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The City of Dearborn and Mayor Abdullah H. Hammoud today announced plans for extensive renovations to the City’s Ford Community and Performing Arts Center fitness facilities. Renovations will begin at the Center, 15801 Michigan Ave, in August 2024. 

Renovations involve both equipment and design improvements, as well as facility and operational upgrades. Improvements include adding new fitness equipment, upgraded flooring and lighting, as well as the installation of a new boiler, and a new section of roof.

Mayor Abdullah H. Hammoud stated, “These renovations mark another significant stride in our ongoing efforts to enhance City infrastructure and services. The renovations that will be made at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center this summer will usher in substantial improvements to this beloved community space. I am excited to see this project come to life.”

The investment in The Center will repurpose the current design of the building, with updates and additions, including the installation of the following upgrades: 

  • New lighting
  • New lockers
  • New drinking fountains and bottle-filling stations
  • New flooring 
  • New larger TVs
  • New exercise equipment and circuit training options on the second floor
  • A new cafe in the main lobby with healthy options for patrons, operated by an outside vendor. 

Director of Parks and Recreation Sean Fletcher added, “We are thrilled to invest in the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, and look forward to making these necessary improvements to enhance the recreation experience of our members and patrons.”

City staff will continue to provide additional information to all Center members regarding the status of the project and closure dates ahead of the start of construction.

For updates, visit DearbornFordCenter.com or follow @FordCommunityPerformingArtsCenter on social media.