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Fuerst Park

Located at the corner of Ten Mile and Taft Roads, this eight acre park offers a great setting for a leisurely walk while enjoying the inviting landscaping and rolling topography. The 150-seat amphitheater provides lifelong memories with the family-friendly performances taking place May-October. Wi-Fi access is available; users must have a valid Novi Public Library card to connect. The historic Township Hall building and amphitheater are available for small gatherings and can be reserved.

 Civic Center & Fuerst Park Reservation Information


45325 Ten Mile Road Novi, Michigan 48375

Park Shelter Reservations Available: N/A
(Township Hall and the Amphitheater are reservable.  See link above.)


This park provides a great setting for a leisurely walk while enjoying inviting landscaping and rolling topography.  The amphitheater is a perfect spot to take in a family-friendly performance.


Open Greenspace  
Seasonally Available – During school summer break
Paved Trail  



Fuerst GardenFuerst Park gardens bloom thanks to community partnerships
NOVI, Mich., August 23, 2010 - Two large formal gardens have been planted at Fuerst Park utilizing funding provided by the Novi Parks Foundation (NPF). NPF is a non-profit 501c(3) corporation and a licensed Michigan charity founded to raise private contributions and create innovative partnerships to facilitate improvements to the city of Novi's Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Department. Click here to read the Gardens press release

Historical Information


Related Meetings

Planning Commission Meeting - January 14, 2009

Matters for Consideration
Consideration of the request of the City of Novi for Preliminary Site Plan approval. The subject property is located in Section 27, south of Ten Mile Road, east of Taft Road, in the R-4, One Family Residential District. The subject property is approximately 6.5 acres and the applicant is proposing to construct a small park on the existing Fuerst Farm site.

( Click for this packet item 4.3MB) - Part 1
( Click for this packet item 5.3MB) - Part 2

City Council Meeting - November 24, 2008

Consent B - Approval of contract extension to Hamilton Anderson Associates to provide additional design services, including construction documentation, bidding documents and field observation for Phases 1A and 1B of the development of Fuerst Park in the amount of $17,000.
( Click for this packet item 491KB)

City Council Meeting - November 10, 2008

Matter 3 - Approval to proceed with Phase 1 development of Fuerst Park and appropriate an additional $147,000 using a portion of the additional savings from the prior year, as anticipated in the budget process, for the development of Phase 1A to be completed concurrently with Phase 1 by July 2009.
( Click for this packet item 2.4MB)

City Council Meeting - September 22, 2008

1. Initial concept and elements for Fuerst Park prior to the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Commission public input meeting on October 9, 2008 - Lori Singleton, Hamilton Anderson
( Click for this packet item 3.7MB)

Parks, Recreation & Forestry Commission Meeting - September 11, 2008

B. Fuerst Park Project Update – Tracie Ringle
( Click for this packet item 32KB)

City Council Meeting - August 25, 2008

Matter 1 - Approval to award a contract for professional design services, including site plans, construction drawings and bid documents, for the initial development of Fuerst Park to Hamilton Anderson Associates, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $31,350.
( Click for this packet item 2.3MB)


Thumbnail image of Fuerst Park Conceptual Plan.  Click to open a .pdf version of the Fuerst Park Conceptual Plan.Fuerst Park Conceptual Plan - November 12, 2008

 Fuerst Park Conceptual Plan - November 12, 2008

Fuerst Property Master Plan Study - March 17, 2008

In January 2008, the City of Novi issued a Request for Proposal for a Master Plan study, which would determine the best long-term public use of City-owned property, at the southeast corner of Ten Mile and Taft Roads, comprising 6.5 acres. A recommendation for relocation of the Old Township Hall, which will most likely need to be moved due to the construction of the City’s new Library, was also required.

Potential uses initially identified by the City for the Fuerst Farmstead property included a historical park incorporating the Farmstead and the Old Township Hall, a use associated with the library, an active recreational use (e.g. soccer field), a community/ cultural center, or other public use determined by the consultant to be the best long-term use of the site. If a use is recommended that would require relocating the facilities, suggestions for where the historic buildings should be relocated shall be made.  Input from the community was required. 

 Part 1 (4.9 MB) Introduction, Property History, Existing Conditions, Building Conditions, Fuerst Property Map, Building Conditions, Existing Land Use Map, Fuerst Property Site Structures
 Part 2 (6.2 MB) Public Participation, Master Land Use Plans, Concept A Map - Restoration, Concept B Map - Adaptive Reuse
 Part 3 (3.7 MB) Concept C - Alternatives, Operations and Maintenance, Recommendations, App. A - Architectural Renderings, Floor Plans and Detail Cost Estimates, App. B - Focus Group Meeting Results, App. C - Web Survey and Atrium Responses
Memo - Study of Potential Use of the Fuerst Property

Fuerst Farm