Mayor Dave Bing and the City Council have proposed the closure of Rouge Park in Detroit's Warrendale neighborhood in order to save money. A few dozen residents turned out this afternoon in a rally to protest this move.
A short video clip from this rally is embedded below.
As the battle over the future of Rouge Park evolves, I will cover it here as always.
Update @ 6:58 p.m.
The Detroit News is reporting that a tentative deal has been reached between Mayor Bing and the Detroit City Council. As a result of this deal, not only has the layoff of police officers and firefighters been averted but the closure of 77 parks has also undone.