Adult enrichment classes are available to help adults of all ages learn new skills, pursue special interests, and interact with friends and neighbors. Find current and upcoming offerings in our course catalog.
Ferndale Parks & Recreation provides a diverse offering of programs and classes centered on helping members of our community lead healthy and active lifestyles. Each program provides a positive and enriching environment where participants can develop self-confidence, meet new friends, and build a strong and healthy mind, body and spirit. Find current and upcoming offerings in our course catalog.
Drop-in basketball is offered Mondays from 6-8 p.m. between mid-September and mid-May at the Kulick Center for adults ages 18 and over. The fee is $4 per visit, or purchase a visit pass for a discount of 5 visits for $10. Learn more about the City's Kulick Community Center.
Adult softball registration is now open for teams in the following categories: Coed Competitive, Coed Recreation, Men's Lower Division, and Men's Upper Division. Visit our comprehensive sports site for registration, locations, schedules, and more.
The City of Ferndale performs regular water sampling and testing in accordance with the Michigan Safe Drinking Water Act, and we continue to surpass water quality standards as mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ). The City provides comprehensive information about lead, chemicals, and other contaminants. For more information, see below.
Surpasses EPA water quality standards, per GLWA testing
The Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) oversees mandatory annual testing of each of their community water suppliers. Most recent testing, courtesy of the 2018 Consumers Annual Water Quality Report, shows levels that once again exceed regulation requirements and standards. To learn more about lead testing and water safety, view Lead and Your Water Supply: An Informational Guide.
Not detected in any water supply, per GLWA testing
The Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) oversees mandatory testing of their water supply to ensure that PFAS, or chemical perfluoroalkyl substances, are not present in community drinking water supplies. Most recent testing of water in five sources (Detroit-based Water Works Park, Springwells, and Northeast water treatment plants, Allen Park-based Southwest Water Treatment Plant, and Lake Huron), performed 2222, confirmed that PFAS was not detected at any level/in any water source. You can view the report for more information.
February 2019: The City of Ferndale learned from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (now EGLE) of the discovery of PFAS at the privately owned business property located at 1221 Farrow Street, Ferndale, identified as MacDermid, Inc.—a small chemical manufacturing and warehouse facility. Monitoring occurred at the bases of two former waste lagoons, and contamination appears limited to a small, perched zone of groundwater. The designation of this groundwater prevents it from being used as a drinking water source, and stormwater runoff from the contaminated area is captured and treated before discharge to the GLWA. Because this is a reportedly contained issue on private property, EGLE is working directly with the business/property owner(s) to excavate and re-sample. MDEQ recommended no community outreach at this time; the City has elected to publish this information in an effort to maintain transparency and information.
For more information, view the MDEQ report or contact the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy.
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