Madison Heights prides itself on providing an excellent system of parks to offer a variety of recreational opportunities for our residents. Park pavilions, ballfields and meeting rooms are available for rental by community groups and individuals. To locate a park near you, please check out our Madison Heights Parks Map.
Recreation Master Plan 2015-19
The Madison Heights Parks and Recreation Plan was updated in 2015 to meet the standards for approval by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR). An approved plan makes a community eligible to apply for funding through the Grants Section of the DNR to assist in the acquisition and/or development of property for parks and recreation purposes. Approved plans are developed to cover a time frame of 5 years. Since 1972, the City has secured 6 grants from the MDNR including the development of Rosie’s, Ambassador, and Civic Parks, the acquisition of Simonds Woods, construction of the Nature Center at Suarez Woods, and acquisition of additional acreage. In addition to background information and analysis, the plan includes a Recreation Needs Analysis, Planning Process, Goals & Objectives, and Action Program that proposes specific projects for each of the 5 years of the plan. On February 23, 2015 this plan was approved by the City Council.