Ground Officially Broken at McDuffy Park
On June 5th, 2021, the PEA Group team celebrated the groundbreaking of McDuffy Park in Detroit, Michigan. Hosted by the national non-profit, Project EverGreen, the event included a lunch for those in the community and allowed attendees to preview the park design plans, check out the equipment that will be used, and talk to the contractors, as well as the donors of the project.
The revitalization of McDuffy Park is part of Project EverGreen’s initiative of improving green spaces within our communities. Formerly known as Philadelphia Park, it was renamed for prominent community advocate, Tony McDuffy. Located just north of the New Center Historic District, the park provides an outdoor communal space for those who live in Piety Hill and surrounding neighborhoods.
The City acquired both a vacant alley and lots adjacent to the pre-existing park to expand the park to double its size – roughly 1.5-acres. Improvements of McDuffy Park will include updated landscaping, a new 1/8-mile concrete walkway, new playground equipment, new bike racks and fitness equipment, new gathering spaces, and new tables, grills, and benches.
PEA Group provided the civil engineering and surveying services and will be providing construction layout and staking during construction. While the majority of the work on this project was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the groundbreaking is the next step in providing the residents of Piety Hill with a park that will last for generations to come.
About Project EverGreen
A national non-profit, Project EverGreen is dedicated to establishing a greener, cooler, and healthier Earth. Through their GreenCare initiative, they assist community members in creating healthy public green spaces. Learn more about Project EverGreen here: https://projectevergreen.org/