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Community meetings start Monday on Detroit parks overhaul
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DETROIT (AP) — Community meetings start Monday to gather input on planned renovations for 40 Detroit neighborhood parks and playgrounds taking place over the next two years.

Mayor Mike Duggan announced the $11.7 million plan earlier this month.

Projects will include new playgrounds and equipment, walkways and landscaping. Ten will be renovated this year and the remaining 30 will be updated next year.

Monday's meeting for City Council District 7 is 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Don Bosco Hall. Meetings for other districts are planned through April 11.

Duggan's office says funding for the park improvements will come from $50 million in bond money dating back to the 1980s that the city recently discovered had gone unspent.