About Hazel Park

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Hazel Park might be geographically modest at only 2.8 square miles, but it more than makes up for its size with a resilient character and big heart. Many residents are involved and very active in the community, supporting local a myriad of local organizations and events. Single-family residential homes populate welcoming neighborhoods that offer tree-lined streets, beautiful parks and newly renovated schools.

Local businesses play an important role in the community as well. The commercial district is diverse, ranging from large, global organizations to the mom-and-pop shops that have stood in our community for decades. Many local businesses support our schools, athletic teams, community events and charitable organizations.

It's this unique, small town charm coupled with a suburban vitality that defines us.


Hazel Park has long enjoyed a strong community commitment to quality education. This commitment is highlighted by the Hazel Park Promise Zone.

The Promise Zone guarantees all resident graduates of Hazel Park Schools a tuition-free path to an Associate's degree, often through pre-existing scholarships. This opportunity can be used at any accredited trade school, community college, college or university in the state of Michigan. A Promise Zone Scholarship is paid directly to a student's institution to cover tuition and fees only (books excluded). Promise Zone Scholars may receive other merit-based scholarships, but Pell, TIP or other government funding (loans not included) will offset a student's Promise Zone Scholarship. A Promise scholar must be a full-time student and must maintain a 2.0 grade point average or higher once they begin college to continue receiving his or her scholarship the initial semester.

To learn more, please contact Executive Director Brandon Gleaton at (248) 658-5183 or brandon.gleaton@hazelparkschools.org.