Adopting MLK Park in Detroit

This past Saturday, the weather – sunny, around 70 degrees – was perfect for an important project taking place near Henry Ford Hospital: the beautification of Martin Luther King Jr. Park at the corner of W. Grand Blvd. and Rosa Parks Blvd.


Volunteers from Henry Ford Hospital, Mayor Dave Bing’s Office, the Virginia Park CDC, Union Grace Church and the West Grand Boulevard Collaborative “adopted” the park and worked together to spruce it up as part of Detroit’s Annual Motor City Makeover.

Putting down mulch at MLK ParkThey laid 90 yards of mulch (that’s four truck loads!), planted dozens of flowers and painted the park’s fence with designs created by local artists.

Our volunteers also had the support of local businesses – D&B Landscaping and Grunwell-Cashero Co. – that donated labor, mulch and other supplies, as well as provided additional clean-up services to help with the park beautification. Their support was invaluable.

The D&B Landscaping crew with Marco and Ronnie.

The D&B Landscaping crew with Marco and Ronnie.

A special thank-you to the more than 40 volunteers who spent a beautiful Saturday working on this special project, along with Ronnie Hall, Gwen Gnam, Dr. Rick Smith, Marco Capicchioni, Ann Marie Creed, Rebecca Shulman and Meagan Dunn.

Giving back to our community is so very important. And your work demonstrates our continued commitment to our neighbors and the positive role we play in the revitalization of Detroit.

If you’re in the neighborhood, be sure to stop by the park to see the wonderful work that’s been done.

A job well done! Thank you to all of our volunteers

A job well done! Thank you to all of our volunteers!

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