than 1pm on the Wednesday prior to the regularly scheduled meeting.


Theresa Burgess, Director Parks and Recreation
Charter Township of Redford
Leisure Services Department
Phone: 313-387-2787
Fax:  313-387-2655

2020-2024 Redford Township Parks Commission

Steve Gierak    
Adrian Herbst     Chairman 2020-2021
Jeff Kangas    
Deb Legleitner   Secretary & Treasurer 2020-2021
Bill McSween    Vice Chair 2020-2021
Sheila Newton    
Kip Smith    
Vice Chairperson
Vice Chairperson