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I have been a member of the NWAC health club for about six years. I love the facilities and fin the staff very friendly and helpful. The senior citizens rates are the best I have seen. I just renewed for another year. Also. I have attended events at the facility and found them to be very good. Highly recommended. Henry McKee, McKee Assoc. LLC.
The best community center in Detroit! This place has a ballroom, theater, gym and swimming pool. In addition, it is a great place to rent a room for any type of party (birthday, shower, graduation). They have rooms of all sizes and the place is well maintained.
Cool gym. Excellent group fitness classes and a wobderful fitness coach by the name of Rozzell! They also have zumba and a beautiful reception hall inside. There's a small police station and a Michigan Works office there as well!
People who work there are nice and helpful. Everything was clean. I didn't know how big the center actually was. Would definitely recommend you any and everyone.
Great family atmosphere awesome cool great job
Love the different activities
This is s great venue to host weddings, seminars etc. I just saw a fashion show entitled "This Girl is On Fire"
Michigan Works is also housed within this building.
Great space to work out, has a pool. They also run other non profits out of the space. A lot of resource connection. Hours are a little funky though.
Don't expect to take a hot shower while at the facility. The ladies showers have
not had HOT WATER for over TWO MONTHS and the steam-room is not available for use. I find the health facility hours of operation inconvenient.
Neighborhood staple. Positive beacon of light in the west side. Love this place. There's always something positive happening here.
I am a new member and I am enjoying the center ,however I would like to see 6am workout class.
Has various activities for all age groups. May also be used for private functions.
A lot of helpful resources
Good place for kids
Staff is awesome, respectful and courteous the building was clean and the equipment was top-notch
So many things going on! Martial Arts classes. Theater. Rental space for baby showers, 🎓 party. Computer ed. Just a lot going on! Plus a mini police station! I love it!!
2months in Working Out 3/4 times a week... Low,Stretch & Core WORKOUT! Ms. Valerie is The Bomb 💣
Staple in the community, decent venue for events. And there's a bank in there now too, so there's that.
I joined bc my goal is to get healthier this year. They have an awesome workout/weight room. The staff is always helpful and professional. The locker room and swimming pool are always clean and they even have a sauna here.
Also, included in the membership are aerobics and stretching classes. Ms. Valerie and Mr. Rozzel are both wonderful instructors. It makes me actually ENJOY coming here to sweat and get my exercise. All my free time is spent here! 🙂
Nice and quiet. Pretty big but they will help you at the front desk. Nice place
Been here a couple times, both for family events. Very nice place for receptions and the like.
Its very helpful to the community... It has activities for children for the summer and you can also pay your DTE bill there with the kiosk. It has your employment resources ready and available you can fax for free and adults can get their ballroom exercise on. I Love It.. Detroit...Keep up the GREAT JOB.
It has been around for decades and is still going strong providing services to the community. I was there for a 60th birthday party.
Great place in the heart off Detroit, Event Hall. Pasty Gee 90th Birthday Celebration, Imagingtech Photography.
This place is very nice and clean. It has a lot of different things to offer. Check it out!
I love it because i get in and pay my bills worry free can come in on Sunday if I have to at 7:30 or just before closing I like that don't have to go downtown anymore paying for parking standing on a long lines dont have to do that anymore they need more locations I ues it for all my bills it's Great
This community center had a variety of rooms and a stage for any event.I have attended a stage play, women's event and baby shower etc.
NORTHWEST ACTIVITIES CENTER has been and remains one of the most stable and committed institutions on the Northwest side of Detroit. There's a wide array of activities for just about every age range. Everything from resume building, job searching, banking and even swimming and recreational sports!
Parking lot is convenient. Activities offered are great. Building well I kept. People & staffing good.
Family fun is to be had here. A great place to celebrate a birthday party for children.
I love northwest it has different activities employees are nice and funny my mom works there and she showed me around and I love it
Very fast afficient on top environment this place here helps who ever are willing be guided and helped but you have to want it for your self because nobody is going to want something for you more than you want for you. The secret is if they see you are self motivated they are more motivated to help you.
Bestess fun in a while. Love my Family man. We Black girls rock.
I had my reception here last September 2. The grand ball room is very spacious. Had a guest list of 200 and it was perfect. Very reasonable prices. Check them out.
