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Engage! Recreation Guide

May 2020 Message to Residents

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Share your story and promote your business! The Engage magazine is being redesigned to inform, entertain, educate and inspire people to connect with and contribute to the Novi community through articles focusing on events, services, programs and opportunities, as well as the traditional program listings. Business also will have the opportunity to advertise within the publication and make story pitches.

Click here to get involved.

Park photoPlans in motion as Novi Parks look to the future

The Governor's recent message was encouraging and our team is making plans to get back on the fields, courts, stages and classrooms we all know and love.
Playgrounds in Novi - like the Tim Pope Memorial Play Structure that is pictured - will open on Friday. We will not be sanitizing them, so please use them at your own risk, practice social distancing and keep those hands clean.
Restrooms are open at Ella Mae Power Park, Rotary Park, Pavilion Shore Park & ITC Community Sports Park, with Wildlife Woods and the ITC soccer bathrooms opening on Monday.
Shelter reservations are ongoing for July and August, and reservations for June dates begin on Monday at 9am. Visit for more info.
Obviously, this is a very fluid situation so we would encourage you to follow us on Facebook or visit for the most up-to-date information. You can also call us at 248-347-0400.

Summer camp registration reopens, come join us!

Camp LakeshoreNovi Summer Camp registration is re-opening and will take place on the Novi Civic Center Campus! 

Novi Parks is currently taking registration for the weeks of June 15-19 and June 22-26. Camp hours have been adjusted for this summer and will run from 8am-5pm. 
Campers will enjoy traditional camp games (kickball, relay races, home run derby, water games), crafts, nature hikes and more. Camp will have a 2:8 counselor to camper ratio.
Have questions about how camp is responding to COVID-19 please review the Summer Camp FAQ's found here or give us a call at 248-347-0400.
We look forward to making a memorable summer with your kids!

Summer sports programs in Novi start to take shape

Lacrosse GameMany of us are eager to get back to sports and we are rolling out programming that will allow you to do so in a safe manner.
Registration is underway for:

  • Tennis Lessons with Todd Beyer (Starts June 19)
  • Adult Tennis Leagues (June 22 - Sep. 11)
  • Lacrosse Player Development (June 29 - July 20)
  • Challenger British Soccer Camp (July 6-10)

All programs will be adhering to social distancing guidelines as advised by CDC recommendations.

Have what it takes to be an eSport champion?

Novi Esports Rec League FlyerNovi Parks is calling all gamers! Check out our new eSports Rec Leagues that kick off the week of June 14. Anyone can join so invite your friends and family no matter where they live!
You can play on PS4, Xbox, Switch & PC. Youth and adult divisions are available, and games include Rocket League, Madden, Mario Kart & more.
Download the free Mission Control GG app on your smartphone to register by June 12. Questions? Call Chase at 248-347-0598.

Join us for a virtual Abrakadoodle Art Camp

Showcase your creativity this summer by taking part in one of our virtual Abrakadoodle Art Camps in June, July & August.
Abrakadoodle Virtual Summer LandscapeCamps include:

  • Drawsters - EZ Draw
  • Drawsters - Drawing Upon Imagination
  • Drawsters - Cartoon Creations
  • Drawsters - Sketcher Kids
  • WOW Paper!
  • FAB Art: Fun & Beautiful

These classes use common materials and you will receive a list prior to the start of each class. Questions? Email Alyssa. 

Get on the "interest list" for Novi Parks Soccer

Due to the current situation and the unknowns ahead, the Michigan State Youth Soccer Association (MSYSA) will not sanction in-person tryouts for Select level teams for the 2020-21 soccer year.
Novi-ParksSoccer.jpgThis includes our Novi Parks Soccer Club (NPSC) Lightning program. MSYSA has created a plan for all clubs to form Select teams with returning players able to commit and sign with their current clubs starting June 1. New players will be allowed to sign with clubs beginning June 13.
Once it is safe to return to play, NPSC will establish a comprehensive set of protocols to ensure a safe environment for players, coaches and parents. NPSC will continue to investigate options and modifications that will allow players to participate in soccer once it has been deemed safe for play.
To receive more information and updates about the 2020-21 Lightning team information, sign up for the Select Soccer Interest List – NPSC Lightning at

Durable Medical Equipment Loan Closet reopens

The Durable Medical Loan Closet has reopened for contact-less pickup only from 8am-5pm Monday-Friday.
Durable Equipment Loan Closet Flyer.pngItems in the loan closet include:

  • Bathing Aids
  • Commodes
  • Mobility Aides
  • Leg Therapy Pedal Machines
  • Sock/Dressing Aids
  • Living Well Aides
  • Bed Assist Handles

The closet is always in need of donations for new or gently used items. Please call 248-347-0414 to schedule an appointment for rental or donation.

