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Olympia Development and Woodside Bible Church Jointly Adopt Detroit’s Historic Cass Park


Olympia Development of Michigan and Woodside Bible Church have partnered to adopt Detroit’s historic Cass Park through the city’s standard Adopt-a-Park program. Woodside Detroit has adopted the park in previous years, and Olympia is increasing community investment in the area surrounding the new Detroit Events Center now under construction. The Adopt-a-Park program outlines the expectations associated with adoption.

“We are excited to partner with an organization that has the resources and grounds keeping-expertise to help us maintain the park at a high level,” said Tim Holdridge, Pastor of Woodside Detroit. “To be a part of the revival and renewal of Detroit is a great opportunity given to us, and we are grateful for it.”

The four-acre park is located at Temple Street and Second Avenue and has grassy areas, walkways, paved areas, and more than 100 trees. Cass Park is located in the Cass Park Historic District which was added to the National Registry of Historic Places in 2005. It sits between Detroit’s Cass Technical High School and the Masonic Temple Detroit.

In partnership with Woodside Bible Church, Olympia will provide general grounds maintenance services including trash removal, lawn care, weed control and landscaping and shrub maintenance. A tree trimming plan will also be completed to promote continued healthy tree development and better natural light and illumination from park lighting.

More extensive restoration of the park is planned for the coming years. Olympia Development will continue to work with the Neighborhood Advisory Committee and others in the community to maintain and enhance this valuable and historic community asset.

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