Detroit Sports and Recreation

Detroit Sports and RecreationWhether your ideal weekend is cheering on your favorite sports team or heading to the great outdoors for your own adventure, you’re sure to find something that pleases in Detroit and its suburbs. Take advantage of the green parks to go hiking and explore the city's landscape. The Detroit River and Great Lake are close by, perfect for boating, fishing, and scenic views. Or maybe you’d prefer a fun amusement center instead.

 

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Pro Sports

Detroit Lions
Roar with the crowd in Ford Field for the Detroit Lions! This NFL football team may not have made it to the Super Bowl yet, but its sports fans are fierce. Put on your Honolulu Blue jersey and make some noise for this National Football Conference team.

Address: 2000 Brush St., Detroit, MI 48226 - MAP
Phone: (313) 262-2270
Web: www.detroitlions.com

Detroit Pistons
Love basketball? Come by the Palace of Auburn Hills to see the Detroit Pistons rule the court. Treated like royalty by their loyal fans, this sports team has won three championships since joining the NBA in 1948, most recently in 2004, and has numerous conference and division titles under their belt. Wear a patriotic combination of red, white and blue to support this All-American team!

Address: 5 Championship Dr., Auburn Hills, MI 48326 - MAP
Phone: (248) 377-0100
Web: www.nba.com

Detroit Red Wings
Watch the Detroit Red Wings soar across the ice in the Joe Louis Arena. Perhaps living so close to the Birthplace of Hockey has inspired this sports team–the Red Wings have managed to win the most Stanley Cup championships out of any NHL team in the US, and rank third internationally right behind the Montreal Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Address: 600 Civic Center Dr., Detroit, MI 48226 - MAP
Phone: (313) 396-7544
Web: redwings.nhl.com

Detroit Tigers
Come to Comerica Park to see the Detroit Tigers play ball. Part of an All-American sports tradition, this Major League Baseball team has been in Detroit (in one incarnation or another) since 1894. Wear navy, white and orange to show your stripes and your support as you cheer on the Tigers towards victory.

Address: 2100 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48218 - MAP
Phone: (000) 000-0000
Web: detroit.tigers.mlb.com

 

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Hiking, Biking & Trails

Southwest Detroit Greenway
Take your bike, inline skates or running shoes out to the developing Southwest Detroit Greenway for a smooth, asphalt-paved trail connecting the Fort Street Bascule Bridge to the River Walk. Currently three miles long, when completed this recreation trail will feature even more bike lanes, streetscaping and wayfinding along the West Vernor segment.

Address: Fort Street and Miller Road to Vernor Avenue at Clark Street, Detroit, MI - MAP

Detroit River Walk
Enjoy a leisurely walk or jog along the breathtaking Detroit RiverWalk. This scenic 5 and ½ mile promenade follows the Detroit International Riverfront from the landmark Ambassador Bridge to Belle Isle Park. See some of the best sights in the city as you travel this greenway. Make sure to stop along the many parks and plaza connected by it as well!

Address: Rivard St., Detroit, MI 48243 - MAP
Phone: (313) 566-8200
Web: www.detroitriverfront.org

Paint Creek Trail
The Paint Creek Trail in Rochester, a Detroit suburb, offers guests a gorgeous landscape and a wonderfully paved recreation trail. Perfect for walking, running, biking, skating and anything in-between, this former railway bed was the first rail-to-trail project in the state. The 8-foot wide paved trail stretches for nine miles and has plenty of free parking nearby.

Address: 400 Sixth St., Rochester, MI 48307 - MAP
Phone: (248) 651-9260
Web: www.paintcreektrail.org

 

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Watersports

Chandler Park Water Park
Visit the only official water park in the city. Chandler Water Park, also known as the Family Aquatic Center, offers Detroit residents and guests the perfect place to enjoy water recreation and cool down when the heat of summer rolls around. Splash around in the wave pool, go down two water slides and let the children have fun in their own special activity pool.

