Brush Park CDC

John R.-Watson Park

John R./Watson Park

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Did you know?

The park at John R. and Watson Streets is the only public park remaining in Brush Park? For years the park was at risk of being incorporated into a development like the rest of the former parks in the neighborhood because it had been removed from the City of Detroit Parks and Recreational Department (Parks & Rec) park roll. We’re excited to announce that Parks & Rec has officially re-acquired the park! In addition, the community garden adjacent to the park is officially a part of the park’s footprint!

What we are doing!

We are leading an initiative to redesign the park to make it more inviting and functional - a place that neighbors will be excited to visit every day. We have presented a proposed redevelopment of the park based on feedback from neighbors in our Open Spaces Survey. Click HERE to see our proposal, which was presented to the community at our March 19, 2019 community meeting. Let us know your thoughts about the design by taking our survey.

John R.-Watson Park Redesign

Click HERE to view our proposed redevelopment of the park. We’ve developed this plan based on the feedback provided from our Open Space Survey and community meetings, and we presented this plan at our March 19, 2019 community meeting. The CDC is currently seeking funding for the project. Please contact us if you would like to contribute.

Brush Park Community Day 2018

Thank you to all of our volunteers and donors - including residents, developers, and WH Canon - for helping us clean up John R.-Watson Park and the alley! Check out our Facebook page to see pictures from the event.

Please stay in touch and look for future opportunities to contribute to a better John R-Watson Park!