For training purposes only. The information might be wrong or outdated. See the Official Website here.
September 25, 2022
12:00 pm -4:00 pm
We help keep Detroit beautiful.
The General Services Department helps to make the City of Detroit a clean, safe and vibrant place. We are in charge of the City’s vehicle fleet, forestry services, vacant lot maintenance, city-owned building maintenance, and park and recreation center planning, design, improvements, and programming. We directly operate or partner in the maintenance and improvement of 310 public parks and 18 recreation centers, and are working to ensure every resident has accessible opportunities for recreation within walking distance of their home.
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Detroit Next Gen is a non-paid Mentorship, Leadership, and Public Service Internship program offered through the City of Detroit General Services Department to enhance youth and young adult engagement and participation in policy making, community service, and government operations. The majority of participants are top students from local universities and Top Colleges and Universities across the country. Participants work in various divisions creating media strategies, developing media content such as photo, videos, flyers and social media content, managing marketing campaigns, assisting with the management of various departmental operations, evaluating departmental procedures and policies and coordinating events to increase outreach to (1) maximize Detroit resident engagement with the department (2) enhance equity and opportunity for Detroit residents in the areas of employment and contracts within the Department.
Adopt-A-Park FAQs PDF Document
Information and performance measures details how the General Services Department supports quality efforts of City Departments.
For attaching to the Asset Improvement Request
For attaching to the Asset Improvement Request
Information on Parks & Recreation Division on Operational Changes In Response To COVID-19
Agency presentations prepared for The City of Detroit’s 24th Annual Public Budget Meeting, hosted virtually, via Zoom, on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 5:30pm.
Detroit Animal Control is a division of the General Services Department authorized to administer and enforce the provisions of Chapter 6 of the 2019 Detroit City Code.
CIty Walls Public Art Program
City of Detroit seek artists to paint municipal art installations
CIty of Detroit teams up with 3 artist to paint viaducts.
City Walls Blight Abatement Residency Program
After renovating 40 neighborhood parks the General Services Department and City Walls program are embarking on a mission to paint community driven murals on adjacent walls to our new parks.
Hand painted signs are such a large part of the rich entrepreneurial spirit of the City of Detroit that The City of Detroit’s General Services Department has partnered with the Detroit Economic Gro
City Walls Ticketed Properties
View the City Walls Gallery
Information on Free Dumping for Detroiters
Vacant Lot Cutting Schedule
The Joe Louis Greenway is a recreational pathway that will unify Detroit’s neighborhoods, people and parks. Through this greenway, we strive to honor Joe Louis by providing equitable spaces through arts, programming, and economic opportunities for all.
The JLG Interactive Map
Upcoming Public Meetings - Joe Louis Greenway
Phase 1 Construction Update
Phase 1 Design and Groundbreaking
Framework Plan information
JLG Citizen Advisory Council
Priority is being given to fallen trees that are blocking streets or on top of homes and vehicles. The City’s forestry crews will focus on trees that were rooted on city property or blocking streets and sidewalks.
As part of Mayor's Duggan's 10 point plan to improve the quality of life for the residents of the City of Detroit, the General Services Department is leading the way in planting 10,000 trees across the 7 Districts of the City. We need your help in reaching our goal of planting 1,500 trees this Spring! Just as you assisted us with the success of the Board Up Brigade, we are asking for your assistance once again, in identifying tree planting locations in your respective communities. We need you on our Tree Planting Brigade!
The Office of Sustainability’s (OoS) mission is to create healthy, green, vibrant, accessible neighborhoods where all Detroiters can contribute and benefit
About the Office of Sustainability
Learn about and get involved in the Detroit Climate Strategy
Enroll your building in the Detroit Energy Challenge TODAY!
Explore the solar potential for your home or business.
Reduce E-waste & Support Detroit's Community by Pledging Your Unwanted Technology
Find out more about starting a business using open land
The Stormwater Hub is LIVE!
City of Detroit Earth Week 2021
The Detroit Sustainability Action Agenda was released in Summer 2019 as the result of a year-long process involving community engagement, interdepartmental collaboration, and research