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Partnership to Clean-Up Cass Park Among City’s Best

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Cass Park was recently named one of the best maintained parks in the city of Detroit’s Adopt-A-Park program.  

For the second year Olympia Development of Michigan has partnered with Woodside Bible Church to clean-up, mow and maintain the four-acre park at the corner of Second Avenue and Temple Street.

The nearly 150-year-old park is the centerpiece of the Cass Park Village neighborhood, an exciting residential area being revitalized between Little Caesars Arena and Cass Tech High School as part of The District Detroit project.

Each year, Detroit city officials inspect parks weekly between May and September to ensure they are clear of debris, that grass is mowed regularly, and that paths, trees and edges are trimmed.

Partnerships like the Adopt-A-Park program, help create safe, clean parks for residents of the neighborhood and ensure that anyone who wishes to enjoy Cass Park will find a well-maintained, attractive place to have fun. 

“Parks are a part of the quality of life in a neighborhood,” said Rod Blake, Director of Real Estate and Development. “When a park is clean and safe, people will naturally gravitate there. We’re very committed to doing our part to make the area more attractive to families, students and neighbors.”

As part of the effort, grass is mowed and edged, trees and shrubs are pruned each week. Landscapers also lay down weed control throughout the park, install mulch in plant beds and perform clean-up events in the spring and twice in the fall.

Olympia Development of Michigan is planning to continue investing in the maintenance of Cass Park for years to come, making a sustained effort for the community and residents who call the neighborhood home.

Adoption of Cass Park is one of many initiatives announced as part of the Community Connect program, an important element of The District Detroit development. Through Community Connect, ODM will ensure that this transformational project directly supports the Detroit community.

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