Detroit Mayor Dave Bing last week announced that private donations totaling $14 million will allow the city's parks to remain open through the summer.

The announcement comes three months after Bing warned he would have to close 50 parks after the Detroit City Council rejected an agreement that would have leased Belle Isle, the city's largest park, to the state. The closures would have dropped the number of open parks to 57, down from an original 308.

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