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Experience the News: Detroit Parks Edition

Experience the News: Detroit Parks Edition


Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015

Did you know that the city of Detroit spends about $9 million annually on 307 municipal parks that cover nearly 4,000 acres of the city’s neighborhoods? Join WDET, the Detroit Experience Factory and Data Driven Detroit for an interactive look at Detroit Parks as part of WDET’s Detroit by the Numbers series and the station’s Parks Project. This tour will showcase four very different Detroit parks including the city’s largest (Rouge Park,) the most controversial (Riverside Park), an adopted park and one of the most youth-oriented (Clark Park.) You’ll hear from community members who are helping care for parks, and WDET reporters and data experts who are exploring what parks mean to the city’s neighborhoods. And you’ll get to spend time giving your own report on the parks via the Detroit Parks Watch Project..

Agenda for Saturday, Sept. 12 Tour

8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.: Check in at WDET

9 a.m. – Noon: Experiential Tour of Parks

Noon – 1 p.m.: Lunch, Debrief and Discussion

REGISTER HERE:  https://detroitparkstour.eventbrite.com

Image credit: WDET

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.

 

  

About the Author

Sandra Svoboda

Special Assignments Manager

Recovering Bankruptcy Reporter/Blogger looking forward to chronicling regional revitalization on-air, digitally and through community engagement.

ssvoboda@wdet.org   Follow @WDETSandra

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