General Services Department

We help keep Detroit beautiful.

The General Services Department helps to make the City of Detroit a clean, safe and vibrant place. We are in charge of the City’s vehicle fleet, forestry services, vacant lot maintenance, city-owned building maintenance, and park and recreation center planning, design, improvements, and programming. We directly operate or partner in the maintenance and improvement of 310 public parks and 18 recreation centers, and are working to ensure every resident has accessible opportunities for recreation within walking distance of their home.

As part of Mayor's Duggan's 10 Point Plan to improve the quality of life for the residents of the City of Detroit, the General Services Department is leading the way in planting 10,000 trees across the 7 Districts of the City. We need your help in reaching our goal of planting 1,500 trees this Spring! Just as you assisted us with the success of the Board Up Brigade, we are asking for your assistance once again, in identifying tree planting locations in your respective communities. We need you on our Tree Planting Brigade!

Detroit Next Gen is a non-paid Mentorship, Leadership, and Public Service Internship program offered through the City of Detroit General Services Department to enhance youth and young adult engagement and participation in policy making, community service, and government operations. The majority of participants are top students from local universities and Top Colleges and Universities across the country. Participants work in various divisions creating media strategies, developing media content such as photo, videos, flyers and social media content, managing marketing campaigns, assisting with the management of various departmental operations, evaluating departmental procedures and policies and coordinating events to increase outreach to (1) maximize Detroit resident engagement with the department (2) enhance equity and opportunity for Detroit residents in the areas of employment and contracts within the Department.