West Bloomfield Parks staff processes all program registrations. There are 3 easy ways to register. Please note that some programs do require paperwork to accompany payment, therefore phone nor online registration is an option. For security purposes, credit card information should not be emailed and can be called in over the phone.
Walk In or Mail:
Register at the Recreation Activities Center, 4640 Walnut Lake Rd, West Bloomfield, MI 48823.
Office Hours are Monday-Thursday, 8am-7pm and Fridays 8am-4:30pm. Closed Saturdays and Sundays as well as some Holidays. Please do not use mail if time sensitive and keep a copy for your records before you send it.
Online registration is available for most of our programs and classes. In order to register online, you must have an account set up. For new customers, click “Create A New Account” and follow the prompts to set up your online account. If you have registered or rented a facility with West Bloomfield Parks (in person or by phone), click “Reset Password” as we have a new registration system as of December 5, 2016. Follow the steps to reset your password. Once this is done initially after December 5, you won’t need to do this again. When in doubt, please call or email our office in order to avoid a secondary account being created.
Other Important Registration Notes:
For your convenience, we accept cash, check, Visa or Mastercard. If joining late and the class is less than halfway through a session, registrations are prorated except for nature programs nor Camp WB. Classes cannot be prorated for anticipated missed/skip days.
Non-Sufficient Funds Fee (NSF):
There is a $35 fee for all check, charge and debit transactions returned for reasons of non-payment and you will be unenrolled in the activity until all activity fees and NSF fees are paid.
General Waivers must be signed before the start of your program. General Waivers are attached as a separate document with your emailed receipt. Waivers are needed on an annual basis per participant. If registering for a Camp, a Camp Waiver will supersede the General Waiver.
A receipt will be emailed to you upon registration, by any of the above methods. If applicable, receipts will include important notes and reminders. Please include a valid email address or update your online account when registering. If you have not received an emailed receipt, please call to verify registration status.
Residents are defined as taxpayers to West Bloomfield Township. Non-residents are allowed to register for most of our programs. The general guidelines for setting non-resident fees are as follows: $5 is added for every $50 increment.
Some programs are discount-eligible. Programs NOT eligible for discounts are: nature, ticketed events, trips nor events.
Free Events & Trips (for those that require advance registration):
Cancellations of a free event or trip require a 24 hours’ notice in order to be in good standing and eligible for registration in the next brochure of offerings, unless a doctor’s note is provided. Additionally, this allows us the courtesy to contact the next person on the wait list, as many of our free events and trips are full and are generously sponsored by a local business.
There is a financial aid program available to West Bloomfield residents 17 and younger. The program is designed to assist West Bloomfield families in a financial way by subsidizing the cost of programs, classes and summer camps. Annually, West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation will fund a specific amount of money for use as matching funds for the requested program. Program criteria and the application process can be found online at www.wbparks.org or by calling 248-451-1900.
Code of Conduct and Suspension Policy:
West Bloomfield Parks strives to provide premier facilities, programs and service so that residents have the opportunity to participate in high quality, diversified fitness, recreation, social and educational opportunities. Guests and participants are entitled to responsive service in a welcoming, safe and enjoyable atmosphere. At the same time, West Bloomfield Parks expects reasonable and appropriate behavior from those who call our Department, visit our facilities and participate in our programs. For more information on West Bloomfield Parks' Code of Conduct and Suspension Policy or to request grievance procedures, contact the Parks and Recreation Director at 248-451-1900.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Policy:
The Americans with Disabilities Act ensures equal access to public services. West Bloomfield Parks recognizes and accepts responsibility for serving all people and will make reasonable accommodations in order to serve persons with disabilities in our programs and at our facilities; therefore, our Department cannot exclude people with disabilities from programs unless their presence would pose a direct threat to the health or safety of others or require a fundamental alteration of the program. We must make reasonable modifications to integrate children, parents and guardians with disabilities into our programs. For more information on West Bloomfield Parks’ ADA compliance or to request grievance procedures, contact the Executive Director at 248-451-1900.
Drop Box: Drop boxes are located at the Recreation Activities Center as well as the Family Aquatic Center for after-hour registrations. Drop boxes are checked in the mornings, Monday-Friday.
Below are the guidelines that we use to determine a cancellation or refund, as well as our answers for those who request to be transferred from one activity to another.
Cancellations including Inclement Weather:
The West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation reserves the right to cancel an activity due to low enrollment, inclement weather, class instructor illness or circumstances beyond our control. School cancellations do not mean that West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation programs will be cancelled. Under usual circumstances, participants will be notified of a cancellation by email or by phone. In some circumstances, cancellations will also be recorded on the main Recreation Activities Center phone line. The West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation will make every effort to reschedule the activity. If a make-up is not possible, a partial refund will be provided in the form of a household credit.
If requested prior to the beginning of your class, a $10 administrative fee will be charged for each patron-requested transfer. There is no charge for event ticket time change requests. There is no charge for a class instructor/staff requested transfer. In regards to facility rental date transfers, transfers will be granted based on availability and will incur a $20 administrative fee at the time of the request. We prefer two week’s notice on all facility rental date transfer requests.
Refunds Due to a Cancelled Class:
All classes have a certain minimum number of participants that must be registered or the class will be cancelled. If West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation cancels a program, you will receive a full refund in the form of a credit. This credit will be applied to your household account and may be used for future registrations or you may choose to have your credit refunded back to your credit card or by check (if original payment was paid by cash or check). Check refunds may take up to 4-6 weeks to process.
Patron Requested Refunds:
Below are the parameters that patron requested refunds are issued:
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