Balduck Park

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Home to one of the most beloved sledding hills in Detroit, Balduck Park is one of thirteen Regional Parks in the City of Detroit park system.  Located at 18151 East Warren in District 4, the 56-acre site is divided by Chandler Park Drive into a more active South end and a natural North end.  The South end features a playground, baseball fields, basketball courts, soccer fields, walking path, and the sledding hill.  The North end also has a playground, picnic shelter, dog park, and trails through the natural forest.  


Shamori Whitt, Senior Parks Planner

Arianna Zannetti, Assistant Chief of Landscape Architecture


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Timeline for Balduck Park Improvements

As part of the Strategic Neighborhood Fund (SNF) initiative, the City of Detroit Planning and Development Department created the East Warren/Cadieux Neighborhood Framework Plan. The Framework Plan outlined priority improvement areas for the park.  Parks & Recreation collaboratively designed a concept plan with the community in early 2022.  Balduck received just over $413,000 from SNF to make improvements to the sledding hill, South playground and dog park. The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) provided $600,000 in funding for the remainder of the work, including improved connectivity and pathways. 

Construction is scheduled to begin in April and will be continuing throughout 2023.  Over the duration of the project, the construction will cover the areas shown below and walkways installed throughout the park.  However, different areas will be impacted at different times.  There may be temporary disruption to normal park use, we aim to minimize disturbances and provide fencing/signage for public awareness. 

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2022 Updates

UPDATE as of 5/13/22:  The improvements to Balduck Park are currently undergoing the competitive bidding process. Contracts are expected to be awarded by the end of Summer with Construction beginning in the Fall.  Work should be substantially completed by December 2023.   For more information, please contact Shamori Whitt at [email protected].

Community Meeting #2 Update

On Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 6:30pm, Parks and Rec staff held the second design meeting on the upcoming improvements to Balduck Park.  Residents were shown the proposed final design concept and were asked to provide input.   Missed the meeting?  Click Here to watch the Zoom Presentation 

You can also View the Slide Deck Here

Questions, comments or concerns?  Contact [email protected]



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Community Meeting #1 Update

On February 1, 2022t the Parks and Recreation Division met with residents regarding upcoming changes at Balduck Park.

Click here to watch the presentation. Balduck Park Presentation - February 1, 2022

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