Stoepel No. 1

Stoepel Park No. 1 is a 29.3 acre community park in northwest Detroit. Stoepel No. 1 features baseball diamonds, tennis courts, a basketball court, flexible sports fields, two playgrounds, and a picnic shelter. We are rolling up on almost 95 years of recreation at Stoepel Park No. 1.  In 1928, Real Estate Investor William Christiansen Stoepel gave this gift of parkland to the City of Detroit.  It's been a hub of recreation ever since.

The City of Detroit Parks and Recreation Division (DPRD) recently received funding for improvements at Stoepel Park No. 1.  This summer DPRD will be conducting community engagement to hear what amenities would best serve local residents and families.

After a survey and several community meetings (presentations available below), community consensus was achieved and resulted in the following park design to be under construction in early spring of 2023.


Stoepel No.1 Park Final Design: Improve paths, Add benches, Add picnic tables, Alt: picnic shelter, Add nature play, Improve tennis courts




Stoepel Park Improvements: Survey June 27-July 21, 2022. Community Meeting #1 July 14. Community Meeting #2 August 16. Community Meeting #3, Winter 2022. Construction Kick-off Spring 2023.


For more information:

Past presentations:

Community Meeting #1

Community Meeting #2


Juliana Fulton - Deputy Chief Parks Planner

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Farhat Chaudhry - Landscape Architect

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