Fresh Air Fitness: Spring Sports & Outdoor Activities

By: Carolyn Hall | March 6, 2024
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As spring ushers in its warm embrace, Metro Detroit transforms into a vibrant playground for adults seeking adventure, fitness, and the thrill of outdoor activities. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or someone looking to shake off the winter blues with a new hobby, the area boasts an array of spots catering to every interest. From adrenaline-pumping ramps to a serene flow, let’s explore the diverse landscape of spring sports and outdoor activities in Metro Detroit…


6400 Telegraph Road, Bloomfield Township

1224 Library Street, Detroit

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500 South Washington Avenue, Royal Oak

For those seeking a more introspective spring activity, Citizen Yoga offers the perfect sanctuary. “We believe that community is an action,” says Elyse Brogdon, Director of People and Processes, “and teach yoga as a tool for going inward to develop personal insight alongside a commitment to actively being part of something bigger than ourselves.” Through yoga, they aim to foster personal growth and mental health. It’s a welcoming space where a simple ‘hello’ can lead to profound connections and transformations. Seasonally, the Bloomfield and Royal Oak studios hold classes outdoors. Additionally, Citizen Yoga offers over 25 live online classes a week if you want to get outside and take it on your own. 

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Photo courtesy of Citizen Yoga


35520 Eight Mile Road, Farmington Hills 

Riley Skate Park is a haven for skateboarders of all levels. This 29,000-square-foot all-concrete park is one of Metro Detroit’s premier spots for skateboarders and in-line skaters and sees hundreds of skaters a day. Riley Skate Park was designed by Site Design Group and Grindline, which are known for being some of the best skate park designers in the country. The park encourages creativity and skill development, making it a perfect spot to enjoy the spring weather on wheels. 


For those who thrive on team sports, the Detroit Volleyball Club offers a dynamic environment to dive into volleyball. With games for various skill levels, you can enjoy the camaraderie of team play while getting active. It’s a great way to stay fit, meet new people, and indulge in some friendly competition. Detroit Volleyball Club offers leagues, pickup games, lessons, and more. You can join games as an individual, or create a team of your own. Games are held in a variety of indoor and sand locations depending on where you register. 


Stay & Play Social Club Detroit (SPSC) is a cornerstone for adult sports leagues in Metro Detroit. With a variety of sports leagues and events across four seasons, SPSC boasts over 3,500 weekly participants. “Many of our participants who play in our programs have developed lifelong friendships and/or relationships,” says Matt Higley, Director of Operations. “Our teams return to play with us every season and continue to return every year.” Offering everything from kickball to softball, SPSC is a vibrant community for adults looking to compete, connect, and have fun. Indoor and outdoor games are available for full teams, small groups, and individuals of all skill levels.

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Photo courtesy of Stay & Play Social Club


1103 West 13 Mile Road, Madison Heights

82 Aprill Drive, Ann Arbor

If you’re looking to add some vertical adventure to your spring activities, Planet Rock awaits. This rock climbing facility caters to climbers of all abilities, offering lessons, gear rental, and various climbing routes. One class offered is an Intro to Outdoor Sport Climbing, which gives a hands-on overview of skills needed to climb on outdoor pre-bolted routes. There are a few prerequisites for the class, including being comfortable leading indoors and using a tube belay device. Climbing is not just a physical challenge but also a mental one, making it a holistic activity for those seeking to push their limits.


2001 Whitmore Lake Road, Ann Arbor

1300 Lake Shore Drive, Ann Arbor

Bandemer Park is a go-to destination for outdoor enthusiasts. With access to scenic waterways, it’s ideal for canoeing amidst nature’s tranquility. From dirt bike jump courses and rowing lessons to a nine-hole disc park, there is something for everyone. The park also features trails for those looking to explore the area’s natural beauty. It’s a perfect spot for those who prefer their spring sports served with a side of serene landscapes. For more trails and parks to escape the winter blues, check out our list here.