Catalpa Oaks preserves 24 acres of green space
in Southfield adjacent to the South Oakland Health Department. The park is home
of the Annual Great Marshmallow Drop, a spring event drawing 5,000+
participants to watch 15,000 marshmallows drop from a helicopter. Catalpa Oaks
features a South Oakland Parks and Recreation office, four soccer fields, a
baseball field, softball field, playgrounds, including a universally-accessible
playscape and swings for all abilities. A pavilion offers picnic table seating
for 100 people. Modern restrooms are on site.