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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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