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Parks & Recreation News

Pittsfield Charter Township is committed to providing safe, high-quality programming for the community. The health and safety of our residents is our number one priority, and we're developing innovative ways to continue to connect the people of Pittsfield with opportunities for healthy play and enrichment. We will continue to adhere to the most up-to-date recommendations and best practices as they evolve.

Please note the following updates to our programming: 

Parks - All Township Parks, trails and greenways remain open from dawn – dusk daily. Public restrooms are closed Play structures and disc golf courses at the Parks have been re-opened. Pavilion and athletic play field rentals have also resumed, subject to adherence with safety protocols. For more information, please call 734-822-2120.

Youth - Virtual Art classes and enrichment programs

NATURE IN THE AFTERNOONS
Parents, looking for something new and exciting to have your kids do after school? Sign them up today for our cool Nature in the Afternoons. We’ll meet on Wednesdays at the various park locations to learn about all kinds of great nature things. We will hike on trails, play games, explore outside, and do a variety of other nature themed activities. Masks are required. Class size limited. Dress for the weather! Bathrooms will not be available.

DATE: Wednesdays, March 17 - 31
TIME: 4:00– 5:00 PM
FEE: $30/$25
AGES: 5 – 9
LOCATION: Please look for e-mail for locations each week!

JR. STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM

Do you need to earn badges for scouting, or do you just want to learn about how you can help local habitats? This will be a series of 3 programs focusing on:

    - invasive species, ID and reporting

    - trash pick-up and trail maintenance

    - habitat improvement projects (such as helping to plant trees, or remove old fencing, or installing bird and bat houses)


DATE: Saturdays, April 10-24 

TIME: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

 

Wednesdays, April 14 - 28

TIME: 4:00 - 5:30 PM

 

LOCATION: Lillie Park South

AGES: 9+ 

FEE: $45/$40


PLAY FOR THE FUN OF IT!

Join us for an afternoon of fun! Get outside and enjoy physical distancing games. We will play soccer, dodgeball, tag with pool noodles, steal the bacon and much much More!

DATE: Tuesdays/Thursdays, April 27 – May 13             

TIME: 4:00-5:00pm       

LOCATION: Hickory Woods Park

AGES: 6-10       

FEE: $35/$30


PEE WEE SOCCER

It is never too early to get involved in an exciting sport like soccer. This league will allow children to become comfortable learning the fundamentals of the game through fun and exciting drills and “games.” Coaches are volunteer parents and teams are organized by the Recreation Department. Volunteer to coach! Registration deadline is April 16. Registration after deadline, if space available, includes a $10 late fee. 6-week season. No program 5/29.

EQUIPMENT: Shin guards are required

WHERE: Lillie Park South

Days        Time        Age          NR/R Fee Code

Sat, 5/8-6/19          9:00 AM - 12:00 PM**       3               $65/$60  200.SS21

Sat, 5/8-6/19          9:00 AM - 12:00 PM**       4-5           $65/$60  201.SS21


**Times may vary depending on final number of teams.

 

HOT SHOT SOCCER

A great league for beginners or those looking to improve their soccer skills. Participants will learn the game of soccer through fundamental drills and games. Coaches are volunteer parents and teams are organized by the Recreation Department, players are placed on teams according to their schools attended. Registration deadline is April 16. Registration after deadline, if space available, includes a $10 late fee. 6-week season. No program 5/29.

EQUIPMENT: Shin guards are required

WHERE: Lillie Park South

Days        Time        Age          NR/R       Fee          Code

Sat, 5/8-6/19          9:00 AM - 12:00 PM**       6-7           $70/$65  202.SS21

Sat, 5/8-6/19          9:00 AM - 12:00 PM**       8-9           $70/$65  203.SS21


**Times may vary depending on final number of teams.

 

T-BALL LEAGUE

Baseball is America’s pastime and t-ball is where it begins! Participants of the league will learn about the basics of the game including base running, hitting, fielding and throwing from volunteer coaches. Teams are organized according to schools the children attend. Open to ages 5 - 6. Children, 4 ½ may participate if they are entering kindergarten in the fall. Teams will have 1 game/week and 1 practice/week. Registration deadline is April 30. Registration after the deadline if space is available, includes a $15 late fee. 6-week season. 

