Grandmont Rosedale offers activities for all ages and interests. In addition to its highly organized neighborhood associations and block clubs, a variety of other non-profit organizations make Grandmont Rosedale one of Detroit’s most active communities.
The Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation (GRDC) is a non-profit, community based organization dedicated to preserving and revitalizing the Grandmont Rosedale communities of northwest Detroit. GRDC serves as a coalition of the five Grandmont Rosedale neighborhoods and organizes a wide range of community improvement programs designed to help the community prosper as a place to live, work and play.
GRDC’s comprehensive approach to neighborhood stabilization uses strategies such as purchasing and renovating vacant homes, providing home repair grants and loans to low-income homeowners, organizing residents to combat blight, and marketing and promoting the neighborhood to new homebuyers.
Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation
19800 Grand River
Detroit, MI 48223
To receive a weekly eblast about GRDC and Grandmont Rosedale events, email your request to our Administrative Assistant Jocelyn Moss: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can “like” GRDC on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GrandmontRosedaleDevelopment/
A GRDC initiative, the Grand River WorkPlace is a co-working space located at 19120 Grand River. WorkPlace members share wifi, copying costs, and co-working space. Members can lease a small office, mailbox, and have access to two conference rooms and the large co-working space for events. The WorkPlace also features a pop-up retail space for businesses interesting in a temporary retail space in a growing business community.
For more information about the WorkPlace, contact GRDC’s Economic Development Manager Ian Watts at email@example.com or our Economic Development Specialist BrieAnn Bell at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also give them a call at 313.387.4732, ext. 118. To learn more about the WorkPlace, visit the website at http://www.grandriverworkplace.com/en.
You can also “like” the Grand River WorkPlace on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GrandRiverWorkPlace/
The Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market is a GRDC initiative. For over 15 years, the Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market has been bringing local, fresh produce to residents in Grandmont Rosedale and surrounding communities. The Market is held every Thursday from 3 – 7 pm from early June through mid-October just outside the North Rosedale Park Community House, 18445 Scarsdale. For more information about the Market, contact Community Engagement Manager and Market Manager Kitty Yarbrough at email@example.com or call 313.387.4732, ext. 103.
You can “like” the Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market on Facebook: www.facebook.com/nwdetroitfarmersmarket/.
The Grandmont Rosedale Community Garden was founded in 2009 by a group of dedicated neighborhood residents. Once a vacant lot, the property now boasts an 18-raised bed vegetable and herb garden. The garden is located on the corner of Archdale and Grand River, behind White Castle and Bushnell Congregational Church, and is regularly maintained and harvested by 15-25 neighborhood residents. Produce from the community garden is divided up among the gardeners. Everyone is eligible to participate, from complete novices to master gardeners.
To get involved, contact resident volunteer Pam Weinstein at firstname.lastname@example.org.
West side Detroit residents can sign up for curbside recycling by calling ADVANCED Disposal at 1.844.233.8764 or email DetroitMIResidential@AdvancedDisposal.com.
Materials accepted include newspapers, office paper, clear and brown glass jars, tin cans, aluminum, brass or copper, #1 – #7 plastics, cardboard (corrugated and brown or gray interiors) . For more information, call 313.938.1133.
Check out Recycle Here for another good option for your recycling needs.
Open to boys and girls ages 3-16, the league is an official Little League affiliate, and is an all-volunteer effort. The season runs from mid-April through late June; Opening Day is usually the last Saturday in April. Games are played at local fields. Registration usually is held on the first two Saturdays in February.
All parents or guardians of players are expected to volunteer to help in some way—such as managing or coaching a team, preparing fields, raising funds, distributing uniforms, or selling concessions.
The four divisions in Rosedale-Grandmont Little League are listed below:
T-Ball, for 3-4 year old girls and boys
Coach-pitch, for 5-6 year old boys and girls
Baseball for 7-16 year old boys and girls
Softball for 9-16 year old girls
Visit www.rosedalegrandmontbaseball.org to register. Email your questions to email@example.com. You can also “like” Rosedale Grandmont Baseball on Facebook: www.facebook.com/RosedaleGrandmont/
Rosedale Soccer League is an instructional/recreational soccer league supported by the area neighborhood associations. Open to boys and girls aged 4-17 years old, Rosedale Soccer’s season usually runs from the first week of August through the end of September. All teams are co-ed and all games are played at North Rosedale Park.
Registration forms and information can be found at www.rosedalesoccerleague.org
Rosedale Soccer is a volunteer-run organization and all parents and guardians of players are expected to pitch in and help in some way. Volunteer roles range from coach to field prep to snack coordinator.
Each player must have a league uniform. We use the same uniforms each season, so it is not mandatory to purchase a new uniform each season. A complete uniform consists of a jersey, shorts and socks. Players must also have soccer cleats, a ball and shin guards. These items are not supplied by the league and must be purchased prior to the first game.
