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
HABITAT RESTORATION PROJECT 2023-2024 Updates
LAKE FRANCIS CONSTRUCTION WALK, NOVEMBER 15TH 2023
A friendly reminder to take part in the Palmer Park, Lake Francis Construction Area Walk, on Wednesday, November 15th from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM. Members of the Habitat Restoration Project Team will be leading a tour of the Construction Area at Lake Francis, offering you a firsthand look at the project in action.
This is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the restoration efforts and witness the progress being made at Palmer Park.
- Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2023
- Time: 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
- Meeting Point: Lake Francis Picnic Shelter
- Meeting Time: Please arrive at 3:15 PM
We look forward to sharing this experience with you and answering any questions you may have.
If you have any questions or need further information before the event, please reach out to Parks Planner, Liz Rooney Gomez at [email protected].
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).
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.
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
Palmer Park Improvement Projects, 2022
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!
Habitat Restoration Project Summary
Project Timeline- Open by Memorial Day 2023!