(See links to the full program schedules for the Brennan Poolhouse and the Detroit Pistons Neighbor programs)
Plants, Bugs & Birds Prairie Walk
sponsored by Detroit Audubon and BIPOC Birders
Saturday, August 12, 1-3pm
Butterfly Garden - North Prairie Pathway Trailhead (map)
Join Friends of Rouge Park, BIPOC Birders of MI & Detroit Audubon for a guided prairie walk around Rouge Park.
Yoga in the Park with Yoganic Flow-Brennan Recreation Area Yoga Green
sponsored by the Detroit Parks Coalition and FORP
(between the basketball courts and playground) (map)
Every Sunday at 9 am, through September 24
Senior Indoor Yoga with Yoganic Flow - yoga mats available
Thursdays 11:00 am Brennan Poolhouse
Free to Detroit residents, non-residents free with $10 annual membership
Second Saturday Fitness Festival
sponsored by the Black Health Movement
Aug. 12 & Sept. 9, 9am - Noon.
Meet at the new picnic shelter at Spinoza Dr. & Orangelawn (map).
Fitness Festival is an exhilarating fitness experience that will inspire participants to embrace healthy lifestyle choices. Participants join fitness stations along a 1 - Mile trek for a variety of fun and inspirational fitness exercises offered by Detroit's premier fitness trainers.
The Black Health Movement's aim is to tackle racial and health economic disparities in diabetes, obesity and hypertension in underserved communities by creating Community Based Lifestyle intervention models that educate and inspire participants to embrace routine exercise and proper nutrition as a lifestyle. Register here
Kids Art Factory - Rouge Park
sponsored by Huron Clinton Metroparks
Picnic Shelter #3 at Spinoza Dr. & Orangelawn (map)
Thursdays, August 3, 10 & 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.
Senior Picnic - sponsored by Cody/Rouge Senior University & FORP
Thursday, Aug. 24 11:30am-2:00pm
Sorensen Recreation Area Picnic Shelter (map)
Spinoza Dr. & Sawyer St.
Buffalo Soldiers and Blues Freedom Festival
sponsored by the Detroit Parks Coalition, the Knight Foundation and the Detroit Office of Arts, Culture and Entrepreneurship & FORP
Sat. Sept. 16 1-4 pm
Buffalo Soldiers Heritage Association, 8886 Lahser Dr. (map)
Join us for our second annual Freedom Festival. This year we will be honoring the Buffalo Soldiers and celebrate with blues, African drumming, pony rides, food and more.
Fish & Tree Walk - sponsored by FORP
Sun. Oct. 8, 2pm
Ma'iingan Wildwood Trail, Sorensen Recreation Area (map)
Join naturalist Robert Muller and lifelong student of woody plants Don Drife on a guided walk covering the fish and tree species found in Rouge Park while hiking the newly rededicated Ma'iingan Wildwood Trail.