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Livonia is my home town and my favorite place to explore. Visit our favorite family pool, visit a family operated farm, picnic at a historical park and enjoy sweet treats this summer.
Make A Splash @ The Community Pools
Have fun in the sun at Sheldon, Botsford or Clement Circle pools. Clement Circle is our personal favorite and features a zero-entry pool with splash pad features and a brand new playground (free and open to public) in the park. The pool opens for the first two weekends in June and for regular hours beginning Saturday, June 18th. Admission is $9 for adults and $7 for kids who are not residents.
After a two year hiatus, the Livonia Spree returns for carnival rides, live entertainment and a firework show June 23rd to June 26th. The Motor City Irish Festival and Highland Games will be at Greenmead Historical Park in June and August repectively. The AM Rotary Carnival returns July 14th to July 24th and the Michigan Fun Fest at St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church is August 11th -14th.
Play With Kids @ Blue Line Farm
You wouldn’t know it when you drive by because it’s your standard two-story house but behind it there’s a barn with goats, pigs, chickens, cats and a guinea pig! Blue Line Farm is lots of fun. Sign up for a farm visit or attend a goat yoga class!
Visit Greenmead Historical Park
Bring a Frisbee and lunch for a picture-perfect picnic at Greenmead Historical Park. The95-acre public park was the 1820s homestead of Michigan pioneer, Joshua Simmons. It includes the original farm complex, Historical Village, and nature trail. Admission is free and it is fun to explore.
Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 27th when the Rotary Club of Livonia AM host the annual Touch-A-Truck event.
Summer Fun Series
Head to the Livonia Recreation Center on Tuesdays at 6:30pm beginning July 5th for a free family concert series featuring favorites like Zippity 2 Dads, Funny Dumpings and Gemini.
Plan A Park Day
Livonia has some of the best playgrounds and nature trails. Rotary Trails are great for nature exploration, Virginia Matley Trail is great for little legs and Tatigian Nature Preserve is great for a stroll (it’s paved). When it comes to playgrounds there are plenty to choose from but Rotary Park, Beverly Park and Greenwood Park top the list. Dooley Park has mini dinosaurs and is great for younger kids.
Summer Read With the Livonia Public Library
It’s time for summer reading and lots of fun events at the Livonia libraries. Go to a weekly outdoor storytimes on Fridays at 10:15am beginning June 3rd, sing and dance with the Music Lady, make a splash on Thursday, July 21st or stroll the storywalk! Find a full list of activities here.
Spend A Rain Day @ Roush Car Collection
The Roush Car Collection includes everything from classic Mustangs to speedway race cars and vintage rides of various sorts, it’s a real life collection of ‘hot wheels’. There’s no admission fee and you can drop in Monday – Friday.
Urban Air Opening
The wait is almost over, keep cool and have fun at metro Detroit’s newest Urban Air Adventure Park. The trampoline park includes a ninja course and acrade games.
Cool Down with a Sweet Treats
About Carrie Budzinski
Carrie Budzinski is the Vice President of LittleGuide Detroit. She grew up in Livonia and Detroit and continues to live life in both cities. Carrie loves exploring the city and finding hidden gems in the suburbs..