Friends of Rouge Park
Since 2002

CALENDAR

Rouge Park Work Day 
Saturday Oct. 4,  9am-2pm
Volunteers needed to assist with removing woody plants from the prairie.  Meet at 8:30 am at West Parkway and Parkland.  Bring loppers and a handsaw if you have them.  Wear long pants and long sleeves and sturdy shoes.  Contact Peggy Dankert to RSVP dankertp@sbcglobal.net
 

 
Next Friends of Rouge Park 
General Membership Meeting
October 21 at 6:00pm
Don Bosco Hall
19321 W. Chicago (corner of Westwood St.)
Detroit (map)
 

Watch our Facebook page for updates. 

These organizations are joint members of the Friends of Rouge Park.  If you would like your organization to join our coalition, please click the "Join Now" button above.

Detroit Aero Modelers

Buffalo Soldiers Heritage Association

West Outer Drive Civic Association

Far West Detroit Civic Association

Friends of the Rouge

Cody-Rouge Action Alliance

Motor City Mountain Bike Association

Michigan Black Horseman Assoc

Elite Archery,Inc.


Please Join Us!
We have big dreams for Rouge Park. We want to continue to host activities that draw attention to the value of our beloved park. We want to see large picnic shelters like the ones at Belle Isle for family reunions and community events. We want to see new playscapes, benches, garbage cans and picnic tables throughout the park. We want better security and enforcement of anti-dumping laws and laws banning the motorcyles and ATVs from ripping up the park. We want to see our ball fields and winter sports area renovated. We want maintained bike paths and hiking trails.  We want all these things, but we need your support and involvement to make it happen. If you love Rouge Park as much as we do, please join and come to our monthly meetings on the third Tuesday of each month.

Check out our Facebook page here for all the latest News, Updates and Discussions on Rouge Park, or type "Friends of Rouge Park" into the search box on Facebook. 
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Planning an event in Rouge Park? 
 For further information please contact Lynn Shaw of the City of Detroit Recreation Department at LShaw@detroitmi.gov 313-224-1907 or 313-877-8075
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
 

2013 Butterfly Walk - July 28
Even though it has been a bad year for butterflies in Michigan, we identified many several species on our annual butterfly walk in Rouge Park 


See the New Motor City Mountain Bike Trail Map here.      



FREE horse manure available at the Buffalo Soldiers heritage Center Barn.  Email lisa78foxx @aol.com for details
----------------------------------------------------
 
 
Historical Photos of Rouge Park
 
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

Take a Walk on the new Rouge Park Prairie Pathway.  Enter on Outer Drive just south of Joy Rd.  Watch for the new entrance sign coming next year.

------------------------------------------------------

Rouge Park Prairie Slideshow

Butterfly Walk in the Rouge Park Prairie on Aug. 7, 2010.  Led by Brenda Dziedzic of the Southeast Michigan Butterfly Associaltion
 

Help Raise Funds for the Friends of Rouge Park at NO COST TO YOU!
Last year members of the Friends of Rouge Park helped raise over $250 by using their Kroger Cards.  If you are a member of the Friends of Rouge Park shop at Kroger, you can help us by designating Friends of Rouge Park under the Community Rewards program and we will receive a percentage of your purchases at no cost to you.  To sign up, please go to:
To become a member of Friends of Rouge Park for only $5/year, click here.

 
***FOR THOSE OF YOU ALREADY ENROLLED, YOU MUST RE-ENROLL.  
To do so, log in at above address, then look under Community
Rewards and choose Friends of Rouge Park.