Events & Activities
Thursdays @ 7:00 pm, April 4-October Enjoy riding (weather permitting) with a fun group of cyclists through the trails in the historic forest, around the periphery of the park, through the Palmer Park Apartment District, the Golf Club neighborhood, and other beautiful neighborhoods with great architecture. We ride about 8 to 10 miles at a fairly leisurely pace. Feel free to join for part or all of the ride. Meet at the pool parking lot off Merrill Plaisance. Email email@example.com to be added to bike ride email list.
Tuesdays, beginning April 16, 6:30 – 8 pm
FREE classes with teacher Peter Guenther, will be held in three sessions from April 16 through the middle of September 17. The first 6-week session will meet at the park at 7 Mile and Pontchartrain. Come dressed to move!
Free Summer Yoga
Saturday, May 18 9-10 am, in Palmer Park! Outdoor free yoga classes for all skill levels will was held on Saturday mornings beginning May 18. More info TBA. The very popular class drew as many as 50-60 people. Last year, Yoga in the Park was made possible through the Active Living Detroit Mini Grants program, supported by the Detroit Food and Fitness Collaborative and Healthy Environments Partnership. Click here to read more and see list of instructors from last year.
Palmer Park Tennis Academy
10 & Under Jr. Development Program & Adult Tennis Presented by People for Palmer Park with support from the United States Tennis Association Our second summer Palmer Park Tennis Academy provides excellent instruction for children 10 years of age and younger. The ten week session will be held June 18- August 13, 2013, Tuesdays: 6 – 7 PM. To sign up call Leonora King: (313) 685-1972. Click here for a registration form. The cost is $10.00 for the entire ten week session. Rackets and balls will be provided. Tennis shoes are required.
Adult Tennis, Wednesday, June 19-Aug. 14, 6-7 pm. Adult registration: www.StartPlayingTennis.com. Location: Palmer Park Tennis Courts – Woodward Avenue, between Six Mile and Seven Mile Roads. For more info, PPTA CONTACT: Leonora King: (313) 685-1972 Head Instructor: Melvin Foreman • Assistant Instructors: Brooke Ellis, Leonora King
Log Cabin Day
Log Cabin Day 2013: Sunday, June 30, noon – 4 pm
We celebrated Michigan Log Cabin Day at our fundraiser on June 24 with some 800 people. Our efforts continue to renovate the historic Log Cabin, built in 1885 for Senator Thomas W. Palmer and his wife Mary. Donors of $100 or more were invited to a private party at the Cabin and were able to take a tour of the cabin’s interior interior, which has rarely been open over the past 30 years. Read more and donate to restore the Cabin.