© 2022 Michigan State University Board of Trustees
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Grant To Help Create Master Plan For Hamtramck Park Campus

Hamtramck
WKAR File Photo
/

The Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation is awarding more than $800,000 toward a master plan and community engagement process for a 26-acre (10.5-hectare) park in the Detroit area.

The Michigan Municipal Foundation on Wednesday is announcing details for the Veteran's Memorial Park campus in Hamtramck. The campus includes Hamtramck Stadium, one of the few remaining ballparks used by Negro Leagues before Major League Baseball integrated in 1947.

Planning work is viewed as a first step toward renovating Veteran's Memorial Park. Officials say the goal is to work with community members to identify needs and priorities supporting children.

Wilson was the owner of the NFL's Buffalo Bills. He lived in the Detroit suburb of Grosse Pointe Shores and died in 2014.

News from WKAR will never be behind a paywall. Ever. We need your help to keep our coverage free for everyone. Please consider supporting the news you rely on with a donation today. You can support our journalism for as little as $5. Every contribution, no matter the size, propels our vital coverage. Thank you.