2537 Rochester Court
Troy, MI 48083
Phone: (248) 689-7500
Fax: (248) 689-9015
Standing on the northwest corner of Big Beaver Road and John R Road, the Troy Sports Center is a well known sports facility. The center has four arenas and conducts training classes for beginners interested in sports like ice skating and hockey. The ice rinks here serve as the venue for most skating and hockey sports events. The Troy Sports Center also features a gymnasium which helps train the local athletes.
Whether if it's just you and a few friends, or if it's a large scale party, the Troy Family Aquatic Center is the ultimate summer fun zone. Swimmers can either buy a one-day pass or for the avid adventure seekers, the seasonal pass also available. Tube slides, water trees, sand area, a deck with lounge chairs, the aquatic center is a paradise. It is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Check website for varying hours of operation.
For all those who love skating, Skate World Troy, is the place to be at. Every day of the week has some or the other event happening here. Some days would see cartoon characters visiting and on some other days entry would be free for all the entrants who come in at a stipulated time. It offers training for the beginners and provides skate on rent so that no one may miss on the fun. The Skate World also hosts various events and parties.
Take a thrilling trip down the Triple Turn water slide, enjoy the wave pool and relax on a tube on the gentle 990 foot (301 meter) long River Ride. Children love the Soak Station with 68 fun-filled features, including water slides and water jets. If you want your toddler to join the action visit the Spray & Play area that is geared towards that age range. Please note that this is a seasonal attraction and will also be closed if there is bad weather. Check website for information about their varying open dates and hours.
Nestled to the north west of Warren, the vast expanse encompassing 80 acres (32.37 hectares) of space is home to the Halmich Park. The park comprises of areas that can be used to play various sports: tennis courts, baseball pitch and soccer field. There is a playground section for little kids, filled with swings and slides. Canopies offer guests a shaded space to relax and unwind. The parking lot is situated to one end of the park.
The Firefighters park totals to about 96 acres (38.8498 hectares) that features plenty of open grass, baseball diamond, sand volleyball court, nine soccer fields, picnic shelter and so much more. Definitely a perfect place for the weekend warriors in all of us.
There are few things cooler to a kid than an indoor water park. This is just as true for most adults, too. At the Indoor Water Park in the Warren Community Center , you can plan out your visit in a variety of ways, which include pool party package, fun and games package, or premiere package. Each package requires at least a minimum of 10 children in the party. Whether if part of a pool party or if you're just dropping in because it's a Thursday, there are a variety of pool activities that will last you all day, and have a grand time.
The Detroit Zoological Park is one of the nation's oldest and most stately zoos. Its huge main campus is located on land situated in the suburb of Huntington Woods but owned by the city of Detroit. Renovations of many of the zoo's older buildings and new exhibits have modernized the zoo. Popular exhibits include the new Amphibiville, home of the National Amphibian Conservation Center, a Wildlife Interpretive Center and adjacent butterfly/hummingbird gallery, a chimpanzee exhibit, a penguinarium and a model farm. The grounds are large and a free train is often crowded in summer.
Cranbrook House is one of the oldest manor home in Southeastern Michigan, and has amazing gardens to go along with it. Guests interested in visiting the historic home can partake in guided tours, conducted several times a day, where they can learn all about the history of the house. To visit the gardens, guests can give themselves self-guided tours and explore to their hearts' content. The garden greenhouse is also open for visits and has all kinds of special features like 'living walls' and 'demonstration gardens' so you can draw inspiration for your own.
Since it opened in 1953, Hazel Park Raceway has been the place to go on summer nights to bet on the horses. Those placing bets can wager not only on the night's live races but on others televised from around the country. The towering grandstand and the large clubhouse, offers seats with good views of the track. The barn area is behind the grandstand and near the parking lot, so horses are led to and from the races in plain view of the spectators. This is a great place to go to, for some local flavor and entertainment.
The Maple Lane Golf Club in Sterling Heights is a public golf course with three 18-hole courses. With so many options there is never any trouble booking a tee time in advance; in fact, they are not even required. The golf club also has a club house with a full menu and bar, for your enjoyment after a long day on the links.
Plum Brook is a public 18-hole golf course where everyone from beginners to advanced players can hone their skills. This isn't one of the fancier courses around, but the no-frills course, which occupies 6300 yards (5750 meters) is great for those on a budget. The greens here are impeccable and the course has consistently received high ratings within the Tri-County area.