EQUIPMENT: Baseball Glove

WHERE: Pittsfield Twp Park 

 

Days        Time        Age          NR/R       Fee          Code

Mon & Wed, 5/17-6/30          6:00 or 7:15 PM           4-6           $65/$60  206.SS21

Tue & Thu, 5/18-7/1               6:00 or 7:15 PM            7-9           $65/$60  207.SS21

 

*Times may vary depending on the number of teams

 

MACHINE PITCH LEAGUE

Gain confidence batting without fear of getting hit by a pitch, get more action in the field, and create memories! You’ll develop skills and meet new friends at the same time. Our machine pitch league promises to be filled with fun and excitement! Take a step up from T-Ball. Teams are formed based on the school your child attends. Registration includes team shirt, cap, and pants. Open to all youth ages 7-9. Registration deadline is April 30. Registration after deadline, if space is available, includes a $15 late fee. 6-week season. 

EQUIPMENT: Baseball Glove

WHERE: Pittsfield Township Park

 

Days        Time        Age          NR/R       Fee          Code

Mon & Thu, 5/17-7/1             6:00 or 7:15 PM           7-9           $75/$70  208.SS21


*Times may vary depending on the number of teams

For more information and registration, please visit:Youth Programs Opens in new window

Adult & Senior - Although our Community/Senior Center is currently closed (available by appointment only). See our senior monthly newsletter for current programs.

Our Senior Café Lunch Program is still operating, please call 734-822-2117 to learn more and order meals.

For more information on how to get involved, please visit:Adults and Seniors  Opens in new window


Special Events & More - The Pittsfield Township Farmers Market will be offering online sales weekly, most weeks, as well as Pop-Up Farmers Markets in the lot this fall with limited vendors on Thursdays, 2:00-6:00 pm at Platt & Michigan Avenue Masks and social distancing are required. Order online Saturday through Monday for safe, no contact pick-up on Thursday, 2-6 pm at: pittsfieldtownship.localfoodmarketplace.com

NATURE HIKES IN THE MOON LIGHT 
Take a moon light hike at Lillie Park trail loop listen to the sounds of owls, foxes or other animals, or the crunching from your boots, that seem to crack and split into the air. 

End the walk with roaring fire at the fire pit and have hot cocoa (Covid-19 restrictions permitting). Park restrooms are closed for season.

DATES:
Saturday, February 27th
Sunday, March 28th
TIME: 6:00 - 6:30 PM *times may adjust to the light
LOCATION: Lillie Park South.
FEE: $15/$10 for each walk per person
AGES: All 

NATURE AT THE PRESERVE – MUSKRAT LOVE
Come hike in at the Pittsfield Preserve! There's a beautiful little wetland with loads of muskrat habitation. The only catch…it is a little muddy and slippery. If you are you able to dress well enough and wear sturdy shoes…then be prepared for a little muskrat themed investigation and educational information. If the pond freezes we could even maybe see some of the bubble trails they leave under the ice... Park restrooms are closed for season.

DATE: Saturday, February 13
TIME: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
LOCATION: Pittsfield Preserve @ Morton Rd
FEE: $9/$7 per person
AGES: All

For more information and registration, please visit: Special Events Opens in new window

Thank you for being part of this vibrant community. You have our deepest gratitude for your patience and understanding as we adapt to these challenging times.

Updated Programming Information Due to COVID-19

Community Center/Senior CenterClosed/By Appointment Only
All Indoor Programs and ActivitiesCancelled
Senior Center LibraryClosed/By Appointment Only
ParksOpen Dawn to Dusk
PavilionsOpen
Bathroom FacilitiesClosed
Disc GolfOpen
Field RentalsOpen
Play StructuresOpen
Trails and GreenwaysOpen