Troy, MI

Sports & Leisure are a Priority for Many in Troy

This is the place where memories are made!

Whether you enjoy going to one of Troy’s parks or splashing around at the pool, the Troy Parks and Recreation Department offers activities year-round.

The department operates the Lloyd A. Stage Nature Center, Skate Park, Troy Farm, local parks, Sylvan Glen Golf Course, Sanctuary Lake Golf Course and Driving Range, Family Aquatic Center, and the Community Center.

For the nature lover, check out the Lloyd A. Stage Nature Center. The center is a 100-acre sanctuary dedicated to educating about the natural world. A wide range of programs, including an extensive list of school programs, provides opportunities for adults and children alike to learn about the outdoors.

If you’re pretty good on wheels, you should try your luck on the new half-pipe at the Skate Park (located in the Community Center parking lot). Skateboards and roller blades are welcome.

Golf anyone? Beginning with the first swing and ending with the last putt, players will say that Troy has hit a hole-in-one with its two public golf courses.

If you enjoy a little splashing and sunning in the summer, the outdoor Troy Family Aquatic Center is for you. Offering daily and seasonal passes, guests can swim in the main pool and lap lanes, kids can appreciate the spray pools with waterfall, and everyone can get excited about the water slides. A sand-filled area with a playscape and sand volleyball courts give non-swimmers fun outdoor options.

Throughout the year, the centrally located Troy Community Center offers an indoor swimming pool and fitness center. Seniors also come to the center for classes, meals and even games of checkers and cards. A small gift shop, located in the center, sells unique craft items created by Troy residents. Rooms are available for meetings and luncheons upon advance request.

As its crowning jewel, the city boasts an annual family-fun fair. Residents from the area flock to the Magic of Fall/Troy Daze Festival that is held every September in Troy. From rides and food to talent shows and a petting zoo, this event attracts about 100,000 people over the four-day weekend.

It’s easy to cherish lifelong memories in Troy.

Snapshot of TROY:
• More than 53,000 people visited the Aquatic Center in 2005.
• The Aquatic Center employs more than 70 young people each season.
• Nearly 53,000 rounds of golf were played at Sylvan Glen last year.

 


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