The Palmer Park Handball Courts, commissioned in 1950, hosted many national handball championships and racquetball matches including the U.S. Handball Association National Three-Wall Championship from 1950-1972. The refurbished facility will allow great play, but will also provide a place for current handball and racquetball players to "play the game forward." Workshops for young Detroiters will introduce them to a game that builds skills and character.
Funds were raised for painting, tuck-pointing, sports fence, court surface refinishing, and area beautification and the City of Detroit and People for Palmer Park lent their support
On Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:00pm, we are holding an opening celebration/press conference to announce the restoration of the Palmer Park Handball Courts. There will be handball demonstrations, refreshments, and hopefully have some young people to teach.
ALL ARE INVITED!
Parking will be located near the SE entrance of the park, in the Chess Row lot. No parking will be allowed next to the courts themselves. Look for signs.