This is an annual community event celebrating children and literacy in Southwest Detroit.
Thanks to the Detroiters working together and volunteering for the Detroit Clark Park with mucha vida, the park will continue to stay open.
Clark Park was closed in 1991 due to the City of Detroit’s financial crisis, but the concern and passion of the South West Detroit’s residents made possible to keep it open for the community.
In 2013, the City of Detroit faces a financial crisis again. One day after Gov. Rick Snyder announced his decision to appoint an emergency financial manager in Detroit, the Detroit Clark Park Coalition was able to hold its annual “Clark Park Winter Carnival.”
Despite of the very cold weather, families enjoyed the Clark Park Winter Carnival.” especially the kids who were ice-skating or just learning how to skate.
Detroit Clark Park Coalition with limited resources has managed to offer free educational and recreational events for Detroit families year after year. Many community festivals have taken place in Clark Park. The rich diversity of Detroit can be seen in these events.
I hope it continues that way, because Clark Park is a place where kids can be kids, the youth can play and create, and families can have quality time in a safe and clean environment.
After all, Clark Park is considered el corazón de Southwest Detroit.