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Dearborn to pump $30M in public parks, including upgrades to Camp Dearborn

Sarah Rahal
The Detroit News
Published March 15, 2023

Dearborn — Mayor Abdullah Hammoud on Wednesday announced the city will pump $30 million into public parks, green infrastructure and building three parks over the next two years.

The project includes adding amenities including free public outdoor WiFi; playscapes; basketball courts; soccer fields; upgrades to existing pavilions, pools and splash pads; rental facilities; and rain gardens.

…Marie McCormick, executive director of Friends of the Rouge, who attended the announcement, applauded the effort, saying it will aid their mission. The mission of Friends of the Rouge is to restore, protect and enhance the Rouge River across the 47 communities in the watershed.

“We are currently building a 29-mile water trail that connects Canton Township all the way to the Detroit River. And the city of Dearborn has two universally accessible launches planned for both Dearborn Hills and Ford Field,” McCormick said. “This will help transform industrial projects into accessible, walkable and beautiful community-supported projects.”

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