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.