Culture & Recreation
The Romulus Parks and Recreation Department maintains four community/neighborhood parks throughout the City for the enjoyment of our residents. Parks are available for rental for private events and include the following amenities: 5 full-size basketball courts, 2 dog park areas with canine exercise equipment, 2 softball/baseball fields, horseshoe pits, archery range, sand volleyball court, and multiple playscapes, barbeque grills, and picnic pavilions. Recreational offerings are always being added and include a wide variety such as youth and adult softball, soccer, golf, dance, Zumba, tai chi, chess, and annual events such as the Mother/Son and Daddy/Daughter Dances.
Community Parks & Events
In addition, the Romulus Downtown Development Authority (DDA) maintains two parks in the downtown area. The community park features permanent restroom facilities with running water, playscapes, barbeque grills, a large pavilion, and a roller/ice hockey rink. The other park, the Romulus Historical Park, is the highlight of our cultural center. The Romulus Historical Park is the site of The Romulus Historical Museum which includes the town's original one-room schoolhouse built in 1839, a restored house of one of the City's earliest residents built in 1855, and other historical artifacts such as a railroad freight house, caboose, and windmill.
These buildings, in addition to the City's largest pavilion, hosts some of the community's most cherished events including the City Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch with the Bunny, Sounds in Downtown Summer Concert Series, free Movies in the Park, Fall Family Fun Festival and Scarecrow Contest, Pumpkin Festival, City Christmas Tree Lighting and Dinner with Santa. These events are sponsored by either, or both, the Romulus Community Services Department and the DDA.
The City has a premier 88,000 square feet Athletic Center, which consists of an aquatic center with a splash pool, lazy river, and hot tub, fitness area, basketball courts, and banquet facility. It is membership-based with approximately 10,000 members and offers programming for all ages.
Senior Services Center
The City also has a beautiful Senior Services Center for its residents as well. The Senior Center has an on-site commercial kitchen and rooms to hold up to 120 people for special events and is available for private rentals. There is also a fitness center room, walking path, and outdoor Senior Community Gardens. The Senior Center is open throughout the week with services, events, activities, and meals served every day for residents and visitors aged 55 and older.