Detroit Officials Looking for Groups to Adopt City Parks

Andrea Galluci

Detroit officials want residents to maintain and care for 75 parks this summer. The Adopt-a-Park initiative involves volunteers like Erica Jordan—who says she cleared out a space on Weaver Street last year so neighbors would want to use it again.

You see a lot of people going over there now, and they clean up after they leave. They call us sometimes, and say, ‘Um, hey, they had a party over there but it looks good.’”

-Erica Jordan

Organizations adopting a park are required to mow grass and cut down weeds at least once every other week through October. The city will install a sign at each space, recognizing the group that’s taking care of the park.

Image credit: Andrea Galluci

About the Author

Marissa Gawel

Associate News Producer

Fan of road trips and roasted vegetables. Currently reports from WDET’s newsroom.   Follow @marissagawel

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