A. B. Ford Park / Lenox Center


About the Project

Alfred B. Ford Park and the Lenox Center are loved places by the Detroit river in the Jefferson Chalmers neighborhood.

This year the City of Detroit is leading community engagement, design and construction efforts to improve A.B. Ford Park and renovate and reopen the Lenox Center. We would like to engage residents in Jefferson Chalmers, District 4 and across the city to gather ideas and feedback so together we can create a park and community center that serves resident's needs.

A.B. Ford Park is a 34-acre park on Detroit's east riverfront bounded by the Scripps St. to the north, Lakewood St. to the east and Lenox St. to the west. The site has a unique history including two Nike Missile towers (de-activated in the 1960s). Today, the park is well used by residents, fisherman and visitors throughout the year.

The Lenox Center is a community center at A.B. Ford Park. The building is a 5,600 sq. ft. facility completed in 1969 to serve residents with special needs. In 2013, the building closed due to a water main break.


The architecture firm Inform was selected to assist with the design development of the Lenox Center, and Jefferson East Inc. will assist with community engagement. This project is funded by the Strategic Neighborhood Fund (SNF).


Community Engagement & Community Design Process

Community Meeting #1 - June 30th

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Stay tuned and check back for future engagements! 


Virtual Weekly Office Hours on Wednesdays

Wednesdays at 3:00 pm via Zoom
MEETING LINK: https://cityofdetroit.zoom.us/j/91033366715

MEETING CALL-IN: 1-301-715-8592 or 1-312-626-6799
MEETING ID: 91033366715