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Which Detroit parks would you like to see activated in 2017?

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Welcome to Friday Open Threads, wherein we'll pass the mic to readers to speak up about topics of interest, distress, horror, and more. Have something you want discussed? Let us know. This week’s topic: Which Detroit green spaces would you like to see used more for the community in the coming years?

We might be experiencing some pretty frigid temperatures right now, but we’re thinking ahead to warmer, sunnier days in Detroit. While we’re in hibernation mode, we dream of biking, running, and generally enjoying some of Detroit’s green spaces. So in our open thread this week, we’re asking which parks you’d like to see get some attention in 2017.

We have one park that’s being built downtown by DTE. This park, which is hoped to be much like Campus Martius, is near the GAR Building and should be ready this summer (we’ve noticed some of the structures taking shape driving by it).

We’ve also heard that there’s planning around activating Roosevelt Park in front of the train station, which would be great to see used on a more regular basis. We eagerly await the day when the bike path connects Mt. Elliot Park and Belle Isle. We also know there are some smaller, neighborhood parks that are working on being more of a community space, like Mollicone Playground in Indian Village.

What do you think, Curbed readers? Detroit is full of many green spaces, from Palmer Park to Rouge Park to smaller neighborhood parks. Where would you like to see more park activation efforts around the city?