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