Williams Park

Williams Playfield is an 8.85 acre neighborhood park connected to the Joseph Walker Williams Recreation Center which is located at 8431 Rosa Parks Blvd. in District 5 in Detroit. Serving District 5, this park is part of the historic Virginia Park neighborhood. The park features amenities including a picnic shelter, play area and splash pad. 

Williams Park Project Timeline


Park Contact Information 
Theresa McArleton - Chief Parks Planner
Rayshaun Landrum - Landscape Designer
John DeRuiter - Assistant Chief of Landscape Architecture 


Improvements to Williams Playfield were identified as Phase 2 priorities based on the analysis completed for our Parks & Recreation Strategies Plan (PSRP). The City has identified funding to improve the outdoor play area and space surrounding it.


Community Meeting #1 Update

On March 21, 2024, Parks & Recreation met with residents about upcoming improvements to Williams Park. Residents shared what amenities they would like to see in the park updates. 

A second community meeting will be scheduled for early Summer to go over preliminary design concepts for Williams Park with residents.