TIMES Magazine, Issue #36, July/August 2003
realtor Jack Renner credo is “it’s not what the city
can do for you but what you can do for the city.” Since last
year, he has been converting a small plot of railroad land at Cameron
and Riverside Drive. The railroad calls it “The International
Gateway Garden” but some people know it as “the park
that Jack built.”
by the late Bert Weeks, former mayor of Windsor and a long-time
friend, Renner is adding to the many parks that are part of Weeks’
residents, Parks and Rec. and local businesses have all played a
role in building the park; Jack has donated his own time and money.
to its proximity to the Detroit River, Jack says “standing
at the north end of the park makes you feel like you’re on
the bow of a ship.”He hopes to complete the garden by August.
If anyone would like to donate time, or buy a rock or tree to help
complete the gardens, call Jack at 818-3630 or 972-1098.