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Everyday Heroes

Detroit’s Clark Park could have turned into an eyesore when it nearly closed in 1991, but a group of Ford volunteers help keep it properly maintained. Check out this lovely video about the amazing work Roberto, the Ford Foundation, and a does for our beloved park every year.

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Click image to watch.

 

The Best Kept Secret in Detroit

Last night PBS NewsHour aired this touching piece about our “best kept secret,” Clark Park!

“You help them find what they love, so they can motivate themselves.”

-Clark Park’s own Beto Gallegos on what motivates us here at Clark Park.

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One of the many hidden jewels in Detroit. Produced and Directed by Evan Gulock. Cinematography by Bill Kubota and Evan Gulock. Special thanks to Anthony Benavides, Ziggy Gonzalez, PBS, American Graduate, and Detroit Public Television for making this story possible.

Join the Detroit Parks Watch and keep your eyes on Clark Park!

This summer, WDET is asking you to help put the “public” in public media by joining “Detroit Parks Watch.”
It’s easy.  All you have to do is visit a local park, observe what’s happening and report back to WDET by filling out a survey on your smartphone or tablet.
Help the community find out what is going on in the parks in Detroit and your neighborhood. Is the park being maintained? Who’s using the park and what’s happening there? Is it safe?  Join today!

Sculpture Workshop at Clark Park July 29!

Join us at Clark Park for a

SCULPTURE WORKSHOP

hosted by

Wayne State University’s James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History

WHAT: Free Sculpture Workshop

WHEN: Wednesday, July 29, 2015, from 1 – 5 p.m.

WHO: Youth ages 12-18

The James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History, Wayne State University (WSU) is providing a one-day mobile sculpture workshop for participants.  Students from the Carr Center Jazz Ensemble will perform during the workshops.

Workshop participants will learn basic 3-D design fundamentals, create abstract sculptures out of random materials using an assemblage technique, and paint their compositions one color to get a better sense of their compositions.

All materials will be provided by the Department of Art and Art History, WSU.

The sculptures created during the workshops will be collected by the instructor and exhibited at the department’s Art Department Gallery, WSU, September 11 – October 23, 2015, and will be returned after the exhibition closes.  A public reception for the exhibition will be held on Friday, September 115-8PM.

The exhibition will be on view for the community, and for guests who will be attending the Sculpture X Symposium, a symposium hosted by the Department of Art and Art History, WSU, October 9-10, 2015.  The symposium will include artists from around the country who will be participating in exhibitions, lectures, and panel discussions throughout the tri-county area.  More information about the symposium can be found here, which will be live within the next couple of days.

REGISTER at the Clark Park Recreation Center, or email clarkparkdetroit@gmail.com.

Softball Fundraiser

 

 

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For more information contact Carlos Reyes at (313)424-2177

Help us MotorCity Makeover Clark Park on May 16!

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MotorCity Makeover returns to Clark Park Saturday May 16, 2015! All are welcome to join us in beautifying our beloved park!

To sign up:

Email Beto@clarkparkdetroit.com and tell him you’re in!

Or click here, click “Register online” and choose District 6!

 

Summer Fun starts June 22!

Summer Schedule:

View or download entire schedule here.

Gardening Program /  Jardinería

Monday & Friday10:00-12:00 Non (all ages) / Lunes y Viernes 10:00 -12:00 p.m. (todas edades)

Wednesday 4:00-6:00 p.m. (all ages) / Miércoles 4:00-6:00 (todas las edades)

Co-Ed Baseball / Béisbol Niños y Niñas

Monday-Friday / Lunes-Viernes

11:00-12:30 p.m. (ages 8-12) / 11:00-12:30 pm (edades- 8-12)

1:30-3:30 p.m. (ages 12-15) / 1:30-3:30 pm (edades 12-15)

3:30-5:30 p.m. (ages 15-17) / 3:30-5:30 pm (edades 15-17)

Free Lunch Program / Programa de Almuerzo Gratis

Monday-Friday / Lunes – Viernes

12:00-2:00 p.m. (ages 1-18) / 12:00-2:00 p.m.(edades 1 -18)

Girls’ Softball / Softball para Niñas

Monday-Friday / Lunes-Viernes

1:00- 2:00 p.m. (ages 6-10) / 1:00-2:00 pm Limpiar los campos

2:00- 3:30 pm (ages 11-14) / 2:00-3:30 pm (edades 8-14)

3:30-5:30 pm (ages 14- 17) / 3:30-5:30 pm (edades 15-17)

5:30-700 pm mentoring / concejeria (ages/edades 15-17)

Soccer

Monday-Friday / Lunes-Viernes

11-12 noon (ages/edades 8-10)

Story Time / Hora del Cuento

Tuesday & Thursday / Martes y Jueves

2:30-3:00 pm (ages/edades 3-7)

Nutrition Class / Clases de Nutrición

Tuesday / Martes 2-3 p.m. (ages 10 older / edades 10 y adultos)

Arts and Crafts / Manualidades

Monday & Wednesday / Lunes y Miércoles 1:30-3:00 pm (ages/edades 6-17)

Blogging Club / Club en computadora

Monday, Wednesday, Friday / Lunes, Miércoles, Viernes 3:00-4:0 p.m. (ages/edades 14-18)

Photojournalism / Fotoperiodismo

Tues and Thurs / Martes y Jueves 3:00-4:00 pm (ages/edades 8-18)

Walking Club / Tiempo de Caminar

Monday, Wednesday, Friday / Lunes, Miércoles, Viernes 5:30-6:00 pm (ages 5-adult/edades 5 y adultos)

Tennis / Tenis

Monday & Wednesday / Lunes & Miércoles 4:30 – 5:30 pm Beginner/Principiantes)

5:30-7:00 p.m. Intermediate/Intermedios

Lacrosse 

Tuesday & Thursday / Martes y Jueves

4:30-6:00 pm (ages/edades 11-18)

Street Hockey 

Monday & Wednesday / Lunes Y Viernes 4:30-5:30 (ages/edades 8-18)

Game Room / Juego de Meza

Tue, Wed, Thurs / Martes, Miércoles, Jueves 3:00-5:00 p.m. (ages 5-adult / edad 5 y adultos)

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Free night of soccer fun this Saturday!

This year, Detroit City FC (DCFC) has partnered with Flagstar Bank and Community Development Advocates of Detroit (CDAD) to treat residents of Detroit’s neighborhoods to a night out at DCFC games, and they’d like Hubbard Farms to go first!
Join your neighbors, Saturday May 9th for DCFC’s home opener against the Muskegon Risers at Cass Tech High School. Tickets, transportation and t-shirts for kids will be provided. Buses will leave Clark Park at 6:30PM and return immediately following the game.
Please spread the word! Bring your neighbors, families (all ages are welcome), and friends for this great evening outing.
RSVP to Rachel Perschetz at rachel.perschetz@gmail.com as soon as possible, as space is limited.