After School Fun Centers

Detroit children will have more locations for recreational activities as 9 schools become After School Fun Centers from October 30th - June 1st through a partnership with the City and Detroit Public Schools Community District.

The centers will operate Monday through Friday from 3 p.m - 6:00 p.m. and provide youth, from ages 6- 13, with indoor and outdoor activities, homework time, arts-n-crafts, games, and a meal served each day.

Gardner Elementary, 6528 Mansfield - 4pm-6pm
Gompers Elementary-Middle School, 14450 Burt Road - 3pm-6pm
JR King, 15850 Strathmoor - 3pm-6pm
Mackenzie Elementary-Middle School, 10147 W. Chicago - 4pm-6pm
Mason Elementary, 19955 Fenelon - 4pm-6pm
Pasteur Elementary School, 19811 Stoepel - 4pm-6pm
Priest Elementary, 7840 Wagner - 4pm-6pm
Thirkell Elementary, 7724 14th St. - 4pm-6pm
Wayne Elementary, 10633 Courville - 4pm-6pm

The program is open to Detroit children only. Parents/guardians must register their children for the program by filling out the form.


City of Detroit Community Recreation Center Finder

Use the Recreation Center Finder to locate a recreation facility, and obtain information about recreation activities in the community.

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The Detroit Parks and Recreation Department provides a number of activities and programs for youth, teens and adults throughout the year at 11 Recreation Centers across the city. Activities include basketball, baseball and soccer to senior activities to swimming, archery, hockey and crafts, making these centers hubs of activity throughout the year.

Public green space is critical to the strength of every neighborhood. Parks and recreation centers promote healthy lifestyles, crime reduction, community interaction, climate change management, and educational opportunities. For that reason, in 2016 the City has committed an investment of almost $12 million in Detroit’s neighborhood parks. This comes after a nearly two-year planning process focused on prioritizing parks in every corner of the city where residents but especially youth and seniors live.

The City of Detroit Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for 308 parks and 12 recreation facilities across every neighborhood in the city. Detroit's parks range from mini parks under 2 acres of land, to sprawling parks like Rouge Park, which covers more than 1,000 acres. Residents and visitors can take advantage of a number of park amenities including basketball and volleyball courts, soccer and football fields, ice skating rinks, swing and climbing sets, sledding hills and more.

Below, you will find a number of links to help you find the recreation opportunities you are interested in.

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