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Joseph J. Delia Jr. Park in Sterling Heights

Visitor’s Guide & Photo Gallery for Joseph J. Delia Jr Park. The 119-acre park hosts play structures, sports fields as well as picnic areas and trails.

Joseph J. Delia Jr. Park Park is located on the north side of 18 Mile Road between Dequindre and Ryan. The park includes portions of the Gibson Drain as well as a small pond.

Joseph J. Delia Jr. Park

Joseph J. Delia Jr. Park Amenities

This neighborhood park offers guests plenty of green space to explore together with picnic areas, grills, and picnic tables. Visitors can also enjoy the play structures, sports fields, and hiking trails. The sports fields offered at Joseph J. Delia Jr. Park include baseball, softball, tennis, football, soccer together with a multi-purpose field. In addition to the plethora of summer fun, the park offers a sledding hill in the winter.

Joseph J. Delia Jr. Park Playground

The park has access to the Gibson Drain as well as a small neighborhood pond. During our visit we observed a large snapping turtle, a egret, together with several other animals. As a word of caution, I would not get too close to the pond edge because it is mostly clay and very slippery.

snapping turtle

Finally, there are restroom facilities as well as water founds at this park.

Joseph J. Delia Jr. Park Overview:

Play Elements: several play structures
Swings: traditional as well as ADA swings
Surface: grass together with wood chips
Unique Features:  this park has access to a small pond
Bathrooms:  yes
Drinking Fountain: yes
Shade: none
Pavilion:  yes
Picnic Tables: yes
Grills: no
Sports Fields: Tennis court, baseball/softball diamond, football, soccer, together with a multipurpose field
Walking Trails: yes, paved & unpaved
Parking: yes, paved parking lot
Tot Play Structure: no
Fenced in: no
Seating: yes, in fact there are benches near the play structure

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