By MICHIGAN RADIO NEWSROOM & CATHERINE SHAFFER
Feb. 26th, 2018
Detroit Parks and Recreation is reopening the Scout Hollow campground in Rouge Park after a closure of more than 10 years. The campground will offer group camping for Detroit children. The project is funded by $200,000 from the Kresge Foundation. The funds will prepare the 17-acre site and pay for sleeping bags, tents, and other gear. “This is going to give the kids an experience not like any other they’ve been able to experience,” says Keith Flournoy, Detroit Parks Director.
Scout Hollow will be the only campground available in the City of Detroit, and will provide outdoor education opportunities not otherwise available to children in the city.
The Kresge Foundation contributed $200,000 to prepare the 17-acre site and to help pay for sleeping bags, tents, and other camping gear.