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 our 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 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 your feedback on our open spaces survey and presented this plan to the community at our March 19, 2019 community meeting.

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

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.