Planet Detroit's Allison Torres Burtka recently wrote a feature article on the Detroit Parks Coalition. A preview is below; read the full article at Planet Detroit.
While Detroit is home to more than 300 parks that offer all manner of green spaces and recreational opportunities, they’ve often struggled to get the funding they need to serve the community.
One bright spot over the years has been grassroots parks groups, in which residents band together and marshal resources toward park stewardship. Now, these scrappy resident-led groups are organizing themselves into the Detroit Parks Coalition – hoping that by joining forces, they can increase their impact.