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Monday, September 8, 2014
What it Takes to Make a Great City: Boating at Erma Henderson & Riverside Marinas
By The Friends of George Cushingberry Jr.
Lake St. Clair on a nice day
The City of Detroit is budgeting up to 3 million dollars
and, pursuing grants to upgrade the boating facilities at Erma Henderson and
Riverside parks to accommodate the needs of boaters. Line item repairs on docking facilities and
fueling stations at Erma Henderson will make it better for boaters who use the
park. At the weekly Thursday meeting of
the Committee of Neighborhoods and Community Services, overwhelming community
support of the work being done by ABC Construction was expressed by the large
number of boaters and patrons who came to speak during public comment. A big shout out goes to the leadership of Detroit Recreation
Department by Director Alicia Minter who has spearheaded the charge for change.
Some of Ms. Minters work includes the restoration and repair of the Hart Plaza
fountain in time for the heat of the Jazz Fest and, progress on re-opening the
neighborhood recreation centers like Tindal and Johnson in District 2.
The status of Riverside park is precarious because the
Riverside Marina is closed and in dire need of repair and upgrade, along with
the entire park. An audit of the Recreation Department at the request of
Councilman Pro-Tem George Cushingberry Jr. will be produced showing the
strengths and weaknesses of the park assets. These actions are in line with the
uplift and upgrade of Detroit assets and citizen morale. Citizens love the
water access that we have because it makes it much easier for boaters to get in
and out of the water. If you need more information on the progress and status of
the Marinas, please contact the Detroit Recreation Department or Councilmember
Mary Sheffield(click here) who is the Chairperson of the committee of Neighborhoods and Community Services.