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Detroit’s Parks & Recreation Department has long been developing the city’s many public areas for residents to use and enjoy. Many new parks have opened up in recent years, and Detroiters from all over the Metro area are once again flocking to the parks and rec areas to take advantage of all the great things they have to offer. Plus, many of the parks can be used for all kinds of family activities. Here are some of the coolest ways to utilize the Motown parks in your neighborhood.
Take A Bus To The Park
Announced in early 2016, the Detroit Parks & Recreation Department will now benefit from an added 24-hour bus line service and extended bus coverage throughout the city of Detroit. So no matter when or where you are in the city, odds are officials are working to get bus service to your area, which will include transportation to your nearest park, letting you and your family enjoy the benefits of city parks.
Recently, the Detroit Pistons announced a donation of over $300,000 to the city of Detroit and their Police Athletic League (PAL) to help support over 2,100 young people in their pursuit of playing basketball. The donation will allow children to use the parks system and either practice basketball to help achieve their dreams of success down the line or just let family and friends get together for a game of hoops. Either way, it’s time to get back out to the parks and play one of Detroit’s favorite sports.
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One of the most popular forms of exercise and cutting loose these days is yoga, which many young people have taken to. The Detroit Parks & Recreation Department has noticed this and has even started holding yoga classes and sessions in many of the city’s parks! The Patton Recreation Center, Farwell Recreation Center and the Adams/Butzel Complex are all taking part in the new yoga initiatives, but other parks and rec centers are planning to join in on the fun too. Please check their latest postings on their website for updated information on when the next yoga class will be taking place near you.
Let’s face it; hot or cold, good or bad weather, Detroiters love to swim! But because of long winters and unpredictable Detroit weather, it’s not always possible to swim when you want to, and owning your own pool is expensive. Many of Detroit’s public recreation centers have indoor and outdoor pools available for use in all kinds of weather and seasons! Families can register online and enjoy everything else the parks and rec system has to offer too. An entire list of their activities and information about the city’s many pools is available online as well.
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