Very neighborhood and city oriented. Very friendly staff and visitors. Theres a lot of activities daily. A great activity center in northwest Detroit!!
Absolutely terrible service. The management called our staff racial slurs and cancelled our event 10 minutes before it began! We had over 100 people in the facility for a free community event and they said that they did like a free karate class for the children so they call the police and forced everyone to leave. Mind you we paid $200 for a 1 hour slot in a medium size room, and they had the nerve to still the nerve to tell us they were going to hold our money! Do not go here!
Great place for recreation. They offer a lot of different programs for fitness. The place stays clean and the staff is always there to help. The Paul Roberson theater is must visit. They are bringing community theater back! The added bonus of the Michigan Works facility and being able to pay your utilities is awesome! And other educational programs are available as well. Awesome place!
The people there were helpful but the clients were so I was where to use the kiosk machine in the people didn't know what they were doing so besides that it was fair
It's simply the best in many ways. I go especially for National Conference of Artist exhibits and events.
I've only been there once so I really can't grade it. It looks nice on the inside an it it looks like it has alot of things going on.
Went to see the play 'Plant Life' which was very entertaining. The Northwest Activity Center has always been a family place. Keep up the good work
Great place for... job searching..resume building with employment solutions, or skills training programs..
Also Operation Hope..along with other resources posted in the hallway..
Activities for children and elders
Very convenient. Friendly staff. Plenty of space for various types of parties.
The civil rights and union function there was informative!! The work of the Unions and the Civil Rights movement are amazing!!! We all need to support both of these causes.
The speakers, who made presentations, were well prepared and they all kept my interest.
The keynote speaker, Rev. Anthony, made a brilliant speech and presentation!!! My suggestion would be ...because the sound system was so very good, especially for the amount of space...it would have been great to reduce the volume some what.
Lynn Marie was talented, entertaining and informative.
The caterers at this function were excellent. They even offered some delicious vegetarian food options!! Thank you very much for that!
Even the lavatory in the facility was impressive - it had lots of room...it looked new.
I hope to attend other functions there.
Nice location for a birthday party... Been to three so far.. quiet area, great security..
My wife Janeice Black Haynes gave a African American Black Authors Book Expo there February 25th 2017 and 2018 Great turnout. The staff did a great job getting the ballroom together for us. Next Book Expo there is June 16th. Don't miss it.
Despite of all the resourceful places that aren't available in the city of Detroit. NWAC is still an option for the northwest Detroit community. It houses resources for the whole family. I was able to go and fax some documents, I've rented a room for a birthday party, and engaged in an exercise class. However, there are tons of other activities and resources available to residents.
Nice place to host events, they have various rooms with different sizes; give dance recitals in there nice auditorium. Nice basketball court. Good place for family fun
I go there for Zumba 😍😍😍😍 it! The staff is nice. The rooms are big. They have a room probably every size. Great activities for all ages literally. Overall good place to have something.
We were invited to speak about health and wellness to two groups of senior citizens at the Northwest Activities Center. They asked several great questions about how to be healthier, how to have less pain, how to control high blood pressure, and better manage diabetes. I love speaking at these events because it’s an opportunity to help people achieve their health goals. As for the building, clean, nice, easy to access from the parking lot. Large parking lot that was mostly filled at the time of the event. There was also a mobile food pantry at the time that I went, and I think it’s a monthly amenity.
Wild Game Annual Dinner. Great venue, excellent table set-up, kitchen for food prep and cooking and serving. Just the right space for event.
Was there for a baby shower couldn't stay cause I was on my way to work....Yet this is the gift my Wife made for the baby boy!!!!!! Great location as well as clean n friendly people.
Had a great time at Robin's Retirement Party at the Northwest Activity Center. Only downfall was the air was not high enough for the size of the room. When I first got there it almost felt as though there was no air.
The bathroom was nice and clean, and the building is nice and clean. Nice place to have an event.
I attended a wedding here and as a kid my mom worked here and I had swimming lessons here. From then to today, clean building, great staff, I'm considering my wedding reception or baby show here as well. It's a gem in our community.
This is a great place in the community. They offer everything from classes to paying your bills..
