NEW: Photos of Jack Renner's latest Urban Renewal Projects- 2015
For many years, the corner of Cameron and Riverside on the city’s
west end suffered from neglect; a five star location with a magnificent
view of the Detroit skyline, this section of our community had become
rundown and seedy.
While taking photos of the site in the winter of 2002, I become
conscious of this location’s unrealized potential. This epiphany
soon turned into a passion, and I became committed to work toward
cleaning up and turning the site into a community park.
I designed some rough sketches that included a three-year plan
to improve the site’s landscaping; clean-up and beautification
began in the Spring of 2002, with the final phase completed in late
fall of 2004.
I am very excited and proud of the achievements that have been
accomplished. This public garden and park has exceeded everyone’s
expectations, and will stand the test of time as a legacy of what
can be achieved when a group of committed volunteers comes together.
Much thanks and appreciation to those who contributed funds, materials
and supplies, or time to building this park, which will serve as
a beacon for future.