The east side's Chandler Park is getting a new $14 million amenity for the community. Earlier this week, the city broke ground on a new sports dome, set to open next year.
The 130,000-square-foot fieldhouse is funded through the American Rescue Plan Act. The new dome will allow the community to participate in sports activities all year. The city worked with the community to develop plans for the new facility. According to a news release from the city, it will include:
- Multi-use court for basketball, volleyball, and pickleball
- Football field and track for various sports, including our popular Soccer in the D programming
- Multi-purpose rooms for community activities
- Administrative spaces onsite to provide efficient management
- Shower rooms and inclusive bathrooms for residents
- 200+ space parking lot with bio-swales for sustainable stormwater management
"The Chandler Park Fieldhouse will be a tremendous asset to Detroit's athletic/sports community and is a welcomed addition to District 4," said Councilmember Latisha Johnson. "It is also a step towards filling the lack of recreational facilities in District 4, where our residents will soon enjoy year-round access to a fantastic venue to view and participate in various sports and recreational activities."
The city's Construction & Demolition Department is leading the project, with help from Detroit-based contractor L.S. Brinker.
The city has invested in many parks around Detroit in the past few years with ARPA funds. Up next, the city is planning an expansion of the Farwell Rec Center and renovation of the Dexter-Elmhurst Rec Center.