Detroit Evening Report, April 6, 2022: Coalition launches pilot project to support Detroit parks and public spaces


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The Detroit Parks Coalition is launching an 18-month organizational pilot to support healthy, equitable and vibrant parks and public spaces in Detroit. More than 1 million has been secured. The pilot will include staffing and new citywide park programming and $500,000 in capital improvements for Detroit parks. DPC is supported by grants from The Kresge Foundation, the Hudson-Webber Foundation, the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, and the Knight Foundation. Other supporters include the State of Michigan and the Detroit Pistons. About $90,000 from the Knight Foundation will go toward hosting an arts festival across seven Detroit parks in August and September of this year. DPC will host an in-person launch event on 2-4 p.m. Monday at Eliza Howell Park.

Other headlines for April 6, 2022:

  • Dearborn Mayor Abdullah Hammoud announces city’s inaugural director of public health
  • Judge orders demolition of the crumbling Packard auto plant
  • Law that would force people convicted of crimes to pay for costs of running courts under review
  • Detroit Riverfront Conservancy breaks ground on Southwest Greenway
  • Community invited to celebrate Detroit hosting the NFL Draft in 2024

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  • Tia Graham
    Tia Graham is a reporter and Weekend Edition Host for 101.9 WDET. She graduated from Michigan State University where she had the unique privilege of covering former President Barack Obama and his trip to Lansing in 2014.