47481 Eleven Mile Road Novi, MI 48374
At the City Council meeting held on May 21, 2018, a long-term use agreement was approved with the Novi Community School District for the property on the west side of Beck Road and the south side of 11 Mile Road that is currently undeveloped and vacant. The agreement allows the City to make improvements and maintain the land as public park land, open for use by the general public, and not for private operation. No indoor recreation is permitted, and no permanent structures are allowed or planned, except for any storage or maintenance structures agreed upon by the City and the School District.
The City plans to use and develop the property, now known as Bosco Fields, for multi-purpose sports, athletic, and recreational fields with related amenities. It also includes parking areas and access roads off of Beck Road and off of 11 Mile Road. The final design includes 13 soccer fields of four sizes, including 4v4, 7v7, 9v9 and 11v11.
Amenities (coming soon)
| Portable Toilets
Work on establishing turf on the fields, site drainage, landscaping and other improvements will continue through the fall. Residents are welcome to use the walking paths through the park but asked to stay off all grass areas in order to promote turf establishment. We are anticipating opening the fields for play in Spring 2021.
October 31, 2019
The contractor has been working on placing topsoil, seeding, tree planting and low-point repairs to the fields. Final work before winter will include planting the last remaining trees, cleanup and final touch-ups throughout the site, remaining sidewalk at old entrance to the property, and signage and pavement markings. The fields are expected to open for use in fall 2020.
August 20, 2019
Irrigation has been installed and new trees have been planted along a berm on Beck Road
August 12, 2019
August 1, 2019
Pipe installation and grading are under construction to ensure proper irrigation for the fields.
July 11, 2019
The drainage structure and storm sewer have been completed, and four fields have been set to subgrade. Site grading and underdrain, parking lot and sidewalk work all continue. A new sidewalk has been installed along Beck Road.
Development began in spring 2019 but has been delayed by several weeks due to the weather. Completed work includes drainage structures and storm sewer and four fields have been set to subgrade. Planned work in July includes stripping topsoil and site grading, underdrain and parking lot and sidewalk concrete work. The goal is to have the fields available for use in spring 2020.
View facing south (11 Mile foreground)