Detroit Parks and Recreation seeks new vendors for community events

The department is hosting four sessions in February to get Detroit business owners signed up to be vendors for the city.

people ordering at food trucks on a sunny day

People order from and wait for food from multiple food trucks on Wednesday, June 22, in Downtown Detroit.

The Detroit Parks & Recreation department is expanding what it offers to its residents. They’re bringing back old favorites while adding new programs to attract a wide range of residents.

green and yellow flyer for Detroit Parks and Recreation's Vendor Recruitment Fairs, 2023
Detroit Parks and Recreation is hosting four Vendor Recruitment Fairs throughout February.


Last year, the department’s Fall and Winter Fests highlighted local businesses and brought the community together with leaders and family-friendly events in the neighborhoods.

Jasmine Barnes is chief of policy and engagement for the Parks & Rec. General Services Department. She says she believes all city residents deserve access to community spaces.

“It’s a department-wide initiative to make sure recreation is accessible to Detroiters within their neighborhood and we’re super excited for this movement.”

The department isn’t slowing down anytime soon. This year, they are hosting four sessions to get Detroit business owners signed up to be vendors for the city. Upcoming Vendor Recruitment Fairs will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 7, Thursday, Feb. 16 and Tuesday, Feb. 21.

There are also several other events planned through the year, including an America’s Got Talent-style talent search.

For more information, visit the Detroit Parks & Recreation website.

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  • Tia Graham
    Tia Graham is a reporter and Weekend Edition Host for 101.9 WDET. She graduated from Michigan State University where she had the unique privilege of covering former President Barack Obama and his trip to Lansing in 2014.