City of Wayne Parks & Recreation
"The Best Part of Your Day!"
Keep updated on the upcoming events and programs at the Wayne Community Center by clicking on http://www.seekandfind.com/find/wayne-senior-services-office This will direct you to the newsletter, "Kaboom", provided by Wayne Senior Services. You can view the most recent and previous newsletters.
At the February 17, 2015 Wayne City Council Meeting, the City Council voted to close the Theodore D'Pulos Aquatic Center, effective the close of business Sunday, February 22, 2015.
We are encouraging nominations for the Recreation Advisory Board’s James J. Poplin Distinguished Service Award.Â This award is presented to an individual who has been an outstanding recreational supporter.Â To qualify for this award, the candidate must have a minimum of five years of voluntary service within the Parks & Recreation area. Click here to download a nomation form.
The Wayne Community Center now offers feedback surveys so we can ensure your satisfaction! This short survey should take less than 5 minutes and will provide us with valuable information used to make your experience here even better.Â
All answers will be kept confidential and every question is optional.
Wayne Recreation Foundation Scholarships
The Wayne Recreation Foundation offers two scholarships annually: The Harold & Pat Bower Scholarship (Wayne residents only) and Jack Demmer Scholarship (Wayne/Westland students).
The Harold & Pat Bower Scholarship was established to assist students in furthering an education in the Arts & Humanities.Â The Arts & Humanities include, but not limited to, areas in art, dance, theatre, visual, vocal, instrumental, cinematography, photography, and writing.
The Jack Demmer Scholarship was established to assist students in furthering their education toward a business related or other career goal.
The scholarship is to apply toward the expenses of tuition, room & board, fees, books and supplies necessary for pursuit of study at any school, college, or other educational institution.Â The scholarship is for one year only.
Please follow the links below to submit an application electronically:
Harold & Pat Bower Scholarship:
Jack Demmer Scholarship:
The Wayne/Westland Parks & Recreation has an abundance of indoor and outdoor recreational services to meet the needs of all populations and age groups. Wayne/Westland Parks & Recreation contributes to public health, improves property values, provides economic impact, protects natural resources and provides a place-based strategy attractive to residents and businesses to live, work and play in.
The Wayne/Westland Parks & Recreation offers the Westland Municipal Golf Course and over 37 parks including trails, athletic fields, playgrounds, skate/bike parks and the H20 Zone Splash Park!
The Wayne Community Center, located at the corner of Howe Road and Annapolis (south of Michigan Avenue) is a meeting place for neighbors and friends to get together and enjoy a good workout or just have some fun together. The Community Center houses the Patrick J. Norton Recreation & Exercise Club, and Ted D'Pulos Aquatic Area, The Oakbridge Suites banquet facility, Senior Division, and Youth Assistance Program.
The Wayne/Westland Parks & Recreation Department also includes cultural services (youth and adult theater), athletic & fitness (adult softball, youth after school recreation, karate, dance, etc.), community events (Annual Carnival Night, Kids Night Out, Scarecrow on Michigan Avenue, Lunch with Santa, etc.), youth camps, and Mike Modano Ice Arena on Wildwood (east of Wayne Road).
Wayne Parks & Recreation Foundation Program Assistance Fund:
RECREATION PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH AND CHILDREN
The City of Wayne Parks & Recreation Foundation through the Parks and Recreation Department has established The City of Wayne Parks & Recreation Foundation Program Assistance Fund. The City of Wayne Parks & Recreation Foundation Program Assistance Fund was established with the understanding that there are City of Wayne residents who cannot afford the program fee(s) and are therefore unable to participate. The sole purpose of this fund is to find ways to give every child (16 or under) and family the opportunity to participate in recreation activities while providing a mechanism for equitable treatment and optimal accommodation for resident families in need.
The City of Wayne Parks & Recreation Foundation Program Assistance Fund provides assistance, as funds are available, to qualified City of Wayne residents who might not otherwise be able to participate. Discounted program fees are available to those who qualify, on a sliding scale, for many recreation programs offered for youth and children.
The Parks and Recreation Department offers a wide variety of programs for youth and children of all ages throughout the year.
While the Parks and Recreation Department works hard to stretch every dollar in providing services to the community, there is an opportunity for individual and business donations at a variety of levels. All donations made out to the City of Wayne Parks and Recreation Department in the name of the â€śWayne Parks & Recreation Foundation Program Assistance Fundâ€ť will be used to fund the unpaid portion of program registrations of eligible children (16 and under) and families.
Donations may be made through check payable to the Wayne Parks & Recreation Foundation, care of the Program Assistance Fund. Checks can me mailed to City of Wayne, Department of Parks & Recreation, 4635 Howe Road, Wayne, MI 48184.
Please call 734-721-7400 for more information.
Parks & Recreation Value Statement
The Purpose of the Parks and Recreation Department is to:
- Contribute to public health in order to enhance the physical, mental and economic well being of Wayne Citizens
- Positively impact property value through indoor and outdoor recreation, including: parks, trails, open space and the Community Center
- Maintain the City of Wayne's historic tradition of continuous investment in parks and recreation in order to protect natural resources, contribute to health care savings, assist in crime prevention and provide a place-based strategy which is attractive to residents and businesses to live, work and play