Livonia Community Marketing Consortium

Why Livonia?

Livonia: Why PLAY Here?

Because there is so much to do!  Here's a sampling:

  • Recreation
    Livonia has more parks and nature preserves than any Michigan city other than Detroit.  No matter where you live in Livonia, you are a short walk from a playground, walking trail, or ball field.  Enjoy one of our three golf courses.  Bike along Hines Drive.  Meet friends at the Recreation Center.  Exercise at the YMCA.  Fish, skate, or just relax at Newburgh Lake.  There's something for everyone.  

    Learn more about the organized recreational activities, including youth & adult sports, offered by Livonia Parks & Recreation.    
  • Shopping/Dining
  • Arts
    Our own symphony orchestra, youth symphony, civic chorus, an active arts commission...  not to mention the frequent productions by our high school thespians and musicians.  Livonia has so much to offer. Greenmead Historical Park hosts events throughout the year, including flea markets, Christmas activities, and a popular fall festival.
  • Special Events
    • Spree, Livonia's annual birthday celebration, is an exciting mix of rides, games, shows, and musical acts that draws people from all over the region, culminating with a spectacular fireworks show. 
    • Music Under the Stars is a weekly musical performance in the summer.
    • Highland Games: Thousands flock to Greenmead for this annual event
  • Regional Opportunities
    Livonia is 29 minutes or less from just about anywhere in Metro Detroit: The Henry Ford, professional sports, University of Michigan athletics, downtown theaters, museums, major shopping centers, historic downtowns, metroparks...  If you live in Livonia, you are in the center of it all!