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July 2017

Detroit's Chandler Park turns 100 and, boy, is there a party planned

 

Christopher Price spent a hot July day at Chandler Park barbecuing with a few close friends this week.

Price, a Detroit native, has been visiting the park for more than 40 years.

“This park means a lot to me and I’m glad it’s still here,” said Price. “I like that they started keeping it up, and there is no more riffraff going on. There used to be more than you can imagine going on here, but I’m glad that stuff is gone and we can sit here and enjoy the park.” ...read more

July 2017

5 fascinating facts about Detroit's Chandler Park

Detroit's Chandler Park is about to turn 100 years old. Here are five facts you may not know about the Detroit landmark.

  • Chandler Park is named after former Detroit Mayor Zachariah Chandler. Chandler, a vocal anti-slavery activist, also served in the U.S. Senate from 1857-1875.

  • In the 1800’s, Chandler Park belonged to Grosse Pointe. It was later annexed to the city of Detroit in 1917. 

  • During World War II, portions of the park were used as housing for veterans.

  • Chandler Park hosted bike races and parades from the early 1940’s - mid 1960’s. 

  • The size of the park was originally 229.6 acres but is now about 201 acres. (Part of the park was taken away due to freeway construction in the 1950’s)

July 2017

Detroit's Chandler Park turns 100 and, boy, is there a party planned

Christopher Price spent a hot July day at Chandler Park barbecuing with a few close friends this week.

Price, a Detroit native, has been visiting the park for more than 40 years.

“This park means a lot to me and I’m glad it’s still here,” said Price. “I like that they started keeping it up, and there is no more riffraff going on. There used to be more than you can imagine going on here, but I’m glad that stuff is gone and we can sit here and enjoy the park.” ...read more

May 2017

CHANDLER PARK CONSERVANCY among the CFSEM Awards Grants from Endowment Funds Established to Honor the Legacy of Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. 
DETROIT, Mich., May 23, 2017 – The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan announced today that 33 organizations in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, Washtenaw, St. Clair, and Livingston counties received grants from endowment funds created to carry on the legacy of giving of Ralph C. Wilson, Jr.

The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation established these endowment funds at the Community Foundation to provide support to areas that were important to Mr. Wilson during his lifetime: Caregiving, Design and Access, Grosse Pointe Community Assets, and Youth Sports....read more

May 2016

CHANDLER PARK KICK-OFF EVENT - Get Up, Join Up, Sign Up
Fun, Food, Family & Fitness - Happens At Chandler Park
MAY 21, 2016 10am-3pm
The Chandler Park Conservancy (CPC) is hosting the Chandler Park Kick-Off Event Saturday May 21, 2016 from 10am-3pm at Chandler Park, located at 12600 Chandler Park Drive.  Join us for free food, fun, and giveaways to celebrate the occasion. We're going to celebrate the revitalization of the park and showcase some of the new amenities that will open this year, including new tennis courts and a football field.
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October 2015

New tennis courts at Chandler Park were named Monday in honor of the late Ralph C. Wilson Jr. and his wife, Mary, who made an appearance at the park on Detroit’s east side. The courts are the first component of the Chandler Park Conservancy’s $20 million vision to convert the 200-acre park into a campus for education, conservation and recreation. The courts are being built with funding from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation. There will be four 36-foot courts and four 78-foot courts once construction is completed. ...read more

June 2015

A Detroit-based program that seeks to improve community health in one of Detroit’s poorest and hardest-hit neighborhoods is receiving national recognition and a $75,000 grant on Tuesday in Washington, D.C.

“Chandler Park Healthy Neighborhood Strategy” was selected to receive a $75,000 grant for their efforts to improve community health from the BUILD Health Challenge, a national awards program. ...read more

May 2015

The Chandler Park Conservancy, in conjunction with event sponsors invites Eastside and surrounding community residents will welcome over 100 volunteers from FCA (Chrysler), Lear Corporation, St. John Hospital and Medical Center and local neighborhoods to the 2nd Annual Chandler Park Clean-Up Day. ...read more

February 2015

$20 million in upgrades to Chandler Park will include new tennis, soccer, and football facilities. ...read more

 

In news that's sure to make other Detroit park booster groups awfully jealous, the Chandler Park Conservancy is announcing millions of dollars in private and public investment for its namesake park. ...read more

February 2015

The nearly 100-year-old, 200-acre east Detroit park will add football and soccer fields, tennis courts and the state's first urban conservation school for K-12 students. ...read more

June 2011

After an unsuccessful campaign to revive plans for the $50 million Kroc community center on Detroit's east side, a coalition of community groups and businesses is launching a new plan for the Chandler Park site.

 

The Chandler Park Promise Coalition, a 20-member group that includes many members of the former Save Our Kroc Center Coalition, plans a $30 million to $35 million charter school and recreational complex to take the place of the previously planned 100,000-square-foot Kroc center, a project of the Salvation Army Eastern Michigan Division. ...read more

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