About Us

The Hamtramck Parks Conservancy is a collaboration between the city, the public schools, and community partners seeking to improve green spaces and recreation activities for city residents.



The Hamtramck Parks Conservancy was created to operate, improve and provide for equitable access to recreational facilities within the City and School District of Hamtramck. The conservancy seeks to promote the creation, operation and maintenance of green spaces, recreational grounds and facilities for public use and provide health, education and welfare opportunities to the communities served by those spaces.


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Board of Directors

Community: 2 open seats, apply today!

City of Hamtramck

Konrad Maziarz, Chair
Max Garbarino

Detroit City FC

Sean Mann, Treasurer

Hamtramck Public Schools District

Craig Daniels
Tom Niczay, Secretary


Jason Eddleston
Amanda Jaczkowski, Vice Chair


Thomas Habitz, Executive Director

Thomas Habitz, Jr. serves as Executive Director of the Hamtramck Parks Conservancy since September 2023. Mr. Habitz is a recognized leader in planning and economic development in the Detroit area, having previously enjoyed a lengthy career with Henry Ford Health developing and executing strategy in that space. He is a proud long-time Hamtramck resident, and frequent volunteer with City boards and commissions, and with sports and recreation in the area.

Tom’s passion for vibrant urban spaces provides energy for the task of reinvigorating parks as part of the HPC mission. He envisions a bright future of beautiful open spaces anchoring strong communities.

Mr. Habitz holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Michigan, and a master’s degree in Urban Planning from Wayne State University. His honors include the Detroit Revitalization Fellowship and the Marshall Memorial Fellowship (of the German Marshall Fund of the U.S.).


Residents and members of the public, like you, thank you!