26442 Wixom Road Novi, MI 48375
Park Shelter Reservations Available: Yes
Wildlife Woods Park features more than 50 acres of fields and wooded land surrounding two Novi schools. The park has a rentable picnic shelter and athletic space for soccer, softball, tennis and basketball, as well as open field space. The ITC Corridor Trail also runs along a portion of the park’s eastern border. Parking is shared with the Novi schools adjacent to the park and the public has access to Deerfield Elementary School’s public playground when school is not in session.
Adjacent to Wildlife Woods’ northern border, the Villas at Stonebrook development will include “age-targeted” ranch-style duplex housing units on 26 acres of land. The housing development will have an entry drive from Wixom Road – parallel to the northern border of Wildlife Woods Park – and will have an access drive spurring off to 12 parking spaces northwest of the park’s shelter. The park will gain greater visibility, parking will be more convenient for shelter rentals and park users, and the main entrance will no longer be located on Novi Community Schools’ property/parking lot. Construction began in spring 2019.
Initially acquired by the City in 1994 and 1997 as part of a 1993 bond for more than 100 acres, a 52-acre corner portion of the property was sold to Novi Community Schools in 1997 for the construction of Novi Middle School and Deerfield Elementary School. A picnic shelter with restrooms was built on the remaining City land in 2000-01 and backstops for softball diamonds were installed in 2001. Tennis courts and basketball courts were also added along a shared boundary with the schools.