project leader
KATRINA W
location
2701-3210 Elmwood
(McDougall-Hunt)
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the project

Bailey Park Project (BPP) is a non-profit coalition of neighbors attempting to address a city wide problem that also impacts their neighborhood -- beautifying vacant land. 

Th goal is to transform eight vacant lots into an urban park to engage neighbors and contribute to increased economic development in the area. Bailey Park will have a gathering space and landscaping that includes a garden with colorful native plants, perennial and pollinator wildflowers. 

The park will be a powerful, positive symbol of McDougall-Hunt’s ongoing evolution as a historical neighborhood that values families, community, and connectivity. We want neighbors to value their surrounding area the same as they do local destinations like the Eastern Market, the Dequindre Cut, the Detroit Riverfront and with other Downtown activities.

Please consider contributing to support the purchasing of tools, insurance, supplies, and costs related to park upkeep. Just as Bailey Park was envisioned collaboratively by neighbors and local stakeholders, the funding for this project must also be done collectively. 

the steps

Complete project design -- 8/30/17

Hire building contractor for gathering space and walkway -- 10/01/17

Purchase materials for gathering space and walkway --10/15/17

Build out gathering space, walkway --3/15/18

Purchase Shrubs/trees -- 4/28/18

Park Construction Complete -- 5/30/18 

why we're doing it

Bailey Park Project, along with volunteers and engaged residents, continues to work towards making the McDougall Hunt community more inviting, and more enjoyable for residents and visitors.  

McDougall-Hunt, like many Detroit neighborhoods, had to deal with an increase in vacant fields over the years. Rows of occupied homes slowly lost residents. Houses were abandoned over time, scrapped, and eventually torn down. The grass became overgrown and unsafe, often with people dumping unwanted objects there. 

Nevertheless, this community refuses to stay static. All across the east side, exciting projects are under way to repurpose formerly abandoned storefronts and vacant land. Development projects currently boarder McDougall Hunt on all sides. Bailey Park represents phase one of BPP's wider vision to increase value within the neighborhood, better positioning residents to connect with eachother and access nearby revitalization efforts. 

 

 

 

budget

Updated Budget (as of 9.18.17):

Liability Insurance $475

Porta Potty $450

Materials/tools for gathering space $1500

Refreshments $375

Trees/Shrubs $200



SUBTOTAL = 3,000
ioby Platform Fee  $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $90
TOTAL TO RAISE = $3,125

Original Budget:

  • Seed/Bulbs/Corms $700

  • Liability Insurance $475

  • Property Taxes           $400

  • Contractor Services   $1000

  • Porta-a-Potty             $450  

  • Wood and materials for gathering space  $1500

  • Rain barrels  $320

  • Refreshments $155

 



Project Subtotal =  $5,000
ioby Platform Fee  $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $150
Total to raise on ioby = $5,185

 

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donors

  • Carmelita Bullock
  • Tom and Laura Trudeau
  • Rhiannon Chester
  • LP
  • Matt
  • Joe Rashid
  • Ellen Roberds
  • Willa & Andy Walker
  • Christina Webb - ioby
  • Gail