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Aug - Sep

Engage - August - September 2020

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Aug - Sep 2020

Engage Recreation Guide
Aug - Sep 2020

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Share your story and promote your business! The Engage magazine is being redesigned to inform, entertain, educate and inspire people to connect with and contribute to the Novi community through articles focusing on events, services, programs and opportunities, as well as the traditional program listings. Business also will have the opportunity to advertise within the publication and make story pitches.

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Welcome back and stay tuned for more to come

Martial Arts ParticipantsNovi Parks is excited to welcome back participants and players to our programs. As sports and recreational programming resumes, we are committed to the health and safety of all players, participants, coaches, instructors, staff, parents, and the community.

We have established Return-to-Recreation Guidelines that are based on recommendations from the CDC, State of Michigan, and sport-specific associations. The guidelines include information about self-monitoring and reporting illness, face coverings, equipment usage, and social distancing.

We have a variety of virtual and in-person programs planned and also plan to offer youth basketball and volleyball leagues. Stay tuned to for additional information soon or give us a call at 248.347.0400.

Keep your basketball skills sharp with Novi Parks

Boy Playing BasketballDominate on the court like you dominate in the classroom by joining one of our three basketball skills sessions.

From the Leisure Unlimited Basketball classes for beginners to Meticulous Basketball Skills training for all skill levels to the Detroit Pistons Skills and Drills class, we have something for everyone.

These training sessions start in the next few weeks so don't wait to register.

Click here to register.

Parents, kids encouraged to try Turning Teen

Turning Teen LogoThe Turning Teen workshops have gone virtual, which means it's even easier to participate as you can watch it all at once or break it into segments.

This program provides age appropriate, medically-accurate information about puberty, emotions, anxiety and more for boys and girls through its four different workshops.

Talks that are available include:

  • Managing Emotions: Anxiety 101
  • Body Basics for Girls
  • Being My Best Self for Girls
  • Body Basics for Boys
Click here to register.

Virtual theatre workshops help prepare for the stage

Act One Theatre Workshop FlyerEven though we aren't meeting face-to-face just yet, be sure to check out these outstanding specialty theatre workshops that start the week of Sept. 14.

Workshops are 3-4 weeks in length and meet two evenings per week for 1, 1.5 or 2 hours. Registration fees range from $95-$115 for residents.

Workshops include:

  • Scriptwriting Part 1 (9th-12th)
  • Sketch Comedy (9th-12th)
  • Theatre Choreography (K-4 & 5-12)
  • Singing in Character (7th-12th)
  • Mastering the Monologue (5th-8th)
  • Puppet Theatre (K-4)
Click here to register.

Stay active this fall in one of our new sports leagues

Fall Adults Sport FlyerFun doesn't always have to be for the kids! As fall is fast approaching, we have come up with four new adult leagues to get you outside and moving:

  • Co-Ed 4s Grass Volleyball
  • Pairs Badminton
  • Adult Kickball
  • Soccer-Tennis
These leagues begin as early as Sept. 13 with a Sept. 3 registration deadline. Visit to learn more or give us a call at 248.347.0400.

Click here to register.

Explore martial arts with Family Self Defense Center

Martial Arts practiceJoin Family Self Defense Center outside at Fuerst Park this fall to hone your skills or learn new ones.

The award-winning program builds self-esteem, confidence, focus and respect. Classes take place Tuesday nights starting Sept. 15 from 6:30-7:30pm.

Social distancing will be required and masks worn at all times.

Click here to register.

Keep your kids active with 'Parks & RECess'

Park and Recess logoJoin the Novi Parks staff for recess-style activities this fall!

Our new series called "Parks & RECess" will provide an opportunity for kids to stay active and socialize in a safe environment. Each week will focus on a new theme and rotate through our various parks.

The program takes place Monday-Thursday from Sept. 14-Nov. 19 at 4:30pm. To see the weekly themes visit or call 248.347.0400.

Click here to register.

Novi Dog Park memberships, renewals go virtual

Novi Dog Park LogoRegistering to become a member of the Novi Dog Park or renewing your membership can now be done virtually.

Simply head over to and follow the instructions listed for new members and renewals.

Annual memberships are $30/resident and $60/non-resident. A key fob is needed for entry, along with proof of required vaccinations and current Oakland County Dog License.

Learn more here.

Join us on the course this fall in the 55+ league

2020 Fall Golf League 55+ FlyerWe are excited to announce that our 55+ Golf League is going to have a fall season!

The league will take place at Riverbank Golf Course and feature leagues on Mondays for men, Wednesdays for women and Thursdays for mixed. All leagues will consist of partners playing a round-robin schedule for five weeks.

Play starts the week of Sep. 21 and ends the week of Oct. 19. Cost is $74/resident & $79/non-resident. A golf cart fee of $5 is paid directly to the course and is based on two people sharing a cart.

Click here to register.

Win an Amazon gift card in our eSports Rec Leagues

ESportsThe eSports Rec Leagues continue to grow in popularity and we are sweetening the pot with "Big Prize" leagues for Amazon gift cards.

Our Summer Season is from Aug. 2-Sep. 26 and Fall Season is from Sep. 27-Nov. 7. Champs of the regular leagues will win a championship shirt, while "Big Prize" league winners will get Amazon gift cards: $150 (1st), $50 (2nd), $25 (3rd).

To register, download the Mission Control GG app on your phone, select Novi Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services and join a league.

Click here to register.

Take a safe ride with Novi Senior Transportation

Novi Senior TransportationRide safely to your appointments with Novi Senior Transportation.

The service takes Novi residents 55+ and those under 55 with a limited disability to doctors appointments, shopping restaurants and more.

To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, all passengers must wear a face mask while in the vehicle. A passenger can expect their driver will be wearing a face mask and vehicles to be sanitized between each passenger.

To schedule a ride, call 248.735.5617.

Click here to know more.

Beyond Books (Novi Public Library)

Use the following links to visit the Novi Library website for more information.

Library Board
Friends of the Novi Library / Kaleidoscope Series
Historical Commission
Adult Programs
Adult Book Discussion Groups
Adult Career Development and Business Programs
Adult Language Programs
Adult Computer Programs
Tween and Teen Programs
Youth Story Times
Youth Programs
iCube Makerspace

Other Recreational Opportunities

Kensington Metropark

Logo - MetroparksWith more than 2.5 million visitors each year, Kensington Metropark is a 4,481-acre first-class recreational facility. Its wooded hilly terrain surrounds beautiful Kent Lake. The park features an 18-hole regulation golf course, a disc golf course, a nature center, a farm learning center, picnic areas, beaches, boat rentals, cross country skiing, ice skating, a paved hike-bike trail and more. Click here to visit the Kensington Metropark website.

Maybury State Park

Maybury Park is located at 50165 Eight Mile in Northville Township – 48167. Enter at the RED Maybury Farm sign entrance off Eight Mile approximately 1.75 miles west of Beck Road. Click here for more information on Maybury State Park.


Oakland County Parks is a site for residents and visitors alike. It provides a gateway to all there is to see and do in Oakland County, Michigan, from our scenic recreation areas to our vibrant downtowns.

Oakland County Parks Opportunities

Individuals with disabilities may participate in all general recreation and leisure opportunities. A recreation therapist is available to assist in making your experience a success. Adaptive sports equipment, fishing equipment, trail chairs, pool transfer chairs and hand cycles are available.

Check for additional programs and sports clinics at