Hurley Foundation receives grant for Dort Park relocation

FLINT — The Hurley Foundation has received a $50,000 grant from the Ruth Mott Foundation.

The grant will assist with the Dort Park Relocation and Redevelopment Project, which is part of the Paul F. Reinhart Emergency Trauma Center Expansion Project at Hurley Medical Center.

“This grant will contribute to the reconstruction of Dort Park for the enjoyment of our community” said Richard R. Warmbold, Ph.D., President of the Hurley Foundation.

Integrated into the Hurley campus for more than 85 years, Dort Park is being relocated to accommodate Hurley’s new Paul F. Reinhart Emergency Trauma Center. Grant support will contribute to redeveloping Dort Park as part of the new Medical Center entrance.

Completion of Dort Park will include earthwork, site preparation, top soil, landscaping, irrigation, site lighting, pathway and seating development, security and planting of ground cover, flowers, trees and shrubs.

The new Dort Park will provide accessible use of this open space by visitors, patients and employees, and will include attractive seating. Dort Park will make an immediate impression on individuals as they approach the new Hurley entrance by vehicle, or by walking from various parking locations. Dort Park redevelopment activities will be initiated soon.

With the assistance of the Ruth Mott Foundation, Dort Park is expected to be ready for the enjoyment of the greater Flint community by mid-year. — G.G.

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