Chandler Park Healthy Neighborhood Strategy
Chandler Park is one of Detroit's 4 regional parks, with 220 acres of usable land. From 2010-2015, the Kellogg Foundation funded the Chandler Park Promise Coalition's planning and pre-development initiative. After 20 years of neglect, Chandler Park is now on track to full revitalization; funding has been secured for the construction and/or planning of the following installations: an artificial turf football and soccer field, tennis courts, a formal flower garden, a community food garden, comfort stations, grass soccer fields, tee ball fields, and greenway paths for biking and walking. These installations promote healthy lifestyles among residents living near the park and are projected to increase community engagement in the lower east side. To learn more about the park, visit the Chandler Park Conservancy website.
Chandler Park Healthy Neighborhood Strategy is a collaborative partnership between Eastside Community Network, St. John Providence Hospital, Detroit Department of Health, Chandler Park Conservancy, Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center, and Gensler. In June 2015, the Chandler Park Healthy Neighborhood Strategy was awarded one of only 11 BUILD Health Challenge Planning Grants to develop integrative health programs and interventions that will improve health outcomes in the 48213 zip code, through enhancements to the social and urban infrastructure at Chandler Park.
Read our BUILD Health Challenge Planning Grant Proposal.