Types of neat and clean it has all kind of activities going on down there baby showers art and craft today there was not a play but normally there a play going on down there
Thank you Gail Carr director for going above and beyond to accommodate our wedding reception on Friday August 3, 2018, I'm sure you'll never forget our 315 guest it held. It's a small world to know you knew my mom Mae Howard and my family Gerri Dewberry. Well until next time be blessed and once again thank you.
It's has some convient amenities but the cost for a pass or membership is much to high. Butzel is a fraction of the price. When I was a kid I could go there free after school. I' am not sure if they still offer this perk
A safe place to pay your bills a lot of activities for people to get together and get in shape. A good source of information for the community by friendly people.
My cousin decked the room beautifully. It's all in HOW your space is decorated. The NWAC is a Detroit gem and should stay alive through hosting events here.
I love northwest activity center I was all robots instructor there, many years ago and my heart will always be would know where this activity center.
Always a joy to be here with family and friends. I had my baby shower here last year and this year I was invited to a Christmas party. Had a blast both times. This place is huge, it is always something going on. Rooms are available to rent for any gathering.
Spoke with Deborah, Ms. Carr and Tyrone Holmes about renting the theater. Great meeting them today and showing us the space. Very nice and supplied us with answers to all our questions. Excited about the renovations that'll be coming to the space. Overall, the theater space looks and the pricing is very reasonable.
The Northwest was great for our United Nation of Yisrael conference. When it was apparent more guest came than expected, they swiftly accommodated us with a larger conference room. Hats off to the management. We will definitely use the facility again
I'm the Veterans Career Counselor in the Michigan Works Office in the center. They have so many activitys going on here. I think it's a great place for kids and adults, just wish it had a cafeteria.
Easy to find, huge parking lot, security outside and inside. Attended New Life Family Church. Awesome service.
I went to the northwest activity center for a baby shower. It is very nice on the inside. I hadn't been there for a functioning over 10 years. The staff are offered all the things that you need to make your event very special. The facility is very well kept and clean. I will make sure I mention this place to people when they want to have events and also remember if I need a location
I just want to say, this is not in regards to any particular venue at the Northwest Center. This rating is in regards to the kiosks machine. This center is centrally located in an area that hundreds of people visit. Why is there only 1 kiosks machine? There are times when you are waiting at least 30 - 45 minutes to use the machine. Due to all the original locations (DTE) being closed, you would think there would be at least 3 machines at this location. Since you have those men who be at the information center flirty with the women, it's safe to say, that someone will always be sitting at that desk, who can keep an eye on the location of extra kiosks machine. Do this for the community, add more machines. Thank you
A really neat community center located in the Detroit. It can house a number of simultaneous events. Not only is it spacious, but also well maintained.
I really like the NWAC!!
It's been remodeled/updated a bit, and it's STILL a nice place to go for various events.
Saw Damien McSwine speak.
The lobby is remodelled and it's looks nice. There are many agencies that can help you from employment to paying utility bills. The basketball games are so much fun
Never knew the community center changed that much, hadn't been there since 1998. The place looks great. Great Job City of Detroit.
Great place! So many activities take place here. Very safe and clean environment. The ballroom is great.
If you're ever looking for a location to have any type of event this would be a place Apple parking very clean very up-to-date restrooms very clean the staff was very helpful the setup was really nice in the major Ballroom
I go to use the kiosk for Bill payment. Community center for many great things. The buildings been there for ever. You can rent rooms for meetings and parties. Take college classes. Go swimming, play basketball, learn dancing, see a play. Do your banking also! ❤
I LOVE Northwest Activities Center. There's a community feeling that really flows throughout the place. This was my 2nd time using them for a financial workshop and I plan to do so again in the future.
Such a lively hub for community activities. The community garden out back is a great place to volunteer and learn about growing food.
They had a play there that was awesome. Check out the play called cutie and the breast. The also had a wedding ceremony there. Clean environment. They had vendors there selling all types of products and food.
I take enhanced Fitness here, they have a wonderful instructor, we have a great time. The instructor is very careful with the exercises and she makes sure that she tells everybody to do it at their own pace. I have heard a lot of the senior say that they came there with some aches and pains and that the aches and pains are gone now.
