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Apparently there has been a discovery of soil contamination at Riverside park that has led to it being closed immediately and possibly for several months or longer.
"The City of Detroit Recreation Department is temporarily closing the city's 20-acre Riverside Park near the Ambassador Bridge because of contaminated soil and ground water.
Alicia Minter, the city's director of recreation, told a community meeting Monday evening that the park would be closed immediately to visitors until the city could determine the extent of the problem and develop a plan to clean it up."