Welcome to the Parks & Recreation Department!

News & Notes

Due to the surge in COVID-19 cases in Oakland County, we are no longer accepting indoor rentals through then end of the year. Park rentals are available with capacity limits recommended by the Michigan Department of Health.

2021 Winter Recreation Programs
Check out our wonderful new program line up for Winter 2021. We have new programs for adults and children, including free and low-cost options. All of our programs follow proper Covid-19 safety procedures. Register online for easy and immediate refunds if cancellations are needed. 

2021 MLK Day in LV Programs
We have some very special programs planned for this year's MLK Day celebration. Check them out here!

Holiday Tree Lighting
Check out the video of our Tree Lighting ceremony.  Thank you to the residents who volunteered to come out for the video.  We can't wait for the whole town to come out next year.

Santa loved Lathrup Village
On Sunday, December 13th, Santa visited more than 60 kids in Lathrup Village with no-contact home visits. You can still write to Santa and receive a letter back. Just leave your letter in the Santa Mailbox at the Gazebo in Municipal Park with a return address.
Collage of Santa visit pictures

Holiday Light Decorating Contest
Thank you to all who participated in our 2020 Holiday Light Decorating Contest.  Our winners are:

1st place- 18561 San Jose, the Robinsons
2nd place- 17606 Sunnybrook, the Batchellers
3rd place- 28221 Lathrup, Robin Roberts and Rick Wisz
Check out photos of all the contestants here.

Holiday Selfie Stations at Sarrackwood and Municipal Park
Snap some festive holiday photos at our two selfie stations this season. Delight family and friends with pics of the kids, the pups or you and your special someone.  Be sure to post and tag us on Facebook @LVParksandRec or on Instagram @LVparks_rec. 
Picture of decorated tree with ribbons and large ornaments outdoors in a park. There is a bench in front of the tree and two large candy canes on either side framing the bench.  
Lathrup Village Dog Park
Join the Lathrup Village Dog Park!  The park is located on the site of one of the old roller hockey rinks behind Annie Lathrup School. Cost is just $15 per dog for residents, $5 for each additional dog in the household. Non-residents also welcome. Applications are available in City Hall or here. Want to get involved as a volunteer? Join the Friends of the Lathrup Village Dog Park group on Facebook. Check it out here. 

Get Involved in your Community 

There are many volunteer and interest groups in Lathrup Village.  There's something for everyone from history to gardening to raising kids to promoting small businesses.  Do you need help getting connected?  Email Chris at or call (248) 557-2600 ext. 224.

Coyote Info
Check out this wonderful information on coyotes prepared by your Lathrup Village Nature Club: Coyote pamphlet.

Here are a couple of other links too.

Thank you to the Nature Club for their work on this project.  If you're interested in learning more about the Nature Club and their role in providing educational and enrichment opportunities in Lathrup Village, please contact

      Quick Links
Get the most up-to-date information at the Parks & Rec Department Facebook Page 
Register online for classes, workshops, and events via Eventbrite. It's fast and easy!

Community Room Rental Policies

Community Room Rental Rates

Giving hands
Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the Parks & Recreation Department.  Donations of any size are needed and appreciated.  You can donate easily online here.
Contact Info

Christopher Clough

Parks & Recreation Coordinator

(248) 557-2600 ext 224
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