Palmer Park Dog Park
Last weekend, the city celebrated the opening of a new section of Palmer Park. The one-acre Palmer Park Dog Park is on the north side of the park, off of 7 Mile. The park has new walkways, drinking fountains for people and dogs, waste bag sections, new shelters, and separate areas for big and small dogs. The City of Detroit paid for the $500,000 park, while People for Palmer Park worked with City Council, and Palmer Park Unleashed received a grant from the Kresge Foundation for outreach and engagement. Community engagement is set to start soon for a new location for the State Fairgrounds bandshell in Palmer Park.
New road under construction around Eliza Howell Park
The 250-acre Eliza Howell Park in Brightmoor will be closed to vehicular traffic until December 2023 as the 1.3 mile road around the park is undergoing needed repairs. The $3.7 million project, funded through the City, includes adding bike lanes, speed humps, bioswales, signage, and parking. Although the park is closed to vehicles, it is still open for foot traffic.
Sasser Park renovation complete
Earlier this month, improvements to the 9.5-acre Sasser Park in northeast Detroit were completed. The City worked with Wayne County and the Detroit Pistons on the renovations to the park, including new seating, drinking fountains, a picnic shelter, fitness equipment, and a new basketball court. “I am very excited with the work our Landscape Design and Parks & Public Spaces teams are doing as it relates to beautifying our parks and green spaces throughout the city,” said Crystal Perkins, General Services Department. “Sasser Park is no exception to the great work our teams are doing with the help of our community partners. This park is unique because it connects two communities that were separated by the freeway, making it a challenge for residents of the Moross-Morang community to safely get to the Balduck neighborhood.”