Individuals may use most city park features without a permit, on
a first-come, first-serve basis, however, permits are recommended so
we can manage the number of people using a park on a particular day.
Permits and/or rental fees and deposits are required for use of fun
bags, picnic pavilions, electricity and some ball fields, soccer
fields and hockey rinks. Payment is due at time of reservation.
Permits are issued at the Kulick Community Center office, 1201
Livernois weekdays only: Monday -Thursday 8:00am - 7:30pm and Friday
8:00am - 4:30pm. Call (248) 544-6767 to inquire about reservations.
Valid Michigan ID is required 1) when the reservation is made, and
2)when picking up permits, keys, or fun bags. Special event permits
may be required for certain activities and generally take 45 days to
General Park Permit:
A. General Park Permits do not grant exclusive use of the park,
tables, or grills. These are available on a first-come, first-served
basis at no charge. The permit assists us in managing the number of
groups using a park on a particular day.
B. Electricity is available at Martin Road and Geary Park
pavilions. A $25 refundable deposit is required to obtain the
electric box key.
C. Fun Bags containing sports equipment – soccer ball, playground
ball, scoop set, baseball, softballs, football, volleyball, jump
rope, etc.– are available for a fee of $10, plus a $50 refundable
Restrooms are generally open for the season May 15 - October 15,
weather permitting. Park restrooms are cleaned and open for use at
9:00am and closed at approximately 9:00pm every day provided
restrooms are not vandalized.
Pavilion Permits for Martin Road and Geary Parks:
A. Picnic Pavilion reservations may be made on a first-come,
first-served basis beginning January 2 of each year. A
50%nonrefundable deposit is required upon reservation. No phone
B. Pavilion Rental grants exclusive use of the pavilion, tables
therein, and electrical access. Rates are:
# of Hours
Ball Field and Hockey Rink Permit:
A. Residents may use most ball fields, soccer fields or hockey
rinks without a permit, at any time there are no City scheduled
games or practices, or others with permits on a first-come,
first-serve basis. Exceptions include Martin Road Ball Field #1, and
the full-size "Dream Field " soccer field at Martin Road Park which
require special permits to use.
B. Permits for reserved field and rink use are issued to city
residents, city businesses, or city league teams. Recreation
teams with permits have priority use of the field or rink during
their designated permit time. Permit must be on-site to be
C. No individual/group may have more than two permits at any one
D. To reserve a ball field, soccer field or hockey rink, call the
Kulick Center office at (248)544-6767 ext.0 during normal business
E. Please be prepared to present your Michigan ID when you pick
up your permit to verify residency.
The City asks residents to serve as its eyes and ears and assist
in watching for vandalism to park facilities. If you personally see
someone in the act of vandalizing a restroom or other park property
contact the Ferndale Police non-emergency number at (248)546-2150.
If you visit the park and find vandalized restrooms or other park
property, please contact the Kulick Center office at (248)544-6767
ext.0 and report the location. If vandalism becomes a continued
problem the restrooms will be closed and equipment removed.