Eight Flint parks will be getting upgrades this year in the form of new playgrounds for kids.

Flint is full of public parks and open spaces that have been neglected for years. The focus on restoring these parks recently is a great initiative, but it costs a lot of money. The good news is that there are many organizations coming together to help bring life back into parks all around Flint.

The parks that will be getting the new playgrounds are listed below.

  • Polk Park
  • Delaware Park
  • McClellan Park
  • Ramona Park
  • Fleming Park
  • McKinley Park
  • Windiate Park
  • Basset Park

There are a few organizations teaming up to make the park revitalization happen. They are Keep Genesee County Beautiful, Adopt-A-Park, Flint Kids Play Initiative, and an army of volunteers.

The grant money has rolled in from the Ruth Mott Foundation, and a host of others.

It's so important to create safe places for kids and families to play in the city. All of the financial gains that are being made in downtown don't mean a thing to the city if Flint residents don't see some of the benefits.

Overall this is shaping up to be a huge step in the revitalization of Flint, and we couldn't be more excited.