Project EverGreen receives funds to help Detroit park

A $100,000 contribution will help the nonprofit renovate Pingree Park in Detroit.

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October 12, 2017
Industry News

CLEVELAND – Project EverGreen received a $100,000 contribution from Magna International to support its efforts to renovate a park in Detroit. Pingree Park, an 18-acre park in Detroit, will receive an extensive facelift, courtesy of Magna International’s contribution and Project EverGreen.

“An important part of the Magna culture is to give back and support the communities where we live and work,” said Jim Tobin, Magna’s CFO. “We also support the development of healthy habits like exercise and outside play for children of all ages, and it’s a great fit for us to get involved with Project EverGreen’s mission to create healthy parks for kids.”

Park renovations will include enhanced soccer and baseball fields, new walking paths, improved grass and pruning old trees. The renovation, scheduled for Nov. 3-4 with a second phase scheduled sometime in 2018. Improvements to Pingree Park will include the following:

• Improving the natural grass surface through grading, aeration, overseeding and nutrients

• Tree canopy pruning to enhance the health of the trees and to create a safer, more inviting park

• New tree installation

• Developing a neighborhood gathering spot for picnics, movies and music

• Expansion of the park’s pathways

“With Magna’s generous support, this park will get a much-needed facelift,” said Cindy Code, executive director of Project EverGreen. “The improved park space will result in a greener, healthier, cooler park.”

Project EverGreen has completed renovation projects covering millions of square feet of urban green spaces in locations including East Harlem, New York; Chicago; Cleveland; Greensboro, North Carolina; Houston, San Antonio and Fort Worth, Texas.