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Detroit Recreation Centers

Life's Lessons Learned at Neighborhood Recreation Centers

Mayor David Bing | Posted 02.09.2013 | Detroit
Mayor David Bing

Recreation centers provide a much-needed -- and safe -- "escape." Most importantly, recreation centers enhance the quality of life for all people -- young and old. And the life lessons learned by participating in activities at recreation centers will have a long-lasting impact. I can attest to that firsthand.

Detroit Mayor: We Need Help To Bring This City Back

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 11.30.2012 | Detroit

Detroit's mayor took a break from grappling with a financial crisis and battling with City Council to talk about his efforts to maintain recreation ce...

How To Keep 17 Recreation Centers Open

Detroit Free Press | Posted 08.24.2012 | Detroit

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing announced a strategy Wednesday to keep the city's 17 recreation centers open by funding programs through a newly created Detro...

Mayor Seeks Private Funding For Rec Centers, Parks

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 05.16.2012 | Detroit

Mayor Dave Bing is proposing an ambitious plan to transfer Detroit's recreation centers to a new conservancy backed by private funding. Chief Oper...