Came here for a baby shower. The room was small and hot, but we made the best of it. The staff was extremely helpful and the facilities were clean.
Very nice fashion show it was awesome it was so many events going on this particular day I also went to a baby shower it was really nice if you're looking for a location for any type of event this would be perfect they need more parking space but the prices are very reasonable in the facility is beautiful very clean
Great place for baby showers and gatherings. My sister had her baby shower here and we enjoyed ourselves. Coming back this year, for her reception!
Beautifully managed. Full of community people especially young adults, garden club on the outside. Such a pleasure.
White castles on my way sometimes I might want to bite to eat and there's a place I go but lately every time I ask for a milkshake special on hot summer days they never have it the machines always broken the prices fluctuate are the taxes don't seem to match up with the burger when I ask for a junior shake which is only $0.94 they will swear up and down they don't have it I have to mention it to them a child-sized I say only $0.94 only then will they give it to me but most of time the machines never workingsometimes it's clean and sometimes it's not there's been times I've walked in and their staff there but ain't nobody cleaned up it makes me sometimes want to turn around and leave but very sad I like the place but the staff doesn't seem to really want to do anyting they'd rather just sit behind the counter or talk behind the counter and when you mentioned that the place needs to be clean they look at you like well you do it we're busy doing nothing so on a scale 1-10 I get this place maybe a 6
Great place to bring your children Especially their Summer Camp programs are off the charts. I will definitely bring my kids back every year.
A great place for the Michigan works office. Great career advisors also. I will use this place and resources all the time. Real friendly environment.
A very enlightening experiece to gather with family for an occasion that celebrates life and teaches positivity. The stage play Johnny girl was awesome but this Gathering only represents a small portion of what is needed to show the force of unity among all people. I love you my family. I love you Detroit.!
My visits have been limited to the Detroit at Work job services inside the Northwest Activities Center. But there's a lot going on whenever I visit. Maybe I'll update this post with photos at a later date. I can say this: jobseekers, get in there!
enjoyed myself, it was crowded they had air on & made it comfortable for the crowd. nice room
Awesome!!! Black people selling great items like black dolls,clothing and books with black children in them telling positive educational stories about confident black children with positive affirmations. It's stuff made by us being supported by us. It was a wonderful experience to see so many beautiful talented educated black people supporting, teaching, uplifting and loving each other.
So much to offer. From job training,to job placement. Great place to workout. Membership's can be pricey. Very clean locker room.
Went for a doll collection sale. How beautiful; ranging in prices from approx $20 to $6000, handmade. A "must see". Credit cards, cash, order online, etc. They also have ladies purses vendors on site as well. Beautiful bags.
Saw a wonderfully funny comedy show put on by Mind Vision Productions. The show was great theatre could use a upgrade , but still a great venue in need of some love!
Accomplished everything I set out to do there and more everyone and every department was able to assist me with success. I even joined the athletic club which I'm going to utilize and excited about. Happy New Year
Northwest Activities center is very nice. I went to a job related workshop there, a Data Parent meeting and an African American Doll Show. It's airy and inviting.
Absolutely love this place. There are so many opportunities and resources here that too many people don’t know about. I went here a couple times for 2 weeks and they paid for me to take a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistance)class . They gave me a choose of about 5 different programs. The program I choose was very high quality and I utterly enjoyed the experience. Excelling Nursing Academy paid for my transportation, uniforms, and the state test.
Many amenities. A little pricey for renting space. Free swim rates are decent. G.O.A.L. makes great use of the space. Will be glad if they broaden their school participation. Parking lot leaves a lot to be desired.
Had a nice😁👍🏼👌🏾 time and my daughter's baby 👉🏽🤰🏽shower only one complaint wish they had better security in the parking lot I would have gave it four 🌟🌟🌟🌟stars
Went for a walk around the track in the back, very peaceful
The front door was closed and you can't tell from the street because of how the drive way is made.
For the most part,😊 everyone there seems to be nice, and they have a very smooth operation, and they do it in a very organized way. You drive In and out for produce box, mask, and even testing for Covid-19 was very smooth....My hope is that it stays that way.....
I am very unhappy with the staff.
They promise to mail $271 refund for a event March 11 2020 they called me said they will mail my check. I’m still waiting. Unprofessional
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