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Fall Fun in Palmer Park

The People for Palmer Park Harvest Festival will take place from 1 to 4 p.m., October 8, in Palmer Park, with dance, music, storytelling, art-making, pumpkin picking and harvest-related foods. Masks and social distancing are strongly encouraged. The event takes place near the Palmer Park Splash Park and playground on Merrill Plaisance near Pontchartrain, between McNichols and Seven Mile Road, west of Woodward Avenue.

            Highlights include apples from the Palmer Park orchard; a pumpkin patch; donuts and cider; a corn on the cob roast; games, arts and crafts; Huron Clinton Metropark mobile learning center with hands-on fun; guided nature walks to explore Witherell Woods; performances of The Last Unicorn; the read-in-color program through the Little Free Library; author Barbara Allen, a sixth-generation descendent of abolitionist and suffragist Sojourner Truth reading from her new children’s book, Remembering Great-Grandma; and more.

            People for Palmer Park is an organization of individuals committed to preservation, recreation and revitalization for Palmer Park in Detroit, for the good of all.

Location: 910 Merrill Plaisance St., Detroit. Parking is available at the Splash Park parking lot. For more information, call 313-757-2751, email [email protected] or visit