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Detroit Riverfront Conservancy releases online coloring book of local parks

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Posted at 7:57 PM, May 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-12 19:57:26-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Residents may not be able to pack Detroit's popular parks during the state of emergency due to the pandemic, but they can color some of those spaces.

The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy released a digital coloring book of the city's most popular parks. And although the organization says the coloring book was provided to keep kids active during the stay-at-home order, adults can also join in on the fun.

“Detroit has amazing parks,” said Mark Wallace, president & CEO of the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy. “These parks bring us together to exercise, find peace by interacting with nature, and gather as a community. While our children are staying home to stay safe, this coloring book will allow them to express their creativity and to celebrate what these spaces mean to them.”

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The spaces include Detroit's Belle Isle Aquarium, the Dequindre Cut along the riverfront, Shed 3 at Eastern Market, Campus Martius Park, and many more.

Every Tuesday up until May 26, there will be two new images released and available for download.

You can print an image by going to detroitriverfront.org/coloringdetroitparks. When they're done, the conservancy encourages the public to post their images on social media using #ColoringDetroitPark.

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