cook playgroundCommunity meetings set for March 28 – April 11 in seven Council Districts

Detroit residents are being invited to weigh in on the type of improvements and amenities they would like to see at each of the 40 neighborhood parks slated for renovations over the next 18 months during a series of community meetings beginning March 28.

Mayor Mike Duggan recently announced plans to spend $11.7 million between this year and next to renovate 40 neighborhood parks across the city.  Anticipated improvements, to be determined at the upcoming community meetings, likely will include new playgrounds and equipment, new walkways, landscaping and more.  Funding for the park improvements will come from $50 million in bond money dating back to the 1980s the City recently discovered had gone unspent.

The meetings are scheduled for:

  • District 1 – March 30 from 6 – 7 p.m., Northwest Activities Center, 18100 Meyers
  • District 2 – March 30 from 7 – 8 p.m., Northwest Activities Center, 18100 Meyers
  • District 3 – April 11 from 5:30 – 7 p.m., Farwell Recreation, 2711 E. Outer Drive
  • District 4 – April 5 from 5 – 6 p.m., Butzel Family Center, 7737 Kercheval
  • District 5 – April 5 from 6 – 7 p.m., Butzel Family Center, 7737 Kercheval
  • District 6 – March 29 from 6 – 7 p.m., Patton Recreation Center, 2301 Woodmere
  • District 7 – March 28 from 6 – 7 p.m., Don Bosco Hall, 19321 W. Chicago

The 10 parks that will be renovated this year include Field, Simmons, Bale, Liuzzo, Calimera, Hansen, Latham, Boyer, Mansfield-Diversey and Cross/Tireman-Littlefield.  The remaining 30 will be renovated in 2017.

The park renovations are part of the Parks and Recreation Improvement Plan developed by the Parks and Recreation and General Services departments.  Details of each of the 40 selected parks and the improvement plan are on the City’s Web site at http://www.detroitmi.gov/40neighborhoodparks.

The complete list of parks includes:

District 1 – 6 parks

  1. Cook Playground, 16001 Fenkell
  2. Fields Playground, 16601 Florence
  3. Hackett Playground, 17236 Avon
  4. Marx Playground, 18201 Greenview
  5. Reid Playground, 20625 Santa Clara
  6. Simmons Playground, 19450 Chapel

District 2 – 7 parks

  1. Bale Playground, 18673 Winthrop
  2. Clinton Playground, 8145 Chalfonte (Transferred from Detroit Public Schools)
  3. Diack Playground, 13889 Curtis
  4. Gorham Playground, 19969 St. Marys
  5. Liuzzo Playground, 20053 Winthrop
  6. Varier Playground, 15639 Thatcher
  7. Wells Playground, 20159 Griggs

District 3 – 6 parks

  1. Calimera Playground, 19493 Joann
  2. Collins Playground, 11618 Alpena
  3. Luce-St. Louis Playground, 13490 St. Louis
  4. Marruso Playground, 19908 Annott
  5. Syracuse Playground, 19192 Syracuse
  6. Yaksich Playground, 18160 Anglin

District 4 – 3 parks

  1. Brewer Playground, 12450 Hayes (Transferred from Detroit Public Schools)
  2. Hansen Playground, 542 Drexel
  3. O’Brien Playground, 11938 E. McNichols

District 5 – 6 parks

  1. Dueweke Playground, 4975 Sheridan
  2. Franklin (LaSalle) Park, 2380 S. LaSalle Blvd.
  3. Gordon Playground, 1935 Atkinson
  4. Latham Playground, 5082 Seneca
  5. Stewart, 12701 14th Street (Transferred from Detroit Public Schools)
  6. Yates Playground, 2499 Blaine

District 6 – 6 parks

  1. 30th – Herbert Playground, 5000 30th Street
  2. Boyer Playground, 6203 W. Vernor
  3. Nagel Playground, 3100 Wabash
  4. Sak Playground, 4322 Kinsman
  5. Scripps Playground, 3666 W. Grand River
  6. Szafraniec Playground, 4513 Campbell

District 7 – 6 parks

  1. Doan Playground, 9946 Prest
  2. Greene Playground, 9177 Robson
  3. Mansfield-Diversey Playground, 7753 Rutherford
  4. Phelps Playground, 9982 Sorrento
  5. Richard Allen (Nardin), 9516 W. Grand River
  6. Cross/Tireman – Littlefield Playground, 8134 Manor

 

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