By Charles Sercombe
The city’s next five-year parks and recreation plan is in the hands of the public.
The city is seeking public input on a proposed five-year Master Plan for parks and recreation.
An 18-page outline of the proposed plan is available to review online at the city’s website.
It’s a comprehensive wish list that requires hundreds of thousands of dollars to make happen.
The sources of that money is not guaranteed, but the city is always seeking government and private grants.
The city has six parks, all in various stages of development. The largest park is Veterans Memorial Park, located off of Jos. Campau Ave. in the southend.
It encompasses 26 acres and includes the city’s historic baseball stadium.
There is one more park, Pulaski Park, which is owned by the public school district. That park is not included in this proposed plan.
Some of the proposed plans include:
Sarah Garrett Park
• Installation of s monument commemorating the Sarah Sims Garrett Discrimination Case
• Planting of wildflowers
Salaam Peace Park
• Install permeable pavers
• Plant trees
• Install benches
• Install playscapes
• Install fencing
Holbrook Gardens Park
• Create development plan
Beautification of public space
o Residential street tree plantings
o Priorities based on Davey Resource Group Hamtramck Tree Survey
o Joseph Campau flower beds
o In coordination with the Downtown Development Authority, plant and maintain the flower beds in our downtown district
o Improve connectivity of non-motorized transportation
o Hamtramck will complete its part of the Joe Louis Greenway
o Construction of bike lanes on Joseph Campau
o Enhance alleyway on west side of Joseph Campau to become a pedestrian walk and bikeway
o Install bike racks at various parks around the city
o Join a regional ride-sharing program
o MoGo Bikes
The public comment period started on Dec. 24, and runs for 30 days.
Comments can be sent, via email, to:
You can the proposed parks and recreation plan here: parks plan
Posted Jan. 8, 2020