Surrounded by historic homes, schools, busy shops and local services, Clark Park serves as the “town square” of a thriving area in southwest Detroit. It regularly hosts festivals, concerts and special events for the most ethnically diverse community in the City, while serving as a popular meeting place for family picnics and gatherings. Year-round activities are regularly enjoyed by the neighborhood’s youth.
Today, Clark Park remains the community’s anchor, providing four seasons worth of programming for more than 1,200 youth. It operates the only regulation-sized outdoor ice hockey rink in Metro Detroit, and provides free lunches daily, to more than 100 youth throughout the summer. The park’s value to the area is evident by the hundreds of volunteers who donate their time each year.
Photo credit: Clark Park – Doug Coombe