Experience the News: Detroit Parks Edition

Come along with WDET, Data Driven Detroit and the Detroit Experience Factory to learn about Detroit through its parks.

Experience the News: Detroit Parks Edition

Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015

Did you know that the city of Detroit spends about $9 million annually on 307 municipal parks that cover nearly 4,000 acres of the city’s neighborhoods? Join WDET, the Detroit Experience Factory and Data Driven Detroit for an interactive look at Detroit Parks as part of WDET’s Detroit by the Numbers series and the station’s Parks Project. This tour will showcase four very different Detroit parks including the city’s largest (Rouge Park,) the most controversial (Riverside Park), an adopted park and one of the most youth-oriented (Clark Park.) You’ll hear from community members who are helping care for parks, and WDET reporters and data experts who are exploring what parks mean to the city’s neighborhoods. And you’ll get to spend time giving your own report on the parks via the Detroit Parks Watch Project..

Agenda for Saturday, Sept. 12 Tour

8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.: Check in at WDET

9 a.m. – Noon: Experiential Tour of Parks

Noon – 1 p.m.: Lunch, Debrief and Discussion

REGISTER HERE:  https://detroitparkstour.eventbrite.com


  • Sandra Svoboda
    Recovering Bankruptcy Reporter/Blogger looking forward to chronicling regional revitalization on-air, digitally and through community engagement.