People for Palmer Park
 Enjoy a late Summer Soirée & fabulous Silent Auction in a
magnificent historic neighborhood rarely open to the public.

Light Up the Cabin
Garden Party 
at a Mansion & Garden on the Detroit Golf Course
The Garden of this 1929 Tudor overlooks the beautifully landscaped course of the world-class, private Detroit Golf Club (across from Palmer Park and once part of the estate of Sen. Thomas & Lizzie Merrill Palmer).
Sunday, September 103-6 pm
Enjoy an array of delicious summer foods, wine & desserts
Silent auction with hand-crafted jewelry, artwork, gift certificates to restaurants, hotels, events and other special opportunities! 


Jazz vocalist Kathy Kosins will paint live (her paintings will be auctioned!)

Jazz guitarist A. Spencer Barefield will be our special DJ playing his favorites

Delicious food from Genét Barthwell Gourmet Cuisine 

Tour a portion of a spectacular historic home built in 1929 for the Wineman Family.


Grandfather Leopold Wineman founded the People's Outfitting Company, which becameone of the biggest department stores in the US in the 1920s! The Detroit store was designed by Albert Kahn, as was the Detroit Golf Club. Could this mansion also be a Kahn design? We are still researching it! Read more

Senator & Mrs. Palmer's 1880's Log Cabin -- designed by the legendary architects Mason & Rice -- is a rare Detroit historic landmark, thought to be the only existing Log Cabin in the city and one of the most unique in the country. Restoring lights, electricity, chimneys and the interior (woodwork, plaster, staircase, etc.) are our next goals.
Don't miss this opportunity to catch a rare glimpse inside another of Detroit's restored treasures and help People for Palmer Park 
return the Log Cabin and Palmer Park to its former beauty!
Tickets, $75, must be purchased in advance:
You may also make a tax-deductible donation to People for Palmer Park

You will be sent a map, address, parking directions and more details the week of the event. For more info visit or contact or call Barbara Barefield, 313-313-891-2514.
but you can still enjoy:
Yoga is over for the season, 
Volunteers needed 1st & 3rd Saturdays, 10am-1pm; Thurs. 4-7pm
Join PFPP Farm Manager Lindsay to pcare for PFPP Community Garden. Volunteers take home food they help to grow. All ages are welcome to participate. The Garden is located next to the Splash Park lot on Merrill Plaisance. Read more and find out about special workshops!
Tuesdays, 7-8 pm
Corner of 7 Mile Road & Pontchartrain Drive, through Sept 5 T'ai Chi is an internal Chinese martial art practiced for both its defense training and its health benefits. To get the most out of this practice, attend as many classes as you can. Peter Guenther teaches all skill levels. No fee. 
Saturdays, 11 am, now through Oct.13 
Meet leader Samoy Smith and her family at Splash Park. The youth runners club is for families training to complete in an event(Marathon, Half-Marathon, Relay, 5k or Kids Run). Read more
Every Mon., Tues. & Thurs., 6-7:30 pm through Oct 26 (indoors after that) 
Meet at Splash Park  Step into good health with Latricia. Meet new people, explore the trails and enjoy the outdoors. This group is a positive, supportive group that encourages everyone to join. Read more
Thursdays thru Oct. 26 Gather at 6:30 pm; leave at 7 pm from Splash Park lot 
Enjoy riding (weather permitting) around the park, through the neighborhoods of Palmer Park Apartment District, the Golf Club neighborhood, Ferndale, New Center, Boston Edison, and more. Ride organizer Henry Ford II leads cyclists on a spirited "fitness pace" of 10-15 mph and tries to keep it to about one hour.
Enjoy wonderful summer activities at the park. For any problems at the Splash Park, please call the City at 313-628-0900. Check out the new bathrooms and changing rooms in the building with the bright colored circles next to the Splash Pad, and visit the playground and the new PFPP Butterfly Garden. 
People for Palmer Park, PO Box 43735, Detroit, MI 4824