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The Detroit Parks & Recreation Department provides recreation and leisure activities for all who live, work and play in Metro Detroit. With 309 parks and 11 recreation centers, DPRD connects communities with parks, programs and facilities to positively impact their health and wellness. Whether it’s a family picnic at one of our newly renovated neighborhood parks, taking one of the many classes offered at our recreation centers, or enjoying an outdoor concert at Hart Plaza or Chene Park, we’re making it happen! With programs for youth, adults and seniors, DPRD strives to be the premier recreation service provider in Metro Detroit.
Upcoming events at Spirit Plaza August 2019
Summer fun inside! Take a look at what's happening inside Detroit Parks & Recreation!
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Don't miss these events happening at our parks and centers during the month of May!
Park permitting process, as well as current fees for parks, playfields, playgrounds, athletic fields, special events and festivals.
Detroit Parks & Recreation Activity Guide to all recreation centers for Winter 2019.
Special Event form for Parks and Recreation Centers
Application for usage of Detroit Parks Athletic Field
Application to use Recreation Centers
Request for Filming at Recreation Centers
Application to host events at Hart plaza
Use this link if you wish to provide labor, artwork, or funding to physically improve or enhance a City asset such as a park or public space. A hardcopy version and sample gift letters are available upon request.
Information about the Detroit Senior Olympics hosted by Detroit Parks & Recreation Department
Detroit children will have more locations for recreational activities as 12 schools become Summer Fun Centers through a partnership with the City and Detroit Public Schools Community District.
Detroit’s New Youth (ages 4-8) Soccer League is an opportunity for Detroit’s youth to learn how to play soccer and brought to you by Detroit Parks and Recreation Department.
Information about Detroit Parks & Recreation
Adopt a Park is a program where community groups, churches, and businesses partner with the City of Detroit to help maintain city parks by cutting the grass and keeping the park clean.
Detroit children will have more locations for recreational activities as 12 schools become After School Fun Centers through a partnership with the City and Detroit Public Schools Community District.
Belle Isle Park is a Detroit gem.
Information about the Cemeteries the City of Detroit own.
Dating back to 1865, Forest Hill Cemetery is located at the corner of Meyers and Lyndon on the west side of Detroit, almost adjacent to the Department’s Adams-Butzel Recreation Comple
Mount Hazel was established in 1855 on Lahser between W. Mc Nichols and W. Seven Mile Roads.
Gethsemane Cemetery was dedicated in 1909 by two Evangelical Lutheran churches.
Community Recreation Centers for the City of Detroit residents and visitors to our city.
Most notable as having a bustling senior program, Farwell is also home to the Barcus Tennis Facility boasting 24 courts!
The mission of the Butzel Family Center is to provide and promote a world-class multipurpose center or the community by coordinating quality social services and self-help technologies designed to i
Lasky Recreation Center is nestled in the Buffalo-Charles neighborhood, just adjacent to Banglatown. Lasky has a very diverse population including Yemeni, Polish, Bosnian and Bangladeshi.
A shining jewel in southwest Detroit, Patton Community Center is named for decorated U.S. Army General George S. Patton.
Riverside Park Conversion Project
Historic Fort Wayne was built in 1845 as a new artillery post to serve the United States in future attacks by British Canada. Throughout its more than 160-year history, however, the fort has largely been a peaceful location, serving as an infantry garrison and a primary induction point for Michigan troops entering every U.S. conflict from the Civil War through the Vietnam War.
Information on golf course residing within the City of Detroit.
Rouge Park Golf Course and driving range was opened in 1923 as part of the city of Detroit Park System. Hole #11 is considered by many as one of the most difficult holes in Metro Detroit.
Rackham Golf Course was established in 1923. The course was designed by legendary course architect Donald Ross.
Chandler Park is an 18 hole public golf course and part of the city of Detroit Park System.
Hart Plaza -Our vision is to be a premier venue and meeting space for outdoor cultural, musical, entertainment, and special events.
Rules Governing Detroit Parks
List of Recreation Center Programs
Recreation Center Policies governing swimming, family swimming, lockroom, refund and cancellations.
Information about Boxing in the Recreation Centers
Programming for Spirit Plaza