Friends, I need your help IMMEDIATELY. The City of Detroit, in all its wisdom — and with blight, hopelessness and safety concerns around every corner — is threatening to pull the playground equipment from the park, citing “safety issues,” in essence closing the park.

I don’t think they fully understand the amount of people involved in the effort to keep the park open for business for the past eight years and what Fletcher Field has come to stand for. The three individuals involved in this decision are: -Ms. Rosemary Edwards Karl Bradford

Could you please email them ASAP and show your support for the park, ask them to reconsider pulling the equipment or reinstalling a new playground by week’s end?