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Jesuits, Joe Louis Park, & Johnson Recreation Center

Our Vision

The project name is J3, which stands for Jesuits, Joe Louis, and Johnson – a testimonial to the mission of the Jesuits united with the heritage of the neighborhood.

U of D Jesuit has completed the purchase of Joe Louis Park and the Johnson Rec. Center, which will double the size of our campus. The investment in this property furthers our 143-year commitment to Detroit and the tradition of Jesuit education.

Our commitment does not end there. This $7.5 million dollar development will enhance our students’ experience by virtue of high-quality athletic facilities and year-round community service opportunities, such as summer camps, science camps, and tutoring. Additionally, our neighbors will benefit from the greatly enhanced park space and the revitalized recreation center, which has been shuttered for the past 14 years.

Depending on the weather, work on the fields will begin early this summer with a completion date scheduled for spring 2021. Work on the recreation center will start this summer with an anticipated completion date of late summer 2021.



NEWS

SALE OF JOE LOUIS PARK & JOHNSON REC. CENTER IS FINALIZED.

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Detroit News: U of D Jesuit board OKs buying shuttered Detroit rec center.

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Detroit Mayor's Office: U of D Jesuit to Purchase and Renovate Vacant Johnson Recreation Center, Provide Community Access and Benefits.

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Detroit News: Detroit council approves sale of Johnson Recreation Center to U of D Jesuit.

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U of D Jesuit to Purchase and Renovate Vacant Johnson Recreation Center.

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Want to learn more about the J3 Project?

Contact the U of D Jesuit Advancement Office at 313-927-2347 or David.Gumbel@UofDJesuit.org



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