I'm reaching out on behalf of Open Streets Detroit to invite you to this exciting, international initiative coming to Detroit on from . This event is free, fun, and family friendly and we need your help in spreading the word to Detroiters far and wide!
You can access the press kit here for more information including an FAQ sheet for participants, photos, and social media text or see the details below. If you'd like physical copies of posters or postcards, please let me know and I can arrange a time to drop them off.
Open Streets Detroit will provide a free, safe and inclusive opportunity for fitness, recreation and community building by opening nearly four miles of continuous roadway to people to experience streets in a new way, whether by walking, running, biking, rollerblading, or skateboarding. In addition to turning the streets over to people, Open Streets Detroit will include complementary programming at locations along the route, such as yoga, dancing, basketball, and other health and wellness activities. Experience Open St
reets through this video here.
When and Where
The inaugural Open Streets Detroit route will cover 3.7 miles along Michigan Avenue and West Vernor Highway. The proposed route begins at Campus Martius Park in Downtown Detroit, connects through Roosevelt Park in Corktown, and continues through Southwest Detroit, past Clark Park, ending near Boyer Playfield located at Livernois and Vernor. For more details on the route, please visit the interactive map here.
Program partners will be popping up at activity hubs along the route to engage the community with fun, healthy activities. A full list of program partners can be found here. Some program partners include Boll Family YMCA, Chadsey Condon Community Organization, Clark Park Coalition, Detroit Health Department, Living Arts Detroit, Vista Partnership / Southwest Housing Solutions, and more!
Volunteers are encouraged to participate for both days but it is not mandatory. Volunteer hours are from each day.
Ambassador volunteers will be assigned to an area of the route where duties include managing intersections, greeting and assisting participants with map and activity information, displaying high energy and excitement. Volunteers will receive an event t-shirt, lunch, a snack bag, and water on the date of the event.
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