The construction 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.Construction is underway on the three new U of D Jesuit fields at Joe Louis Park and the Johnson Rec. Center. This project will double the size of our campus. The investment in this property furthers our 144-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 15 years.
The Johnson Recreation Center is expected to open in the Fall of 2021.
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