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Description

Ella Mae Power Park is an athletic complex catering primarily to softball leagues. Located on the Civic Center Campus and sharing parking at the site, the complex is one of the premier sites for softball in the area, featuring six ball diamonds. In addition to local adult and youth leagues, the site has hosted national, state and recreational tournaments. About 28 acres of this space is heavily forested with mature hardwoods, including a trail system for hikers. Two play structures and small shelter are also part of this site. If interested in renting any of the diamonds, please complete the Request Field Rental Information Form.

Park Shelter Reservations Available: N/A

July 2021

The brand new inclusive designed playground is now open at Ella Mae Power Park! People of all ages and abilities are welcome to enjoy this wonderful addition to Novi Parks.
Power Park Playground EquipmentPower Park Pathway to PlaygroundPower Park Playground EquipmentPower Park Playground Equipment SlidePower Park Playground Equipment
 

Coming July 2021

The creation of a Special Outreach Services (SOS) program focused on increasing engagement and delivering support services and resources to senior citizens and residents in Novi with special needs or accessibility challenges was announced at the March 22, 2021 City Council meeting by Mayor Gatt. An immediate action item identified was to incorporate accessibility and sensory features into playground renovations at Ella Mae Power Park.

This project removes the older of the two existing play structures and replaces it with a 100% inclusive playground with opportunities for children of all abilities ages 2-12 to play together in the same space. Features include:

  • Above ground wheelchair access with landing decks designed to provide appropriate turning space and gathering points for wheelchair users.
  • A “We-Go-Swing” designed to allow wheelchair users to swing with their friends (both in wheelchairs or not).
  • Poured In Place safety surfacing.
  • Multiple sensory play features.

The playground meets/exceeds all current safety and accessibility requirements. The playground is designed to be incorporated into the existing inclusive designed playground that was installed in 2014 allowing for better flow of play between the playgrounds and a matching color scheme.

Construction began in June and the playground is anticipated to open in July 2021.
Power Park South Playground artist rendition
Power Park South Playground artist rendition

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