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Rouge Park to host Open Streets, 5K, outdoor movies [updated]

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Some Open Streets activities will be located near the Buffalo Soldiers horse stables in Rouge Park.
Photo by Michelle & Chris Gerard

Note: Organizers have just announced that due to severe weather, Open Streets in Rouge Park will be moved to August 11.

Detroit’s largest park hopes to welcome neighbors and newcomers alike, as a variety of activities are planned on the west side. Rouge Park hosts its own Open Streets this Saturday, with more outdoor activities planned throughout the weekend.

Open Streets—which has been held in Corktown and Southwest Detroit the past two years—will run from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday. The event will have a three-mile open route in the park, along with food trucks, nature and camping demos, kids games, and archery.

Open Streets Detroit

Additional weekend activities include walking, running, and cycling races Saturday morning; games throughout the day Friday, with a movie in the evening; and yoga and jazz in the park on Sunday. More information, including dates and times, can be found here.

The city’s largest park features miles of trails, a revamped campground for kids, the Buffalo Soldiers horse stables, and two Olympic-sized swimming pools.

The Neighborhoods’ Aaron Foley wrote about the misconceptions about the 1,184-acre park, and how it seems so far away. Will the events introduce the space to more Detroiters? The website says rain or shine, and unfortunately, the forecast looks like more rain than anything. Either way, maybe it’s time to visit the park if you haven’t before.