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People for Palmer Park


"A park for the good 
of everyone."
~Senator Thomas W. Palmer  

With the threat of park closings and budget cuts by the city, the People for Palmer Park (PFPP) arose from members of the community who love Palmer Park for the gem it was, is, and can be. 

PFPP is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and the official "Adopt-a-Park" Partner with the CIty of Detroit.

PFPP is a membership organization and new members and volunteers are necessary and welcome. Core members of the PFPP include residents and representatives from a variety of neighborhood and community organizations.

PFPP believes that with the collective energy, efforts, and talents of the people who use and love the park, it can be revitalized to its fullest potential and restored to what Senator Palmer envisioned when he donated the land for the park in the late 1800s: “a park for the good of everyone.” Palmer Park is comprised of 296 acres of lawns and historic woodlands, a public golf course, tennis courts, splash park, hiking and biking trails, Lake Frances, a historic log cabin, a community garden and more. 

PFPP committed to the preservation, recreation, and revitalization of Palmer Park, for the good of all. Our vision is to create an urban oasis, regional destination, and daily recreation site that will promote an active and healthy community. Our guiding values include preservation of park resources; restoration and preservation of the park’s history; equal benefit and access to the park; creation of a safe park environment; responsiveness to park users and the community; timeliness in our actions; and collaboration and cooperation with city, community, and stakeholders.

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