Take to the Novi sky with your paper airplane

Paper-Airplane-Contest.jpgYou don't have to go anywhere to fly - a paper airplane that is.
Make your best paper airplane and head outside to take it to the skies. Set up some landing pads around the house or in the yard and see how many you can land on.
Share your airplane with us on Facebook or email.

Volunteer drivers needed for Meals on Wheels

Oakland-MealsOW_final-WHITE2.pngOakland Meals on Wheels is more than just a meal to our senior community.
The nutritious meal, friendly visit, and safety check they provide helps seniors cope with the three biggest threats of aging: hunger, isolation and loss of independence.
The non-profit organization is in dire need of volunteers - especially drivers to deliver food - during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have the free time and can help neighbors in need, please consider volunteering.
If you are interested in becoming a Meals on Wheels volunteer, call 248-689-0001 or visit

Emergency food boxes available for adults 60+

Food-Box-web.jpgNovi residents age 60+ can stop by Church of the Holy Family on between 10am-noon on Thursday, June 4, to receive a food box from Western Oakland Meals on Wheels.
Simply drive up, pop your trunk and they will load the food. This is a great way for seniors to get out and pickup food with no contact. Church of the Holy Family is located at 24505 Meadowbrook Road.
Food is available to the first 150 people and each box contains pantry items for 22 meals plus a sack lunch.
For more information, call 888.886.8971. No registration required. Please do not line up outside the church before 9:30am.

Other ways to stay engaged with Novi Parks

Click on the links below and to the right to view the most up-to-date program information. These links contain corrections / updates since the printed version of Engage! was produced/mailed.

Other Recreational Opportunities

Beyond Books (Novi Public Library)

Use the following links to visit the Novi Library website for more information.

Library Board
Friends of the Novi Library / Kaleidoscope Series
Historical Commission
Adult Programs
Adult Book Discussion Groups
Adult Career Development and Business Programs
Adult Language Programs
Adult Computer Programs
Tween and Teen Programs
Youth Story Times
Youth Programs
iCube Makerspace

Other Recreational Opportunities

Kensington Metropark

Logo - MetroparksWith more than 2.5 million visitors each year, Kensington Metropark is a 4,481-acre first-class recreational facility. Its wooded hilly terrain surrounds beautiful Kent Lake. The park features an 18-hole regulation golf course, a disc golf course, a nature center, a farm learning center, picnic areas, beaches, boat rentals, cross country skiing, ice skating, a paved hike-bike trail and more. Click here to visit the Kensington Metropark website.

Maybury State Park

Maybury Park is located at 50165 Eight Mile in Northville Township – 48167. Enter at the RED Maybury Farm sign entrance off Eight Mile approximately 1.75 miles west of Beck Road. Click here for more information on Maybury State Park.


Oakland County Parks is a site for residents and visitors alike. It provides a gateway to all there is to see and do in Oakland County, Michigan, from our scenic recreation areas to our vibrant downtowns.

Oakland County Parks 2019 Opportunities

Individuals with disabilities may participate in all general recreation and leisure opportunities. A recreation therapist is available to assist in making your experience a success. Adaptive sports equipment, fishing equipment, trail chairs, pool transfer chairs and hand cycles are available.

Check for additional programs and sports clinics at 

Novi Parks and Recreation Social Series 6:30–8:30 p.m. Music, dinner and dancing. $10/person; $5 caregiver. Pre-registration required.

Clinics for individuals with physical disabilities

Archery, w/c lacrosse and bocce

Sportsability – Youth Sports programs - Open gym for kids with disabilities – Saturdays. Boys & Girls Club (Royal Oak)

Information: Sandy Dorey, C.T.R.S., Oakland County Parks
27725 Greenfield Road, Southfield, MI 48076