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Hamtramck Parks Undergoing $500,000 Worth of Improvements this Year

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Image credit: Courtesy of the City of Hamtramck

Three Hamtramck Parks are getting new walkways, recreational areas, and seating.

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Courtesy of the City of Hamtramck
Courtesy of the City of Hamtramck

A few Hamtramck parks are undergoing a half million dollars’ worth of renovations this summer. Over the next week, city leaders will kick off work at Pope Park, Veteran’s Park and Zussman Park. The chair of the Karol Wojtyla Hamtramck Park Committee, Tom Jankowski, says workers plan to replace areas paved with old bricks and an uneven fence in Pope Park.

We’re going to completely resurface the park. We’re looking at new trees along the street side and other plants and shrubs, and hopefully, towards the end of the year, improve the lighting.”

-Tom Jankowski

Jankowski says Zussman Park will receive new walkways, and Veteran’s Park is getting new play and fitness areas. He says all improvements should be in place by the end of the year.

Marissa Gawel, Associate News Producer

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

WDET's Parks Project

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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