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(credit: Office of Mayor Dave Bing)

Businesses Step Up To Help Keep Detroit Parks Open

Donations from businesses and federal grants will allow Detroit to keep open 50 public parks and keep recreation programs running.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/24/2013

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing (third from left) outlines a new parks and recreation plan. (credit: WWJ/Mike Campbell)

50 Detroit Parks, Plus Pools To Close Amid Budget Struggle

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing says budget problems will force the city to close 50 parks this spring — and no outdoor pools will be open this year.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/01/2013

Lemonade stand  (istock)

‘Lemonade Kid’ Raises Nearly $3,000 For City Parks

The 9-year-old boy who got national attention for his efforts to raise money to help out the financially strapped city of Detroit turned over nearly $3,000 to the Detroit City Council.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/07/2012