The Salam Peace Park looks to become the latest pocket park in Hamtramck, Mich. as Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency (Wayne Metro) will oversee the project. The park will be located at 2134 Trowbridge Street between Lumpkin and Brombach. The project is being funded through donations on the Wayne Metro fundraising site.

The land for the park was donated by a local resident and Wayne Metro are looking to raise $22,000 for the park so they can receive matching funds from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). The $44,000 dollars will go towards the cost of the fencing, play structure, permits, and other necessary items for the park. Any funds they receive that go over the initial $22,000 they are seeking will be used to purchase upgraded materials and inputs for the park.

Sterling Services, a for-hire bulk liquid terminal that stores, blends, transloads, and throughputs petroleum and chemical products at their bulk liquid storage facility, continues to support greenspace initiatives with their latest donation to the Salam Peace Park project in Hamtramck. They have previously supported the projects for Sarah Garrett Park and Pope Park. They have also helped out during the Clean Sweep initiative in Hamtramck, donating food and water as well as supplying rakes and gloves for the volunteers as they clean the city.

For many years on Grand Haven, Sterling maintained a community garden across the street from their facility. The garden offered residence fresh vegetables and was open to the community. The garden will return following the COVID-19 pandemic that forced them to hold off on the garden until the spring of 2021.

As space continues to be an obstacle in cities like Hamtramck, this park offers the residence of Trowbridge and the surrounding neighborhood a peaceful place to relax and enjoy outdoor space. The parks design was submitted by a group of volunteer students from Wayne State University who are members of the Urban Planners Design Team. The design features 8-foot wooden fencing, benches, a play structure with a treehouse and bike racks.

If you would like to read more about Wayne Metro’s project or donate to the park, please visit their fundraising site here. There are many ways to join the project including donations and volunteering. If there is a project that could use our assistance, feel free to contact us at