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Gift Certificates

Novi Parks offers gift certificates, perfect for birthdays and holidays. Gift-givers can customize the amount
and purchase an as e-card to be used
toward any Novi Parks program. No additional fees apply. Call 248.347.0400 for more information.

Create Memories with Family & Friends

Discounted tickets for the Detroit Zoo, Cedar Point, and select Detroit Red Wings games are available through the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department.  Click here to discover the savings.

Shredding Saturdays

First Saturday Every Month, 9am-12pm

Through a partnership with Corrigan Record Storage, Novi residents may recycle up to 300 pounds with NAID Certified Secured Shredding for a $5 fee. Over 300 pounds is $.05 per pound. Hard drive destruction is available for a $5 fee.

Location: Corrigan Record Storage, 45200 Grand River Avenue

Novi Youth Council

Mondays (bi-weekly), 3-4pm
Jan - Dec

In summer 2005, the Novi Youth Council adopted a policy resolution encouraging Novi youth to become civically active within the community as members of the Nov Youth Council. Each year the Novi City Council interviews and appoints school students to the Youth Council. The 21-member council is charged with making recommendations to the City Council concerning the needs of children, youth and families in the city and the appropriate means by which public and private agencies in cooperation with volunteer efforts may address such needs. The two year term will begin July 2018 and go through Dec 2019. If you are a Novi resident in 9-12 grade and are interested in applying for a position, please visit or call the Community Relations Department at 248.735.5628.

Novi Memorial Day Run

Monday, 7:30-9:30 am
May 27

The day’s festivities will include a 5K and 10K starting at 7:30 am, and a mile fun run starting at 8:30 am. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and the Novi Parks Foundation. If you bring a canned food item, or are a returning runner from a year ago, you save $5 on your registration fee. It is also free for US Veterans. In 2018 more than 500 runners participated and it made for a great day. Participants receive a free shirt for registering. Following the race, stick around for the Memorial Day Parade.

Age: All
Price: $14 for the Fun Run, $26 for the 5K, and $26 for the 10K Prices rise to: $31(5K) and $31(10K) after April 26.
Location: Start and Finish at Fuerst Park (Ten Mile and Taft Roads)
Registration: Registration and more information is available at

We want YOU to be IN the Memorial Day Parade

Mon, 10am
May 27

The Memorial Day Parade has been a Novi community tradition forever, honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. Novi civic organizations, businesses, bands, scout troops and families are encouraged to march and showcase pride and spirit. To be part of this great community event that honors Veterans and those currently serving, call 248.347.0414 or complete form available at

In celebration of Novi’s 50th anniversary, a “Parades of the Past” album is being created to highlight Novi’s longstanding tradition of Memorial Day Parades.  Help us tell this story by sharing your memories through pictures. We are seeking photographs taken between 1901-2001 to include in the album.  See for details.

Price: No Charge - Free Community Event
Location: Ten Mile Road - Karim Blvd to Novi Civic Center
Registration: Forms available at

2019 Novi Cares

Join us at the following events as we enhance and protect our environment:


Cemetery Clean Up - Saturday, June 1, 9-11am
Novi Road Cemetery
A perfect way to honor our deceased soldiers.  We will trim shrubs, trees, and pull weeds.

2019 Novi Cares


Arbor Day - Saturday, April 27, 9-11am
Rotary Park
Annual celebration encouraging planting and caring for trees.  Help celebrate by planting, mulching and weeding.


River Day - Saturday, May 4, 9-11am
Location TBD
Volunteers will gather for a “spring cleaning” of the park, which is part of the Rouge River Watershed.
River Day at Rotary Park is cancelled due to flooding.  If you have questions, please call 248-347-0473


Earth Day - Saturday, April 13, 9-11am
MSU Tollgate
Annual event celebrated each year in April. In partnership with MSU Extension Tollgate, working in the Harvest Garden.


Shredding Day - 1st Saturday, 9am-12pm
Corrigan Storage
First Saturday of each month, recycle up to 300 pounds of paper for $5. Service provided by Corrigan Record Storage. For more information, contact 248-344-9185.

The Great Campout

The Great CampoutSaturday, Jun 22 4pm - Sunday, Jun 23 10am
at Wildlife Woods (Wildlife Woods is located at 26442 Wixom Rd.)
Six people and two tents per 15x15 site, Adult (21 years or older) must be present, No alcohol or pets
No refunds in the case of inclement weather, camp at own risk
$10 late fee applies after registration deadline

  • Hot Dog Cookout
  • Lawn Games
  • Geocaching
  • Camp Crafts
  • Movie on the Big Screen
  • S'mores
  • Campfire Stories
  • Continental Breakfast

Registration Ends: Jun 14

Novi Dog Park Summer Social

Wed, 6-7pm
July 10

Bark your calendar to join other canines and their companions to sniff and schmooze at the Novi Dog Park Summer Social. Enjoy activities such as races through the park’s agility equipment and a tug-of-war contest to see which companion and dog can hang on the longest. You must be a member of the Novi or Northville Dog Park to participate.

Price: $5 per member
Location: Novi Dog Park

Registration Ends: Jul 08

Oakland County Adaptive Dance

Wed, 6:30-8:30pm
July 17

Individuals 18 and over with developmental disabilities can enjoy a Summer Luau with their friends. To register call Oakland County parks at (248) 424-7081.

Sizzling Summer Nights

Fridays at Fuerst Park - Sizzing Summer NightsFridays at Fuerst Park
All activities are from 7-9pm and movie starts at dusk
All programs are free to the community, socks are mandatory for bouncers

June 21: Peace, Love & Parks

Weʻre celebrating the City of Noviʻs 50th anniversary with a fab block party. The theme is 1969 so get decked out in your best 60s gear and come out for this groovy event, itʻs going to be outta sight!
Movie: Mary Poppins Returns

July 12: Splish Splash!

Join us for some wet and wild fun at our pop-up waterpark!
Movie: Incredibles 2

August 9: Family Game Night

Bring the family out and have a blast with a variety of fun games and activities.
Movie: Ralph Breaks the Internet
In case of inclement weather Friday evening activities will be held at the Novi Civic Center. Please call 248-347-0473 for weather updates.

For more information, please call 248-347-0400

Sizzling Summer Art Series

Sizzling Summer Art SeriesFree Community Event
Performances start at 10:30am

June at Fuerst Park

6/19 - Crazy Craig
6/26 - Magician Tom Plunkard

July at Pavilion Shore

7/10 - The Music Lady Beverly Meyer
7/17 - Polynesian Dancers of Michigan
7/24 - Musician Guy Louis
7/31 - Animal Magic

August at Fuerst Park

8/7 - Musical Duo Gemini
8/14 - Rock N Roll K9s