Detroit Parks and Recreation programs open after being suspended last year due to COVID

900 kids enrolled in youth soccer program

Detroit Parks and Recreation programs restart
Detroit Parks and Recreation programs restart

DETROIT – After suspending programming last year due to the pandemic, Detroit Parks and Recreation programs are now underway with COVID-19 safety protocols in place.

This year 900 kids are enrolled in the youth soccer program.

Detroit Parks and Recreation programs open after being suspended last year due to COVID

“I’m so excited to see the kids being able to play after the year we’ve had. It’s more important than ever to make sure kids are active and healthy both physically and mentally,” said Athletics Director, Coach Shay.

Registering for new programs

Registration for new programs is also available. According to the Detroit Parks and Recreation Department, outdoor camp registration is open now.

Camp runs through Monday, July 12 to Friday, August 20. The hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for children ages 5 to 12.

Palmer Park will have nature based programs with activities ranging from forest exploration to wildlife identification. Balduck, Farwell, and Patton Parks will have outdoor adventure programs such as sports clinics, crafts, and S.T.E.M. learning.

The date for free swimming registration has moved to 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 18.

As of Friday, the number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 873,335 including 18,500 deaths, state officials report.

Friday’s update includes a total of 1,766 new cases and 33 additional deaths.