"Recreation doesn't cost - it pays." This philosophy is reflected in Dearborn's highly developed system of neighborhood parks, recreational facilities, and services. People of all ages can find recreational activities to suit their tastes and needs.
Residents may choose from 35 parks totaling over 300 acres, varying in size from tot lots of under an acre to multi-use sites of 20 to 40 acres. There are eight neighborhood outdoor pools, including a three-pool complex with a 50-meter pool and separate diving and training pools.
City parks boast eight jogging tracks, 16 regulation ball diamonds (10 lighted), 36 "pick-up" diamonds, 29 tennis courts (23 lighted), 13 volleyball courts, 11 soccer fields, 2 handball courts, 2 football fields, and many sledding hills, ice rinks, playground areas, picnic sites, and shelters. The Recreation Department also uses 12 public school buildings for it's winter Community Center programs and sports leagues, and operates it's own public golf course.
Dearborn residents of all ages enjoy programs ranging from tot swim and exercise activity to an extremely active senior citizen program. There are 29 locations for supervised summer playground activities and 35 senior citizen clubs.
Group activities include sports leagues and tournaments, card clubs for bridge and pinochle players, choral groups, theater, orchestral and band ensembles, jazz bands, and a figure skating club. Instruction is offered in swimming, basketball, wrestling, gymnastics, dance, acting, music, karate, ice skating, roller skating, aerobics, and crafts. New classes are offered as interest develops.
In addition to it's "in-town" activities, the Dearborn Recreation Department runs a 626-acre facility near Milford, about 35 miles from Dearborn.
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