Thursday, June 05, 2008

Cool Warrendale Thing: Rouge Park

Rouge Park is the largest park in Detroit and one of the large municipal parts in the nation. Encompassing 1,182 acres of prime parkland, it is more than 40% larger than New York's Central Park.

Included in Rouge Park is an 18 hole, par 72 golf course that first opened in 1923. This is in addition to the picnic areas, playground equipment, walkways, bike paths and other amenities.

One of friends from Detroit Synergy - and the man ultimately responsible for me staying in Detroit as long as I have - wrote an article a few years back about his memories of Rouge Park. You can see it on-line at

All of these things make Rouge Park overdue in its recognition as the Cool Warrendale Thing of the Week.

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