Register here for Detroit's FREE Summer Fun Center Recreation Program

Open to ALL DETROIT KIDS ages 6-17

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.

The centers will operate from June 25 until August 17, 2018 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m - 6:00 p.m. and provide youth, from ages 6- 17, with indoor and outdoor activities, tutoring, arts-n-crafts, games, and a meal served each day.

Registration Open! Please register onsite at one of the following locations:

  • Brenda Scott Academy, 18440 Hoover - 8am-6pm
  • Burton International, 2001 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd - 8am-6pm
  • Charles Wright Academy, 19299 Berg Rd - 8am-6pm
  • Earhart, 1000 Scotten Street - 8am-6pm
  • Gardner Elementary, 6528 Mansfield Street - 8am-6pm
  • Gompers Elementary-Middle School, 14450 Burt Road - 8am-6pm
  • Henderson Academy, 16101 W Chicago - 8am-6pm
  • Hutchinson Elementary-Middle School, 2600 Garland - 8am-6pm
  • JR King Academic & Performing Arts Academy, 15850 Strathmoor - 8am-6pm
  • Pasteur Elementary, 19811 Stoepel Street - 8am-6pm
  • Mackenzie Elementary-Middle School, 10147 West Chicago - 8am-6pm
  • Ronald Brown Academy, 11530 East Outer Dr - 8am-6pm

The program is open to Detroit children only. Parents/guardians must register their children for the program by filling out the form.

City of Detroit Community Recreation Center Finder

Use the Recreation Center Finder to locate a recreation facility, and obtain information about recreation activities in the community.

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The Detroit Parks and Recreation Department provides a number of activities and programs for youth, teens and adults throughout the year at 11 Recreation Centers across the city. Activities include basketball, baseball and soccer to senior activities to swimming, archery, hockey and crafts, making these centers hubs of activity throughout the year.

Public green space is critical to the strength of every neighborhood. Parks and recreation centers promote healthy lifestyles, crime reduction, community interaction, climate change management, and educational opportunities. For that reason, in 2016 the City has committed an investment of almost $12 million in Detroit’s neighborhood parks. This comes after a nearly two-year planning process focused on prioritizing parks in every corner of the city where residents but especially youth and seniors live.

The City of Detroit Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for 308 parks and 12 recreation facilities across every neighborhood in the city. Detroit's parks range from mini parks under 2 acres of land, to sprawling parks like Rouge Park, which covers more than 1,000 acres. Residents and visitors can take advantage of a number of park amenities including basketball and volleyball courts, soccer and football fields, ice skating rinks, swing and climbing sets, sledding hills and more.

Below, you will find a number of links to help you find the recreation opportunities you are interested in.

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