Woody Plant Walk
Sunday, June 11 at 2:00pm*
Stone Bridge Nature Trail (map)
Join the Friends of Rouge Park and woody plant enthusiast, Don Drife to learn to identify species of trees and other woody plants by their leaves in Rouge Park.
*If there are flooding conditions we may postpone the walk to the following Sunday, June 18 at 2pm. The trail may be muddy, please wear rain boots or shoes that can get wet/dirty.
Friends of Rouge Park Membership/Partnership Meeting
Tuesday, June 20 at 6:00pm
Sorensen Recreation Area Picnic Shelter (map)
This meeting is an opportunity for our members to hear directly from our partners, such as the City of Detroit, Huron-Clinton Metroparks and others, on their efforts to work with us to improve Rouge Park. If the weather is bad, the meeting will be held virtually via Zoom).
Yoga in the Park
Brennan Recreation Area Yoga Green (between the basketball courts and playground) (map)
Every Sunday at 9 am, June 4 to August 27 - 13 weeks
Discover Rouge Park Senior Bus Tour
Thursday, June 29 11am-2pm
All attendees will be picked up from St. Suzanne at 198321 W Chicago at 10:30AM
The Tour begins and ends at the Brennan Pools Bldg. Refreshments provided.
Kids Art Factory - Rouge Park
Picnic Shelter #3 at Spinoza Dr. & Orangelawn (map)
Every Thursday, July 13 – August 17. 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Art workshops for kids sponsored by Huron Clinton MetroParks and Mint Artist Guild. Register for a single workshop or more. $3 per child, per workshop.
Butterfly & Native Prairie Plant Walk
Sunday, July 30, 2:00pm
North Prairie Pathway Trailhead & Butterfly Garden (map)
Join us for a walk in the Butterfly Garden with butterfly enthusiast, Doris Applebaum. Enjoy the natural beauty and learn about the abundant variety of butterflies and native plants in this restored native prairie.
Meet at the North Prairie Pathway Trailhead & Butterfly Garden on Outer Drive, just south of Joy Rd.
Freedom Festival Honoring Tuskegee Airman Alex Jefferson
Sat. Sept. 16 3-7 pm
Detroit AeroModelers Field, Joy and Spinoza
Join us for our second annual Freedom Festival. This year we will be honoring Tuskegee Airman and Detroit AeroModeler Alex Jefferson as we dedicate a new statue, host a flyover and airshow and celebrate with music, dance and games.
Rouge Park History Fair
(Sept./Oct. - date to be determined)
Brennan Pools Building
Our two history interns, Olivia Barron and Mariah Smith, will present an overview of the history of Rouge Park through photos, newspaper articles, documents and memorabilia. Oral histories will be collected.