WDET’s Parks Watch Offers Residents a Chance to Monitor Their Parks

WDET’s Nina Ignaczak talks about Parks Watch, a new part of WDET’s ongoing Parks Project.

The project, launched in partnership with Data Driven Detroit, uses a mobile app to enable neighborhood residents to get involved in reporting about the health of their local parks. She says that this will help residents hold government and each other accountable for the health of their parks and communities. 

Residents will be able to learn about what is happening in their own neighborhoods, as well as to share stories that interest them about local parks. Nina says parks are important because they are a center of the community and are one of the last true public spaces. . 

Click the audio link above to hear the full conversation.  To get involved in WDET’s Parks Watch, click here.  

Image credit: WDET/Michael Ference

This post is a part of WDET's Parks Project.

All summer long in 2015, WDET reported on how parks are impacting Detroiters and how Detroiters impacted the parks.

We asked you to be a part of this work by being the eyes and ears of your local parks. We asked you to help us find out what is going on in the parks in your city and your neighborhood. Were parks being maintained? Who were using the park, and what was happening there? Is it safe?

Detroit Park Watch is produced by WDET 101.9 FM and is powered by the Detroit Journalism Cooperative. Support for this project ccomes from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Renaissance Journalism’s Michigan Reporting Initiative and the Ford Foundation.



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