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!

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 are working to sponsor a complete redesign of the park, but need your input. Click HERE to provide your input in our open spaces survey.

Brush Park Community Day - Saturday, October 20, 2018

Help us clean up John R./Watson Park and the alley! In addition to general cleanup, we’ll be doing light landscaping and replacing the dilapidated benches. We need volunteers, equipment and donations.

Click HERE to register to volunteer and/or bring equipment that we can use for the day (e.g rakes, edgers, blowers, shop brooms).

Click HERE to donate to our Go Fund Me

Rain date - Sunday, October 21.

John R./Watson Park Redesign

Click HERE to take our open spaces survey so that we can use your input to redesign the park.