Adams Butzel Complex

The hustling and bustling Adams Butzel is more than a Recreation Center--it's a Recreation Complex!  With a swimming pool, gym, weight room AND ice skating arena, the complex also boasts 2 baseball/softball diamonds, football field and outdoor track! ABC, as it is affectionately called, is always brimming with activities!  

Now Open: Monday to Friday 8am - 9pm, Saturday 10am - 6pm

Recreation Center Supervisor: Michael West


  • Gymnasium
  • Weight Room
  • Boxing Room
  • Multipurpose Room
  • Dance Room
  • Kitchen
  • Game Room
  • Swimming Pool
  • Locker Rooms
  • Showers
  • Ice Arena
  • Track
  • Softball/Baseball Diamonds
  • Basketball Courts
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Tennis Courts
  • Football Field
  • Playscape
  • Ample Parking

Annual Membership

A valid membership required to participate in all programs/activities. 


  • Membership Fee:
Resident Non-Resident
  • Youth 3-5
$2 $2
  • Youth 6-12
$5 $7
  • Teens 13-17
$7 $10
  • Adults 18-59
$10 $20
  • 60 & Over
Free* $10
  • Universal Membership
$25 $35


*Free for ONE center of your choice. Additional centers require universal membership.

Non-member drop in fee—$5/day or residents and $7/day for non-residents
Additional fee for classes/programs/activities may apply. Individual class fees subject to change



Aquatics Class Fees           


Swim Lessons $30 for Residents/5 weeks  $40 for Non-residents/5 weeks
Water Aerobics $35 for Residents/5 weeks $45 for Non-residents/5 weeks
Deep Water Aerobics $35 for Residents/5 weeks   $45 for Non-residents/5 weeks
Parent/Tot Swim $20 for Residents/5 weeks $30 for Non-residents/5 weeks
Swim Team $50 for Residents/Season $60 for Non-residents/Season



  • Everyone must have a membership card to swim or pay center Daily Drop In fee.  
  • Swim items needed: Swim suit or trunks with a lining, soap, towel, and a lock
  • Everyone must take a soap shower at the center before entering the pool.  SWIM ATTIRE MUST BE CARRIED INTO THE CENTER.  Swimsuits cannot be worn under clothing (Health Department Rule).  
  • No shorts, body suits, halter tops, or other non-swim attire can be worn in the swimming pool.
  • Open Swim:  All Ages
  • Family Swim: Family is defined a parent / guardian and their children.  The parent / guardian must get in the pool during family swim in order for the children to be able to swim.
  • Lap Swim: Must be swimming consecutive laps to participate.
  • Parents & Tots: For tots 6 months - 5 years.  Tots MUST wear Little Swimmers & Parents must swim with Tots.
  • Be sure to check bulletin board, signs and outdoor display DAILY for changes in schedules.


Children and teens must be engaged in staffed activities to remain at the Recreation Center.  Wandering around, being in unchaperoned areas, and loitering is forbidden.  Respect for center property and staff is MANDATORY!
For safety reasons remember that all gym activities for all ages require proper gym attire: gym short, shirt, and gym shoes.  Please send a lock with your child to be used each day.  Locks must be removed each day from the lockers.  The City of Detroit, Detroit Parks & Recreation Department is not responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged items.


    Other City of Detroit Department & Resources

    Department of Neighborhoods District 7 (313) 236-3516