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ITC Community Sports Park


51000 Eight Mile Road Northville, Michigan

Park Shelter Reservations Available: Yes


Developed in 1996, ITC Community Sports Park caters to active recreational pursuits. This park is known as the premier soccer and baseball complex in the area, which plays host to many tournaments throughout the year. Tennis and basketball courts are also within the park. For non-sports enthusiasts, one picnic shelter is available for community use throughout the year or to rent for gatherings of all sorts. Two play structures, one near each entrance of the park, are popular all year round.


ITC Community Sports Park Facility and Activity Areas Map

Park Partner

ITC Holdings


Ball Fields Basketball
Concession Open Greenspace
Paved Trail Picnic Shelter
Playground Soccer
Restrooms Seasonally Available May 1-November 1 Tennis


May 2021

The north playground structure has been replaced and features a new inclusive design and safety surfacing.
TreeTops is an abstract play structure designed to give kids the sense of playing in the treetops, exploring a forest canopy. The structure features wiggly bridges, the O-Zone® 3-ring climber, two different slides, and a range of interconnected activities at multiple levels, all protected by built-in shade. The TreeTops structure is designed for the 5-12 age group and includes independent pieces like the Double Bobble Rider, The Chill Spinner, and the Curva Spinner to introduce motion and opportunities for the 2-5 age children. Benches are also included. This structure choice is not only unique it is also in keeping with the natural theme in the park started by the Tim Pope Memorial Playground.



July 2020

The Tim Pope playground was dedicated in July 2020.
Pope Family  Sign and flowers

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Dec. 13, 2019

The Tim Pope Play Structure remodel is complete and open for use with separate structures geared toward the 2-5 and 5-12 age groups. A re-dedication event scheduled for May 2, 2020, will be rescheduled once the coronavirus pandemic subsides.
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Oct. 10, 2019

After delighting youngsters for 22 years, the Tim Pope Memorial Play Structure at ITC Community Sports Park is getting an upgrade.

The play structure and parking lot closest to the structure both closed Oct. 21, 2019, and will remain closed for about a month. The new version, made of maintenance-free recycled plastic, will include safety and accessibility upgrades along with lots of features designed to inspire the imagination.

It will mirror the design of the existing structure and include the original wooden pickets adorned with the names of those who made the 1997 play structure a reality. A grand opening celebration of the new play structure will take place in the spring.


Dec. 2007

Novi-based ITC Holdings Corp. purchases the naming rights to Community Sports Park, which was re-branded as ITC Community Sports Park. A community-wide event was held in conjunction with the dedication in June 2008.

Father’s Day 1997

Tim Pope was a former Novi City Council Member who passed away, unexpectedly, in 1995. Pope often visited a fun and happy playground with his son, Andrew. It was his dream that a similar play structure would be built in Novi for Novi’s children. With input from the children of Novi and donations from friends, family and area businesses, the Tim Pope Memorial Play Structure was completed using the hard work of many volunteers over five days and opened on Father’s Day 1997.

Oct. 14, 1993

About 74 acres of land was purchased to become Community Sports Park.