Address: 12600 Chandler Park Dr., Detroit, MI 48213 - MAP
Phone: (313) 822 -7665
Web: www.chandlerparkonline.com

Belle Isle Park
While not a water park, Belle Isle Park offers a bit of sun and surf along its beach. Half a mile of the five mile shoreline is designated as a recreational swimming area, and there is a large water slide that opens during the summer months. For $3, you can ride the slide into the water as much as you like.

Address: 6925 E Jefferson Ave., Detroit, MI 48218 - MAP
Phone: (313) 628-2081
Web: www.detroitmi.gov

WIlliam G. Milliken State Park & Harbor
The wetlands of the William G. Milliken State Park and Harbor are actually a great place to cool down during the summer. Enjoy some fishing from the shore or wading along the shallows. You can even bring or rent a boat to take out into the Detroit River for further aquatic recreation.

Address: 1900 Atwater St., Detroit, MI 48226 - MAP
Phone: (313) 396-0217
Web: www.michigandnr.com

 

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Plenty Of Thrills

C.J. Barrymore's Entertainment Center
Get a bit of an adrenaline rush while still enjoying some quality time with family and friends at the C.J. Barrymore’s Entertainment Center in Clinton. This family entertainment center and amusement park is fun for all ages. Enjoy everything from leisurely games of mini-golf and arcade games to go-karts, bumper boats, recreational rock-climbing and laser tag.

Address: 21750 Hall Rd., Clinton Township, MI 48038 - MAP
Phone: (586) 469-2800
Web: www.cjbarrymores.com

Planet Rock Climbing Gym
Learn how to really rock climb at Planet Rock Climbing Gym. This specialty recreation gym contains a unique terrain with almost 100 taped routes along its hundreds of square feet of indoor climbing surfaces. Welcoming both novices and experts, Planet Rock is a great place to get the thrill of scaling the side of a cliff with plenty of safety.

Address: 34 Rapid St., Pontiac, MI 48341 - MAP
Phone: (248) 334-3904
Web: explore.planet-rock.com

Midway Sports & Entertainment
Visit one of the best family entertainment centers in Michigan. Midway Sports & Entertainment offers a variety of sports and recreational activities suitable for all ages and guaranteed to entertain both children and children at heart. Play a round of mini-golf; challenge your buddies to a go-kart race; battle it out in water wars; get crazy with bumper cars; fly in the sky with Euro Bungy; and much more!

Address: 22381 Van Born Rd., Taylor, MI 48180 - MAP
Phone: (313) 277-9156
Web: www.midwayfun.com

 

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Leisure

Garden Bowl
Visit the Garden Bowl in Detroit’s premiere entertainment center for a good time for all. Part of the Majestic, the Garden Bowl remains the oldest continuously operating bowling alley in the country. Celebrate a part of the city’s history as you knock down pins and show off your bowling skills.

Address: 4120 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201 - MAP
Phone: (313) 833-9700
Web: www.majesticdetroit.com

Northland Roller Rink
Lace up your roller skates or rollerblades and head on over to the Northland Roller Rink, one of Detroit’s largest roller rinks, for a fun time. Skate during the public sessions to some of your favorite oldies as well as a few of the more current songs. Or, opt for a skating class or laser tag game.

Address: 22311 W 8 Mile Rd., Detroit, MI 48219 - MAP
Phone: (313) 535-1443
Web: www.northlandrink.com

MotorCity Casino Hotel
Relax and unwind one evening at the MotorCity Casino-Hotel, one of the three resort hotel casinos in Detroit. Play at the most exciting game floor in the city, featuring classic reel games, new five-reel games, video poker and video slots. You can also join in one of the 57 table games in the casino or head to the Poker Room for a classic card game.

Address: 2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit, MI 48201 - MAP
Phone: (866) 782-9622
Web: www.motorcitycasino.com