Parks and Recreation Strategic Plan

Every 5 years the City of Detroit undergoes a process to update it's Parks and Recreation Plan, we are currently in the first phase of an 18-month project to update the plan. In this phase we are gathering information, to learn what residents’ future priorities and goals are for parks and recreation in Detroit, as well as to connect residents with existing programs and resources. To help achieve this we are launching a citywide survey, conducting a community needs assessment and attending community meetings across the City. We anticipate this information-gathering phase to last until the end of 2020, when we take all that we’ve learned and begin analyzing and prioritizing, in phase two of the plan update.

Let us know what you want for the future of Parks & Rec in Detroit: Take the Survey!

Your input in this survey will help create the goals of that plan, which in turn shapes future investments in parks, greenways, recreation centers and programs. Your input is essential to developing a vibrant park and recreation system in Detroit, so thank you.

This survey on average takes approximately ten to fifteen minutes. If you know anyone that needs help filling out the survey we are available to do surveys over the phone (languages other than English available with prior notice) (313) 744-3202.

Note: Translations of the survey can be generated by changing the settings on your browser, or right click the survey and select Translate.


A focused look at the East Riverfront parks and properties

As part of the Parks and Recreation Strategic Plan update, the City is conducting a comprehensive study of Detroit’s East Riverfront Assets (ERAS), between Hart Plaza and St. Jean.

Find a Park Near You

Explore Detroit parks through this web app. You can search where you would like to go and find the closest city parks. And filter by amenity to find what you would like to do in a park – such as a playground for kids, a walking path with a bathroom or a dog park.


City of Detroit PARKS & REC


For more information on the Parks and Recreation Strategic Plan please contact Juliana Fulton [email protected] (313) 744-3202