The City of Detroit has received more than $12.8 million from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund. The City’s 21 grants have funded the acquisition of land for the creation of the Dequindre Cut Greenway and St. Aubin Park, as well as the development of Mt. Elliot Park and riverfront area, St. Aubin Marina, Palmer Park’s Lake Frances, canal restoration and bank stabilization at Belle Isle, the redevelopment of various playfields, in-town youth camps, and playgrounds, construction of the Dequindre Cut, and enhancements to Riverside Park and
Promenade. The City has received an additional $600,000 in recommended 2014 funding for improvements to Coleman Young Playground and the Dorais Playfield.
“The City of Detroit has been proud to have received numerous MNRTF grants over the years. These grants have provided us the ability to not only improve our parks, but improve our neighborhoods, our health, and our quality of life. The City of Detroit Recreation Department, Department of Public Works, and our partners at the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy continuously work to encourage residents and visitors to be active and enjoy our enhanced green spaces, trails and biking paths. We are able to continue [these efforts] with the significant award dollars received from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund.”
– Alicia C. Bradford, Director, Detroit Recreation Department