Councilmember Angela Whitfield-Calloway and partnering organizations celebrated the renewal and unveiling of a Palmer Park returning sculpture, "As
Palmer Park is one of thirteen Regional Parks in the City of Detroit parks system. One of the largest parks in Detroit, located at 910 Merrill Plaissance in District 2, with 281-acres of woodlands, meadows, recreational areas and athletic fields. Over the past 4 years the city of Detroit together with various foundation and community partners, have invested in major improvements including; new full-sized and junior tennis courts, walkways, a playground, fitness zone, pavilion and plaza area, and park lighting.
PARK CONTACT INFORMATION:
Shamori Whitt, Senior Parks Planner
Farhat Chaudhry, Landscape Designer
Park Maintenance, Trash Pick Up and Other Issues
Join us at the "Ascension" Unveiling Ceremony Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at 3pm
"Ascension" by Barry Lehr was installed in Palmer Park in 1977. Twenty years later, it was repainted from its original "Corvette Yellow" to blue and purple. In the early 2000's, it was removed from the park for further restoration and has been in storage ever since. Join us as we unveil "Ascension" on Wednesday, May 31st at 3pm at Palmer Park and reveal it's new hue. The sculpture will be located just off the Lake Frances parking lot (see the map below).
Check out People for Palmer Park's Art Fair
Take Part in touring the Habitat Restoration Construction Area with the Project Team!
On Wednesday, May 17, 2023 from 4:00p to 5:30p, members of the Habitat Restoration Project Team will be walking the Construction Area with the community. This is a great opportunity to learn more and see the project in action. If you would like to participate, meet at the Lake Frances Shelter at 4:00pm. For more information, email Kate Gmyrek.
Interested in getting involved with the Habitat Restoration Project ? Click on the image below!
A tentative meeting timeline is viewable on the online form. Someone from our team will be following up with you in the near future. Haven't received a response? Send an email to Shamori Whitt.
Habitat Restoration Project Community Update Meeting
On April 25, 2023, the City hosted a Community Update on the Habitat Restoration Project via Zoom.
To watch the Zoom Recording, click on the thumbnail below
To view the PowerPoint presentation, click on the thumbnail below.
City of Detroit Palmer Park Improvement Projects
SPRING 2023 UPDATE!
Palmer Park Improvement Projects
The City of Detroit has a lot planned for Palmer Park in the next year. There are currently four active projects in the park: Habitat Restoration Project, Bandshell, Dog Park & Bathroom Addition. Scroll down to learn more about each one
Option 1 (7 Mile Rd/near future Bandshell) is the winner for the new Dog Park location!
Click here to see the results of the survey.
Habitat Restoration Project Summary
Project Timeline- Open by Memorial Day 2023!