The Timeline

Launched in January 2009, the Moross Greenway Project sprouted from a Grosse Pointe Farms Beautification Commission discussion about the declining landscape on the median islands of Moross Road. Six years of planning and fundraising later, ground was broken in the Fall of 2015, with planting completed in the Spring of 2017.

Who We Are

The Moross Greenway Project is a 501©3 non-profit organization, formed as a collaboration of stakeholders on Detroit’s Eastside and comprising area civic groups, churches, businesses and garden clubs. Today, hundreds of additional volunteers representing area schools, businesses, and neighborhood and civic organizations come together for special projects which maintain and improve the Moross Road greenspace.

Project Impact

With the addition of thousands of trees, shrubs and perennial plants, along with the organization’s commitment to maintain these island beds, the Greenway has invested in the future of Detroit’s Eastside neighborhood. For those who live here, it is a contributor to sustained, or even increasing, property values. For the thousands who travel Moross Road daily to work or points afar, it is a wellspring of community pride and a spark igniting continued beautification efforts.

Future Plans

The Moross Greenway Project is an ongoing one, with new developments and improvements as funding allows. Future additions to the Project will include rotating art installations on three islands and solar-powered decorative street lighting.


Board of Directors
President Sheila O’Hara
Vice President Tim Killeen
Wayne County
Secretary Anne Burke
Treasurer Diane Palmer
Grace Community Church
Public Relations Nathan Vengalil
Claudine Fets
Jim Grenwick – Cornerstone Village
Dean Hay – The Greening of Detroit
Mildred Hurley
Lambro Niforos
Lauren Parrott – Grosse Pointe War Memorial
Shane Reeside – City of Grosse Pointe Farms
Honorary Chairs
Lois and Gail Warden

Collaborative Partners

Backer Landscaping
City of Detroit
City of Grosse Pointe Farms
Cornerstone Village
Grace Community Church
Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce
Grosse Pointe Farms Beautification Commission
St. John Hospital and Medical Center
The Greening of Detroit
Wayne County

By The Numbers

Years of planning and fundraising6
Moross Road islands that make up the Project7
Trees planted in June 2011 with The Greening of Detroit190
Weekly island grass cuttings the Project has sponsored52