This year will mark the first Winter Fest presented by Detroit Parks and Recreation in partnership with People of Palmer Park and Bedrock Detroit. From February 11 to February 13, the ortdoor festival will offer activities for the whole family.
Ricardo Marble is the Deputy Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Detroit. He says the festival is something committed residents of the area deserve.
“The folks at Palmer Park do a great job of supporting us and making sure the park is well maintained and clean and things of that nature,” Marble said.
Marble says it’s a goal this year to make sure there are more engaging activities available to Detroit residents.
“We have made it a priority that all of our parks begin to be more beautified and more attractive. And so it’s just another opportunity for us to introduce something to the community that’s fun and exciting for everyone. —Ricardo Marble, City of Detroit Parks and Recreation
Marble says the city has been working with people for Palmer Park for years. “Every time we have the opportunity to host an event in Palmer Park, we want to make sure the people of Palmer Park are engaged and involved in everything we do in the park,” says Marble.
Bedrock is another event partner, providing resources to bring the Detroit Youth Choir to the event. In addition to the Detroit Youth Choir performance, there will also be dance performances, 313 The Live Experience Band and Charivari DJ Collective. Activities include ice skating, snowshoeing, sledding and an ice hockey demonstration by the Detroit Red Wings.
Marble says there will also be free shuttles to the city’s four recreation centers: Adams Butzel Complex, Patton Recreation Center, Kemeny Recreation Center and Heilmann Recreation Center.
“We are excited and excited for the community to get out and enjoy some of the festivities,” says Marble.