Higgins Park is Born!

October 13, 2017

City of Detroit, S.A.Y. Detroit, and Cooper Standard Collaborate to Construct Community Playground, Strengthen Neighborhood.

DETROIT, MI — October 11th. In a continuing effort to revitalize city neighborhoods and beautify the community, the City of Detroit teamed with the Cooper Standard Foundation and S.A.Y. Detroit’s Working Homes/Working Families to build a playground at Higgins Park.

Nearly 120 Cooper Standard volunteers spent more than five hours building a playground, located at 9200 Olivet Street, Detroit, 48209 where Higgins Elementary once stood. On hand were Mayor Mike Duggan and Mitch Albom.

Together with S.A.Y. Detroit and the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries, Cooper Standard has led a transformative effort in the city strengthen to neighborhoods, one block at a time, by refurbishing formerly abandoned houses through S.A.Y. Detroit’s Working Homes/Working Family charity. Over the past two years, the foundation — and the employees of Cooper Standard — have added the construction of new playgrounds to its efforts for families in these communities.