Dad Butler Playfield is a Boundless accessible playground where children of all abilities can visit and have fun for hours. The park is located at 2034 East Eight Mile Road in Detroit. This location is on the south side of 8 Mile Road, east of Dequindre. Park hours are from 7 am to 10 pm.
Dad Butler Playfield
The Dad Butler Playfield is an 8,000 square foot, barrier-free play area. The playground has climbing structures with slides and swings with a combination of wood chips and rubber surface. Additionally, the park is home to soccer fields, baseball diamonds, and a picnic area. Other amenities include bike racks, picnic tables, trash receptacles, and park benches. There are no restroom facilities at this park.
Dad Butler Playfield was built in 2005 with the help of Boundless Playgrounds. The playspace borders both Hazel Park and Warren to the north. For this reason, the park is an ideal location for local communities to connect. Boundless Playgrounds is a non-profit organization whose mission is to create a truly accessible and integrated playground within reach of every child. Furthermore, their goal is to help communities create inclusive playgrounds where children with and without disabilities can play and learn together.
The park hosts two main play structures, one for older children and another designed for toddlers. In addition to the play structures, the playground includes other fun elements. For example, visitors will enjoy monkey bars, musical components, see-saw, stepping stones, rock wall, tire swing, dramatic play elements, ramps, a variety of climbing elements, and much more.
The park was named after Michael Herbert “Dad” Butler, an incredible athlete who served as the President of the Detroit Parks and Recreation Commission in the 1950’s.
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