Detroit Recreation Department

Donors Pledge $15M To Help Detroit Recreation Centers

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing says the financially struggling city has secured $15 million from outside donors to keep 17 recreation centers open.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/23/2012


Hundreds Expected At Free Kids Fishing Derby In Detroit

More than 500 youths are expected to become anglers on Saturday when the 16th annual Detroit Fishing Derby gets underway at Lake Frances in Palmer Park.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/19/2012

Bing Has Bold Plan To Save Detroit Rec Centers

Detroit’s mayor is working on a plan to keep recreation centers open while cutting millions from the rec department’s budget.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/16/2012

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Detroit Rec Centers On The Chopping Block?

One of the areas that could be hard hit in Detroit’s deep budget cuts could be the city’s recreation department.


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Detroit Recreation Dept.’s Swim Program Kicks Off Monday

The Detroit Recreation Department’s “Learn to Swim” program starts Monday at five rec centers around the city. Classes will be held two days a week over the next 10 weeks.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/08/2012


Detroit Riverside Boat Launch To Reopen

A once-popular boat launch that’s been closed for a decade i will reopen.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/03/2011


Senior “Superstars” Of Sports & Recreation Shine

The Detroit Recreation Department’s 27th Annual Detroit Senior Olympics continue today and run through Wednesday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/14/2011

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Detroit Recreation Department Hosts Kids Fishing Derby

The Detroit Recreation Department and Hook, Line and Sinker, Inc. will host the 15th annual Detroit Area Kids Fishing Derby on Saturday, May 21 from 9 am to 3 pm at Lake Frances.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/20/2011

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, center, watches as Kid Rock greets Detroit NAACP President Wendell Anthony in the mayor's conference room in Detroit, Monday, May 16, 2011. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Kid Rock Writes Big Checks For Detroit

Kid Rock took his checkbook to Detroit City Hall, Monday, helping out several local charities to the tune of $50,000.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/16/2011

Time To Reserve Shelters For Belle Isle Picnics

The Detroit Recreation Department is taking picnic shelter reservations starting Monday, at the Belle Isle Casino.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/28/2011