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Engage! Recreation Guide

All PRCS programming and classes are suspended until at least April 13, 2020 and rentals are canceled.

 

park-img.jpgCheck out how Novi Parks is re-creating recreation.

This last month hasn't been easy, but as we navigate through these challenging times your Novi Parks team is here to help. We are "re-creating recreation" with a variety of activities you can do at home or in your yard, solo or with family members.

It is our hope these activities will put a smile on your face and a little bounce in your step as you explore your creative side, enhance your sport skills and so much more.
 
Our parks remain open with access to trails, courts and open spaces. Please practice social distancing of at least six-feet between non-household members and do not gather in groups. We also encourage you to implement a "Leave No Trace" practice; pack out what you take in.
 
Although we are not in the office, we are reachable. Send an email to our team at noviparks@cityofnovi.org and we will be sure to respond. We are missing all of you and are making plans for when we can get back on the fields, courts, stages and classrooms we all know and love.

Peeps FlyerHave some fun & show us where your Peeps at?

Grab a package or two of your favorite Peeps candy and set out on a family-friendly adventure.  Take your Peeps to your favorite park, your play area in the backyard, or have them take place of characters in your favorite movie or TV show.
 
For a full list of rules and ideas, head over to our Facebook page here or email cspiller@cityofnovi.org. The deadline to submit your diorama is Wednesday, April 8, at 11:59pm.

Keep skills sharp with our at-home sports series

Sports SeriesJust because we can't get with our teams doesn't mean we can't work on our skills. Be sure to check out our "At Home Sports Series" each Thursday for some sport-specific drills you can do without leaving the backyard.
 
If you haven't been on our Facebook page lately, head there now to see Nick Diegel of Dominate Lacrosse teach ball drills, Todd Beyer Tennis showing some fun tennis drills, Marv Fox from Meticulous Basketball giving some dribbling tips and volunteer soccer coach Laine Nakfoor helping you get touches on a ball. All of the videos can be found at Facebook.com/NoviParks.


Join us for a Neighborhood Egg Hunt April 6-12

Egg-Hunt.jpgThe weather is getting nice and there's no better time for us to get outside and go for an egg hunt!
But first...we need some eggs. Here is where you come in. Grab your sidewalk chalk and design some unique eggs on your sidewalks and driveways from April 6-12.

Once you are done, take a stroll around your neighborhood to see how many eggs you can find. Post a picture of your favorite ones on our Facebook event here and let us know how many you found on your hunt!

Malcolm Wang's Atrium Art Show goes virtual

Malcolm-Wang.jpgArtist Malcolm Wang is our Civic Center Atrium Artist for the month of April. And while the Civic Center is closed at this time, we didn't want you to miss out on his awesome work. Be sure to keep an eye on our Facebook page and Instagram account throughout the month as we share his work virtually.
 
Malcolm loves displaying his work at the Civic Center and requests April because it is Autism Awareness Month. He has Autism and uses photography as a tool to help meet new people and be involved in the community.

You can also connect with Malcolm on his blog found here.


Other ways to stay engaged with Novi Parks

When we say we are going to get through this together, we mean it!  Dog ImageHere are some other ways you can connect with us during this time:

  • Meditation Mondays
  • Tongue Out Tuesdays (Pet pics)
  • Adaptive Wednesdays
  • Chalk Your Walk (April 3)
  • Virtual Dance Recital (April 5)
  • View from My Window (April 7)
  • Nature, Nurture, Novi 


Make sure you are following us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter.

March - April

Engage - 2020 March / April

Flip through the Engage Recreation Guide
March - April 2020


Engage Recreation Guide - March-April 2020

Advertise in the new Engage

Advertise in Engage

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.

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.

DestinationOakland

Oakland County Parks logoDestinationOakland.com 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 www.OaklandCountyParks.com 

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
248-424-7077 adaptive@oakgov.com