People for Palmer Park Responds to
Recent Tragedy at Park
Revitalization Continues; Events & Programs Thrive
People for Palmer Park (PFPP) expresses our sympathy to the victim and his family who was found today in Palmer Park. This incident was an isolated occurrence at approximately 4:00 am, when the park is officially closed. Despite this tragedy, we can honestly say that crime and violence of this sort has been missing from Palmer Park in the past three years. It has been replaced with the sounds of happy children enjoying the state-of-the-art Splash Park, the newly-installed playscape, and the myriad of recreational activities at Palmer Park. Read more
This Weekend at the Park
CruisIN’ the D’ at Palmer Park will be held Saturday, beginning at noon. Join People For Palmer Park in enjoying the newest way to celebrate the Motor City with displays of cars of all kinds, music and fun. Yoga at 9 am, Yoga for Kids at 10:15 am, and volunteering at our People for Palmer Park gardens with our garden manager Lindsay. We will be there from 9-11:30 am (earlier because of the CruisIN event). Visit PFPP’s vendor space with all our PFPP cool stuff (tshirts, cuffs, etc) and become a member! Enjoy the summer days at Palmer Park!
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:
CLEANUPS Join our email list so we can let you know about our next cleanup WINTER SOLSTICE in Palmer Park has been celebrated around a bonfire with carolers singing, holiday cookies, and the beauty of the Park; we also collect warm clothes to donate to those in need. Photos 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. Read more
The PFPP Tennis Academy with support from the US Tennis Association, is expanding to two days a week from June 17-August 21.
We were the top contender in the US Tennis Association’s My Gift to Kids’ Tennis campaign in the Midwest. Read more
Yoga for Adults and Children!
Little League teams play on a recently renovated field in Palmer Park. Last year, the games returned after a 15-year absence. Read more
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