Recreation Department

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Joseph Walker Williams Center

8431 Rosa Parks Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48206
Phone: (313) 628-2039
TTY: 711 or (800) 649-3777
Andrea Robinson, Recreation Center Supervisor    

Monday - Friday     11 a.m. -  7 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday

Recreation Center Policies:

A valid membership card is required to participate in all programs/activities.  Please check with the Center for the days and times Membership Cards are issued.

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 shorts, 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, Department of Recreation is not responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged items.
Swim Policy:

Everyone must have a membership card to swim.  Please be prepared to present it when you sign-in. 

Swim items needed: Swim suit or trunks with a lining, soap, towel, and a lock.

Everyone must take a soap shower in the nude before entering the pool.  SWIM ATTIRE MUST BE CARRIED INTO THE CENTER.  Swimsuits cannot be worn under clothing (Health Department Rule).  No cut-off swimsuits, body suits, halter tops, or gym shorts can be worn in the swimming pool.

Family Swim:

Family Swim is for adults and children together.  All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must bring children in order to participate.


Tentative Schedule---Be sure to check bulletin board, signs and outdoor display DAILY for changes.