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Department of Leisure Services

Recreation services for all ages are combined under one umbrella with one common goal of providing more efficient services to the community we serve. Parks, Recreation, and Seniors are three separate operations, however we use shared resources to bring Chesterfield Township exceptional activities, programs, and places to play! Leisure Services are designed to provide the physical, mental, cultural, and social needs of residents and guests. It is our goal to provide a multitude of activities that are affordable, stimulating and comprehensive, and that enhance the quality of life through recreation, enrichment, fitness, athletics, cultural arts, conservation, preservation, and general open space use. It is our mission to accomplish this in a safe, enjoyable, and aesthetically enriching environment for all ages with outstanding service. For more information on all that we offer, please call 586-949-0400 ext. 4 and speak with a staff member!

All Ages

Register online for classes, leagues, and special events geared toward all ages at parks.chesterfieldtwp.org or in-person inside of the municipal offices at 47275 Sugarbush. Regular office hours are Monday-Friday, 8AM-4:30PM.

Older Adults (ages 55+)

Register for Senior Citizen specific activities and events in-person at the Senior Center. The Senior Center is located inside the municipal offices at 47275 Sugarbush. Regular office hours are Monday-Friday, 8AM-4:30PM. 

Amanda Bowers, Leisure Services Director. [email protected] 586-649-6451

Michele Vannerson, Assistant Director. [email protected] 586-649-6450

Carly Podzikowski, Senior Coordinator. [email protected] 586-649-6407

The Parks & Recreation Department is now hiring for spring/summer employment. Visit the township website at www.chesterfieldtwp.org to view our openings and to apply. Deadline is 2/21/2020. 

Return completed application to the Parks & Recreation Department for consideration. Employment applications can also be found by clicking here.  
Attn: Amanda Willard, Director of Leisure Services

47275 Sugarbush

Chesterfield, MI 48047

Brandenburg Park Update

Among the largest capital improvement to impact this venue will be the shoreline restoration project.  It will be a beacon of pride along Anchor Bay supported by the Township Board and grant agencies!   The currently eroding shore will be softened (not for swimming), but rather for the restoration of native habitats.  Along our community’s natural coast, species of plants and fish will once again thrive and make their homes in the healthy waters of Lake St. Clair.  There will be diverse educational opportunities and lucrative fishing for the sportsmen among us.  The building, centrally located within the park, will be gutted to provide more interior space and functionality for party rentals and programs.  The sports courts will see a surfacing overhaul in both basketball and tennis areas with logistical changes that will include the addition of pickleball courts. 

For the safety of park goers, the northeast quadrant of the park will be primarily inaccessible.  Additionally, the main walking paths leading to the pier, building and courts will also see temporary closures.  We anticipate the parking lot to remain unaffected; boaters will be able to launch with ease, the ever-popular nautical Splash Pad will remain in operation (weather permitting from Memorial to Labor Day, 11AM-7PM), our ADA accessible playground will be available for child play, the volleyball court and both Pavilions A & B will remain available to rent. 


No reservations will be taken for rental dates prior to May 23, 2020. Pavilions A, B, C, & D will be available to rent in the 2020 season. 

In 2020, due to planned construction, Brandenburg Park offers four open-air pavilions for rent.  Pollard Park offers five baseball diamonds and four full-size soccer fields.  All reservations must be completed in person.  Completed rental contract, rental agreement, and payment are required to hold a reservation. 

Brandenburg Park Booth opens Wednesday, May 20th. Splash Pad opens Friday, May 22nd. Park closed September 7th for the season. 

Parks & Recreation Commission
Are you passionate about creating healthy, active lifestyles? Have a love of your community? Do you have enthusiasm, radiate positivity and have a drive that just won’t quit?

Then you are the perfect fit to be a member of the Chesterfield Township Parks and Recreation Commission. This group volunteers their time generating ideas, promoting programs and working with the department to ensure recreation programming in Chesterfield Township is the best it can be! The advisory board meets the last Wednesday of the month at 6:30PM. If you would like to shape the direction of recreation in your community, submit a letter of interest for consideration to the Township Supervisor with a copy to Amanda Willard, Director of Leisure Services at 47275 Sugarbush, Chesterfield, MI 48047.

Questions? Call 586-949-0400, ext. 4.

2020 Sponsorship Opportunities!

Click HERE to view our sponsorship opportunities for 2020 for programs, events, and advertising.

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