Friends of Rouge Park
Since 2002

CALENDAR

 
The next Friends of Rouge Park meeting will be:
 
Apr. 15 - 6:00 - 7:00pm

Don Bosco Hall
19321 W. Chicago (corner of Westwood St.)
Detroit (map)
 
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Rouge Park Appreciation Day/ Rouge Rescue
 
May 17, registration opens at 8:00am
Lunch 11:30am - 1:30pm
Meet at Joy & Spinoza
wear long sleeves, long pants and sturdy shoes.
 
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Watch our Facebook page for updates. 

Please Join Us!
We have big dreams for Rouge Park. We want to continue to host activities that draw attention to the value of our beloved park. We want to see large picnic shelters like the ones at Belle Isle for family reunions and community events. We want to see new playscapes, benches, garbage cans and picnic tables throughout the park. We want better security and enforcement of anti-dumping laws and laws banning the motorcyles and ATVs from ripping up the park. We want to see our ball fields and winter sports area renovated. We want maintained bike paths and hiking trails.  We want all these things, but we need your support and involvement to make it happen. If you love Rouge Park as much as we do, please join and come to our monthly meetings on the third Wednesday of each month.

Planning an event in Rouge Park? click here for the Special Events Application  
 For further information please contact Lynn Shaw of the City of Detroit Recreation Department at LShaw@detroitmi.gov 313-224-1907 or 313-877-8075
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2013 Butterfly Walk - July 28
Even though it has been a bad year for butterflies in Michigan, we identified many several species on our annual butterfly walk in Rouge Park 


See the New Motor City Mountain Bike Trail Map here.      



FREE horse manure available at the Buffalo Soldiers heritage Center Barn.  Email lisa78foxx @aol.com for details
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Historical Photos of Rouge Park
 
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Take a Walk on the new Rouge Park Prairie Pathway.  Enter on Outer Drive just south of Joy Rd.  Watch for the new entrance sign coming next year.

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Rouge Park Prairie Slideshow

Butterfly Walk in the Rouge Park Prairie on Aug. 7, 2010.  Led by Brenda Dziedzic of the Southeast Michigan Butterfly Associaltion
 

Help Raise Funds for the Friends of Rouge Park at NO COST TO YOU!
Last year members of the Friends of Rouge Park helped raise over $250 by using their Kroger Cards.  If you are a member of the Friends of Rouge Park shop at Kroger, you can help us by designating Friends of Rouge Park under the Community Rewards program and we will receive a percentage of your purchases at no cost to you.  To sign up, please go to:
To become a member of Friends of Rouge Park for only $5/year, click here.

 
***FOR THOSE OF YOU ALREADY ENROLLED, YOU MUST RE-ENROLL.  
To do so, log in at above address, then look under Community
Rewards and choose Friends of Rouge Park.