Sterling Heights offers hundreds of relaxing fun and rewarding family activities and immensely popular annual special events.

Things To Do

Year Round Fun @ Dodge Park 

Dodge Park is the place to be in Sterling Heights. From an outdoor ice rink in winter months to a state-of-the-art splash park in the summer and walking paths, playgrounds and picnic areas for all the months in between. Skaters, BMX bikers and bladers can hit the slops at the skate park too!

Have A Ball @ Urban Air

Get out the house and wear the kids out at Urban Air. The indoor amusement center features trampolines, rock climbing, virtual reality gaming and an urban warrior course. The highlight is the sky rider indoor coaster, it allows riders to soar overhead all the attractions of the facility with a bird’s eye view.

Everyone Can Have Fun @ The Play-Place for Autistic Children
Walk in hours are available at this unique play-powered environment for the entire family, all diagnosis and cognitive level. Your family can engage in unlimited play time with activities such as, a carousel ride, LEGO and art rooms as well as a computer cafe.

Grab A Treat @ iFreeze Creamery
Whether it’s the dog days of summer or dreary doldrums of winter, there’s one delicious treat that never goes out of style: ice cream! If your looking to breathe out “smoke” like a dragon try their novelty dessert Dragon Breath.

Annual Events

Memorial Day Parade // Sterling Heights Memorial Parade starts at City Center and travels south along Utica Road. (May)

Sterlingfest // Carnival rides, food, music and art – come out for a weekend of fun. (July)

Sterling Frights // Put on your costume and get ready for Halloween (October)

A Sterling Christmas // Celebrate the holidays at Dodge Park (December)


Sterling Heights Public Library // 40255 Dodge Park Rd, Sterling Heights, MI 48313

Parks, Splash Pad + Ice Rink

  • Community Center // 40250 Dodge Park Rd. Sterling Heights, MI 48313
    • Gymnasiums, teen and tot room, outdoor playground, fitness center and walking track
  • Dodge Park // 40620 Utica Road, Sterling Heights, MI 48310
    • Playground, basketball court, outdoor concert stage, splash pad, skate park, ice rink and walking path
  • Hampton Park // 4600 Franklin Park, Sterling Heights, MI 48310
    • Playground, sled hill, basketball, tennis and pickleball courts, multi-purpose field, and trail
  • James C. Nelson Park // 2775 15 Mile Rd, Sterling Heights, MI 48310
    • Playground, nature trail, and volleyball courts
  • Farmstead Park // 12160 Clinton River Rd, Sterling Heights, MI 48313
    • Playground, walking trail, basketball court and sand volleyball

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