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.

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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. Continue reading

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