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Jack’s Park

The TIMES Magazine, Issue #36, July/August 2003

Windsor 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.”

Inspired 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’ legacy.

Area residents, Parks and Rec. and local businesses have all played a role in building the park; Jack has donated his own time and money.

Due 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.

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