McKinley Barrier-Free Park

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A New Kind of Park

The sensory garden will include a labyrinth path, raised planters, and natural plants and a quartet of flowers.

Funding for this project was made possible through private dollars donated to the Fraser First Booster Club.

Estimated Completion July 2020

What We Do

Phase I

Phase I consisted of preparing the park for future development. This included the installation of a .57 mile...

Phase 2

Phase II, completed in 2017, includes a jet-themed playscape, fire truck, and a toddler sand lot, along with a...

Phase 3

Phase III - Finishing the park - Sensory Garden and play structure (target date 2020)
Phase III will include a...

Dollars Raised

  • $300,000 Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Grant
  • $200,000 Land Water Conservation Fund Grant
  • Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan and Ralph Wilson Foundation
  • Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan and Detroit Auto Dealers Association


What started as a small group of dedicated volunteers has turned into a project with community-wide support, including hundreds of donors, supporters, and volunteers that have helped make this project a success.


Contributors to the project include the hundreds of residents, friends, and supporters, private donors, the City of Fraser, and grants from the State of Michigan and the Land, Water, Conservation Fund.

Barrier-free Park

McKinley Park is a “barrier-free” park and playground, offering accessible outdoor recreation for children and adults of all abilities, with a particular focus on the needs of those with special challenges. 

Our Partners & Sponsors

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McKinley Park Sponsors

  • Fraser First Booster Club
  • City of Fraser
  • Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund
  • Land Water Conservation Fund
  • JCommunity Foundation
  • Ralph Wilson Foundation
  • Detroit Auto Dealers Association
  • Fraser Paid-On-Call Firefighters
  • Fraser Lions Club
  • Hundreds of Private Donors
  • Family of Otis McKinley