When Project EverGreen collaborated with local business partners, including Troy-Mich.-based Magna International, community groups and the City of Detroit, to planting trees, improve grass play areas and paint backstops it marked the first step in the transformation of Detroit’s Pingree Park.

The project, however, is more than an aesthetic makeover for this 18-acre park, it represents the revival of a community hub that serves as a gathering area for generations of east side Detroit residents, and new families moving into the Pingree Park neighborhood.

Words, however, don’t do the first phase of the project justice. WATCH THIS VIDEO of the project’s first phase last November. Work on phase two is scheduled for the spring of this year.

Learn more about the Pingree Park Project