Adult Intro to Spanish — Thursdays | 5:00PM-6:00PM
Have you always wanted to learn another language? Come and join the community and our Director for our Introductory Course that offers some basic tools to get you started. The class is held on Mondays & Thursdays from 5:00PM-6:00PM. You may choose to join either day of the week. This is an opportunity to learn from a university instructor at no cost! Don't miss this opportunity as space may be limited.
Adult Group Fitness — Saturdays 8:00 - 9:00
In partnership with Fit 4 Life Health & Wellness, LLC., the Johnson Recreation Center is offering a 12 Week Group Fitness program that focuses on a variety of fitness levels to help participants build strength, flexibility, balance, endurance and much more!! Classes run on Saturdays from 8:00AM - 9:00AM
Register today by completing the electronic registration form online!
Ballroom Dance — Thursdays | 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Come and join us on Thursday nights from 7-9PM at the Johnson Recreation Center for an evening of ballroom dancing. Whether you're a beginner or a novice, this class is a total blast! Sign up on the link below!
Adult Yoga — Wednesdays | 6:30PM - 7:30PM
Yoga is the relationship that is built between the body, the mind, and the breath. Yoga is creating space free from obstacles in your own body to live. In partnership Terri Gibbons, the Johnson Recreation Center is providing a space to help others find this release so they can comfortably and competently move their bodies through life. Yoga classes are held on Wednesdays and resume on September 6.
Adult Education Program — Open Enrollment
In partnership with the St. Vincent Sarah and Fisher Center, the U of D Jesuit Johnson Recreation Center is offering Adult Education Programs on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at the North Center Campus known as Johnson Recreation Center. New enrollment intake is held during the hours listed.
Are you interested in learning more? Please complete the electronic inquiry form online!
Join the Johnson Community today!
We welcome the community to join us in the re-opening of the historic Johnson Recreation Center. The new Performance, Athletics, Recreation Campus includes three fields on Joe Louis Park, and the 34,000 sq. ft. Johnson Recreation Center. The center provides large spaces for athletics, retreats, academic support programs, and community youth tutoring initiatives. Additionally, the center will be offering a variety of community activities and events throughout the calendar year.
Registration will be required for attendance to most events. Becoming a member is the first step of the process. Simply complete the online form(s) listed below and that's it! As events are scheduled, they will be posted below in the "Upcoming Events" section of the site.
Facility Usage Agreement — Release & Indemnity Agreement
All guests must complete a Facility Usage Agreement Form prior to entering the property. Please fill out both sections of this form to complete the facility use process for adults. This form is to be completed only by applicants over the age of 18. You may access the form by clicking the following link.
Coming Soon! Arts & Crafts activities for all ages in the new Arts & Crafts Community Room at Johnson Recreation Center.
Coming Soon! Brush up on your computer skills in the new Computer Community Room at Johnson Recreation Center.
Coming Soon! Host your community group in the new Multipurpose Community Room or other other Meeting Rooms at Johnson Recreation Center.
Outdoor Basketball Court
The outdoor basketball court is open from dawn to dusk for public use unless reserved for a Special Event.
Joe Louis Park Playground
PlayGround is open from dawn to dusk for use unless reserved for a Special Event.
The grass fields will open for use after August 15. This is to ensure the new sod takes root. Use of the grass fields is STRICTLY PROHIBITED until after August 15.
New full-size basketball court at
Johnson Recreation Center
Want more information about having an event at Johnson Recreation Center?
We are excited to announce that we are now accepting requests for space rental at the facility.
Submit an event request form to book space at the newly renovated U of D Jesuit Johnson Recreation Center at Joe Louis Park.
Hours of Operation:
Weekdays —10:00 - 3:00
Weekends — Closed
Recreation Center Campus Address:
U of D Jesuit Johnson Recreation Center
8550 Chippewa Ave.
Detroit, MI 48221
Main Campus Address:
U of D Jesuit High School & Academy
8400 S. Cambridge Ave.
Detroit, MI 48221