City, school officials and community members dedicate new park in previously under-served area

  • Village Park will be first new park for residents living near I-94 Industrial Park
  • Also will serve as new playground for students of neighboring Holmes Elementary School

WHAT: The City of Detroit and Councilmember Scott Benson will celebrate renovations at Village Park, during a ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday, Sept. 26. Formerly named Georgia Fischer Park, Village Park is the first new park in an underserved area near the city’s Industrial Park district in nearly 30 years. The park is a direct result of community demand for recreational resources in the area. The park will not only serve community residents, but students at A.L. Holmes Elementary School to ensure they have a new playscape and park to enjoy.

The ceremony will highlight $250,000 in upgrades and improvements to the 1.13-acre park. Upgrades include a 1,100-foot long walking loop, a 2,500-square-foot playscape for children, basketball courts, benches, and newly planted trees.

The ribbon cutting celebration will feature a community dedication with African dance and drum ceremony by members of the Alkebu-Lan Village, words from Mayor Mike Duggan, Councilmember Benson, DPSCD School Board Member Sonya Mays, A.L. Holmes Principal Tammy Mitchell, and other community members.

WHEN: Saturday, September 26, 2020, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

WHERE: The Village Park, 8820 Georgia St. (southwest corner of Georgia St. and Rohns St.)

Mayor Mike Duggan
Councilmember Scott Benson
Sonya Mays, DPSCD Board Member
Tammy Mitchell, A.L. Holmes Elementary School
Marvis Cofield, Alkeube-lan Village
Brad Dick, Detroit Parks & Recreation


Media Contacts
Jeremy Thomas 
Parks and Recreation
(313) 938-5078
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Carol Banks
Councilmember Scott Benson
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