The City of Detroit is celebrating the completion of its new playground at Detroit City Park, after weather set completion back several months.
“We’ve had the equipment since November and have been trying to assemble it but due to the crazy weather we’ve had, we hadn’t been able to until now,” said City of Detroit Mayor Kenny Snodgrass. “It’s something we’ve needed forever now and it’s finally here.”
The park, new to the citizens of Detroit and surrounding communities, is pre-loved and came from the Goodland Academy in Grant, Oklahoma.
“My mother, Connie Crews, found the playground on Facebook and the city was able to purchase it for a fair price of $5,000,” said Snodgrass. “It’s always been something the city needed for our kids.”
While there are still several small things to be done, including fixing ruts from assembling the playground in the rain over the weekend, kids have already been enjoying it.
“It was a huge group effort, taking over 14 hours to get it put together. I want to thank my family, Nancy Smith, Michael Smith, Greg Smith, Connie Crews, Terry Corbin, Samantha Snodgrass, Dianne Ruiz, Anthony Ruiz, Chasity Hamby, Aaronb Hamby, Charity Brothers Wilson, Brittany Duley and Perry Corbin.”