Downtown Development Authority
The Allen Park Downtown Development Authority (DDA) was formed by resolution of the Mayor and Council of the City of Allen Park in 1991. The Authority was created to halt property value deterioration within its district, to eliminate causes of that deterioration, to increase property valuation where possible, and to promote economic growth.
The DDA district is comprised of the following areas: Southfield Road; Allen Road, from the northern city limit to Englewood; Ecorse Road; Park Avenue, from Allen Road to Regina; Roosevelt Road; and Enterprise Drive, from Southfield to Outer Drive.
Since its inception, the DDA has completed many projects, including several consolidated parking lots and a major streetscape on Park Avenue.
Programs available to assist business owners include a Facade Improvement Program and Site Improvement Program. Additionally, the DDA is the proud sponsor of a Classic Car Show in June and a Fall Festival in September of each year.
The Allen Park Downtown Development Authority exists to improve the financial and physical integrity of the City’s business district. For more information, please contact the Executive Director at (313) 928-0940. The DDA is working to make Allen Park a place where you want to do business.
Visit their website at www.AllenParkDowntown.com.
Education and Library
Allen Park has always been proud of its commitment to excellence in education. Higher expectations and student achievement are at the core of all educational programs. Dedicated involvement by staff, parents, students, and the entire community has made Allen Park an excellent place to prepare for the future.
Allen Park currently has two school districts as well as a small portion at the south end of the city that is serviced by Southgate schools. Two parochial high schools and three parochial elementary schools also are available to serve our residents.
The northern portion of the city is serviced by the Melvindale-North Allen Park Public Schools, which has two elementary schools located within the city, while the Junior and Senior High Schools are located in Melvindale.
The Allen Park Public Library is located at 8100 Allen Road at the corner of Allen Road and Champaign. For further information, call the Library at (313) 381-2425. The Allen Park Public Library is a pleasant, inviting, active facility. “Come see what’s happening @ your library™!” Visit them online at www.allenparklibrary.org.
Industry and Commerce
A healthy and diverse business landscape is a vital part of Allen Park. This diversity allows for job opportunities for all types of people and helps create a well-balanced and productive workforce.
Small business owners ranging from doctors, lawyers, specialty shops and restaurants make up the heart of the business community. Ford Motor Company , Bell Tire and APAC Paper & Packaging are just a few of the nationally recognized companies that have seen the tremendous value and opportunities our city provides.
Allen Park also boasts industrial parks:
The Fairlane Business Park
Allen Park Industrial Center
As you can see, small and large businesses alike find Allen Park to be a community where they can prosper. We look forward to welcoming your business!
Parks and Recreation
The Allen Park Department of Parks and Recreation offers a wide variety of programs, activities, and facilities for Allen Park residents of all ages.
The Community Center has a full-size gymnasium, upstairs walking track and fitness area along with multi-purpose rooms to be used for a wide variety of activities.
The Frank J. Lada Arena is available for open public skating and the ice is available for rental for hockey teams and ice-skating lessons.
Athletic and competitive activities for adults and children include baseball, basketball, in-line hockey, ice hockey, soccer, tennis, swimming and men’s and women’s softball.
For senior citizens, the department has developed activity and service programs. The seniors meet five days a week to participate in a number of activities. This site serves hot lunches including meals-on-wheels for homebound residents.
Offered to seniors are bingo, cards, instructional classes, mini-trips, exercise, quilting, travel club tele-care, movies, senior swim, and a friendly place to meet. There is blood pressure testing, health screening and flu shots offered through our local hospitals several times a year. The department offers transportation service for a nominal fee.
For more recreation information, please call (313) 928-0771.
Health and Safety
Allen Park has the ability to offer excellent medical services in both the public and private sectors. The Senior Program offers many services such as blood pressure monitoring and medical literature that is updated monthly. A new community center is opening with state of the art exercise equipment and an indoor track for preventative care.
There are two major hospitals nearby, Beaumont Hospital and Medical Center (Formerly Oakwood Hospital) and Henry Ford Hospital Wyandotte that offer outstanding medical services.
Beaumont Hospital has been recognized as one of the nation’s top 100 cardiovascular hospitals. HFHW underwent a $5.8M expansion of its Intensive Care Unit, Emergency Department and Operating Facilities.
There is a wide spectrum of general practioners, internal medicine, dentists, and chiropractors to compliment the hospital care.
Allen Park also operates a Senior Citizen’s complex and Maple Heights offers senior living in their newly remodeled facility. Heartland provides both rehabilitation and assisted living.
The residents have access to nearly every specialty, 24-hour emergency care, extensive outpatient services and health education services.