PHASE I

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Location: Pingree Park, Detroit, MI

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan with neighborhood resident and volunteer Minnie Knox during the Pingree Park renovation project.

Community Impact: Better walkways, updated landscaping for beauty and safety, renovated sports fields with improved grass surfaces, welcoming gathering spaces, much-needed pruning for the old trees that provide needed shade in the heat of the summer, will all be part of a community effort to improve the city’s park.

A boost to the health and well-being of the neighborhood, a revitalized Pingree Park will also raise home values and serve as a spark for nearby development.

The Pingree renovation project is a collaborative effort between Mayor Mike Duggan’s office, local businesses, neighborhood residents and Project EverGreen, a national non-profit that brings people together to make a difference in their communities through greener, healthier cooler parks that capture carbon and results in cleaner air in the Pingree Park neighborhood.

The Pingree Park makeover aligns with the mayor’s progressive initiative to renovate 40 smaller parks across the city this year hoping to reduce blight and restore community pride. The second phase of the project will be completed in the spring of 2018.

Local businesses and Pingree Park neighbors clean up debris from trees that were pruned in the park.

Project Scope: The renovation of Pingree Park encompasses a variety of elements and tasks that will not only revitalize the park’s green spaces but provide a sustainable platform for future generations to enjoy and maintain the facility. Work completed this fall included:
Tree pruning
Grass aeration
Adding nutrients for the grass
Field grading
Ballfield repair
Bleacher and back stop painting
Spot seeding
Mulching
Tree planting

Volunteers worked to spread infield mix on one of the refurbished baseball fields.

Completion Date: November 3-4, 2017

Estimated Project Value: $100,000

Estimated Value of Volunteer Time:

Project Partners:
MAGNA
Lear Corporation

Project Contributors:
Advanced Turf Solutions
Billy Goat
City of Detroit Parks & Recreation Department
Cool Planet
Greenworks
Kujo Yard Wear
Lush Lawn
MACC Development
Michigan Nursery & Landscape Association
Nufarm
Pingree Park Community Group
PBI-Gordon
Real Green
Spring-Green
Superior Groundcover
The Davey Tree Expert Co.
Troy Clogg Landscape Associates
Weed Man Farmington Hills

Food Sponsors:
Absopure
Potbelly Sandwich Works

PHASE II

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Community Impact: Project EverGreen returned to Detroit’s Pingree Park for phase II of renovations in the summer of 2018. Phase II of the project continued to clean-up the park and added new features, including a gorgeous brick center-piece and a new walking path.

Baseball teams playing on the field.

Project EverGreen and the Detroit community could notice the impact that the phase I makeover had already had on the neighborhood. More people have begun to take advantage of the park now that it is more accessible, including baseball teams, dance clubs and families who need outdoor spaces that allow their children to run free.

Phase II continued the great work that phase I brought to the Detroit neighborhood. As the months go on and the renovations continue, the sense of community pride and the raised home values will be maintained. Those in the Pingree Park neighborhood could not be more pleased with the progress of the project.

Project Scope:
Park clean-up
Tree pruning
Tree planting
Mulching
Seeding
Added natural play mounds
Created a walking path

Completion Date: June 8-9, 2018

Estimated Project Value:

Estimated Value of Volunteer Time:

Hard-working volunteers from Quicken Loans.

Project Partners:
Magna Seating
Quicken Loans
Lear Corporations

Project Contributors:
Billy Goat
City of Detroit Parks & Recreation Department
Cool Planet
Greenworks
John Deere
Kujo Yard Wear
Lush Lawn
MACC Development
Meijer
Nufarm
Pingree Park Community Group
PBI Gordon
Real Green
Spring-Green
Sun Belt Rentals
Superior Groundcover
The Davey Tree Expert Co.
Teddy’s Lawn + Landscape
Troy Clogg Landscape Associates
Unilock Michigan Inc.
Weed Man Farmington Hills

Food Sponsors:
Absopure
Potbelly Sandwich Works