Coming up at the Park
Sunday, Oct. 5, 2-5 pm
Free family fun with hayrides, pony rides, petting zoo, music, food, games! Read more
Saturday, Oct. 4 from 10 am – 1 pm join PFPP garden manager Lindsay to help in the garden! Thursdays: Bike Rides at 6:30 – 8 pm (meet at Splash Park lot).
Revitalizing Detroit’s Historic Palmer Park
People for Palmer Park’s Vision & Goals Palmer Park is comprised of 296 acres of lawns and historic woodlands, a public golf course, tennis courts, splash park, hiking and biking trails, Lake Frances, a historic log cabin, and more. Located between 6 and 7 Mile Roads and west of Woodward Avenue in Detroit, it has been a treasured nature park and recreation site for more than 100 years. People for Palmer Park (PFPP) is an organization committed to the preservation, reinvention, and revitalization of Palmer Park, for the good of all. Our vision is to create an urban oasis, regional destination, and daily recreation site that will promote an active and healthy community. PFPP is proud to be the “Adopt-a-Park Partner” with the City of Detroit. Our guiding values include preservation of park resources; restoration and preservation of the park’s history; equal benefit and access to the park; creation of a safe park environment; responsiveness to park users and the public; timeliness in our actions; and collaboration and cooperation with the city, community, and stakeholders.
Palmer Park Master Plan
Some of our region’s most talented urban planners, landscape architects, and architects are donating their skills to develop a Master Plan for Palmer Park — a roadmap for the next 10-plus years for developing the park. Led by the Gibbs Planning Group, participants include members of the Michigan chapters of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Congress for New Urbanism. Read more
Custom-created by artist Barbara Wynder and People for Palmer Park, this bracelet looks great (filled with Palmer Park symbols, and historic neighborhoods). Proceeds go to People for Palmer Park! You can buy the Palmer Park Cuff at several area stores in or near Detroit or by clicking the paypal link. They are also available at our events. Read more
Highlights, Events & Activities:
SPLASH PARK! The People for Palmer Park (PFPP) applauds the efforts of Lear Corporation and the City of Detroit for donating time, effort and funds to build the Splash Park. The new Palmer Park Splash Park is motion-censored and turns on at 10 am, and shuts off at 8 pm. The City has installed a new playground next to the Splash Park, with benches, bike racks and landscaping donated by PFPP. Read more
PFPP Tennis Academy for children and adults has been supported by the US Tennis Association. Read more
PFPP was the top contender in the US Tennis Association’s My Gift to Kids’ Tennis campaign in the Midwest. Read more
LOG CABIN DAY
On Sunday, June 29, PFPP held its 3rd annual Log Cabin Day. Thank you to everyone who attended, our sponsors and performers. See you next year to visit the historic Log Cabin — the only one in Detroit — built in 1885 for Senator Thomas W. Palmer and his wife Mary. Read more. 2012 Log Cabin Day 2013 Log Cabin Day