Grant to help spruce up sand beach in downtown Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — A popular sand beach in the heart of downtown Detroit is getting a little sprucing up.

The Downtown Detroit Partnership says a $125,000 grant from the Southwest Airlines Foundation will be used to improve the Beach at Campus Martius Park.

Beach furniture, toys and games, lighting and landscaping will be enhanced.

Additional funding will be used to support existing events like the Friday Beach Party which features local bands performing reggae and Caribbean-style music.