A Message from Mayor Joseph G. Kuspa

Southgate is truly an exciting hometown! It is one with a growing reputation for innovation and quality, as well as a very rich and proud history. Southgate is a city where excellence is the standard and not the exception. 


Located 9 miles south of the City of Detroit, Southgate is a desirable, vibrant, and progressive community with a very active Downtown Development Authority. We consider ourselves the "Heart” of Downriver! Our neighborhoods are safe, pleasant places, where friends and families are creating networks of caring, involved citizens. Are you looking to start, expand or relocate your business? We are diverse and growing. Many of our commercial businesses have been recognized nationally.

Southgate is conveniently located near the Detroit Metropolitan Airport, various freeways, the Detroit River, excellent hospitals and outstanding recreational areas.

Recreation is important in our community. What started as a single park site of 36 acres in 1949 has now grown through gifts and acquisitions to its present compliment of 74.4 acres, consisting of nine neighborhood parks and playfields, and two community parks. Our baseball and softball sites host several major tournaments. We also offer many special events and programs for youngsters through our Recreation Department, as well as trips and special outings for seniors through our Senior Center. The Southgate Ice Arena offers two sheets of ice. Southgate is also very proud to offer in-line hockey, a Municipal Golf Course with a Clubhouse Restaurant, and an expanding soccer program. As you can see, our residents are not without a multitude of choices for excellent outdoor activity!

If outdoor activity is not what you seek, be sure to visit the Southgate Fun & Fitness Centre featuring an outstanding variety of physical fitness equipment and programs. This facility also boasts an indoor pool as well as an outdoor Splash Park.

Southgate also takes great pride in our superior schools. The City Administration and School District work very closely to assure that our students have the best of programs, as well as a safe and creative atmosphere to learn in.

The City Council, Administration, and I are committed to the citizens of Southgate. You can also depend on the Police, Fire and Public Services Departments as well as our Municipal employees to provide excellent services to the residents and business owners of this great City. If you have any concerns or suggestions please stop by my office for a visit.