Age groups are as follows:
|Age Groups||Ball Size||Game Day|
|4/5 year olds||3||Monday evening|
|6/7 year olds||4||Saturday morning|
|8/9 year olds||4||Saturday morning|
|10/12 year olds||5||Saturday afternoon|
|13/17 year olds||5||Saturday afternoon|
If you need more information or need assistance please contact Debbie Lowery at 313-712-9934 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Park Players is Detroit’s oldest community theatre group and have been presenting theatrical productions without interruption since the early 1950s.
The Park Players include actors, stagehands, set designers, set constructors, costumers, makeup artists, musicians, and theatre lovers. New members are always welcome, young or old. Neighborhood residency is not required, and members come from all over the Metro Detroit.
The group produces dramas, comedies and musicals. Recent productions include Palmer Park, The Laramie Project, Dead Man Walking, The Wiz, To Kill A Mockingbird, Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, Moon Over Buffalo, Smoky Joe’s Café, Ragtime, and One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
For tickets and information call (313) 835-1103 or visit www.parkplayers.org.
You can also “like” The Park Players on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ParkPlayersDetroit/
Grandmont Rosedale also has a variety of task forces in place to help keep the Grandmont Rosedale community a great place to live, work and play.
GRDC participates is several beautification initiatives throughout the year. The goal of this task force is to help keep the Grandmont Rosedale community looking beautiful through landscaping, flower-planting, art installation, and maintenance of public spaces. For more information about upcoming beautification projects, contact GRDC’s Community Engagement Manager Kitty Yarbrough, at 313.387.4732, ext. 103 or email@example.com.
You can also “like” GRDC on Facebook where we regularly announce upcoming beautification projects: www.facebook.com/GrandmontRosedaleDevelopment/.
The Crime Prevention Task Force is a GRDC initiative. This group of volunteer residents organizes monthly Neighborhood Safety Meetings to bring together residents and law enforcement officials, helping area residents to keep informed about crime prevention methods and practices. For more information, contact GRDC’s Community Engagement Manager, Kitty Yarbrough, at 313.387.4732, ext. 103 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Suspicious Vehicles Roster and Guide 2013
Crime Tip 3/3 Car: Jacking Prevention
Crime Tip 3/11: Join Radio Patrol
Crime Tip 3/19: Warm Weather Safety
Crime Tip 3/26: Non-lethal Personal Security
Crime Tip 4/2: 911 Call Center Tour
Crime Tip 4/23: Sexual Assault Domestic Violence Awareness Workshop
Crime Tip 5/7: Car Jacking Prevention Tips
Crime Tip 5/14: 911 Call Center Buffet
Crime Tip 5/21: Keep Your House Safe While Traveling
Crime Tip 5/28: Get to Know Your Neighbor
Crime Tip 6/4: Join Your Local Radio Patrol Group
Crime Tip 6/11: Keeping Your Children Safe
Crime Tip 6/18: Leave the Light On!
Crime Tip 6/25: How to Report Suspicious Persons
Crime Tip 7/2: Know Your Neighborhood Police Officer (NPO)
Crime Tip 7/9: Attend the Radio Patrol Workshop
Crime Tip 7/16: Attend the Radio Patrol Workshop
Crime Tip 7/30: Keep Your Home Safe While Traveling
Crime Tip 8/5: Free Auto VIN Etching Available at Farmers’ Market
Crime Tip 8/13: Free Auto VIN Etching Available at Farmers’ Market
Crime Tip 8/27: Back to School Safety
Crime Tip 9/3: Protect Your Car from Theft
Crime Tip 9/10: Campus Safety
Crime Tip 9/17: Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED)
Crime Tip 9/24: Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED)
Crime Tip 10/1: Domestic Violence Awareness
Crime Tip 10/15: How to Report Suspicious Persons, Vehicles, Situations
Crime Tip 10/22: GRDC Community Programs to Support Angel Night Volunteers
Crime Tip 11/4: Checking Detroit’s Property Status to Prevent Fraud and Squatters
Crime Tip 11/12: How to Check Status of Property on Your Block
Crime Tip 11/19: Welcome New Captain at 8th Precinct
Crime Tip 11/26: How to Reduce Car Theft Related Issues
Crime Tip 12/3: Beware of Thieves – Old Thieves with a New Twist
Crime Tip 12/17: Holiday Crime Prevention Safety Factsheet
The Vacant Property Task Force (VPTF) is a GRDC initiative. This hard-working group of resident-volunteers tracks ownership of vacant properties, advocating for demolition of dangerous buildings, ensuring maintenance of abandoned structures, and sharing information and resources about foreclosure prevention. For more information, contact Community Engagement Manager Kitty Yarbrough at 313.387.4732, ext. 103 or email@example.com