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Abandoned Rec Center Spruced Up as DIY Skate Park

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The Wig in September 2014 [Photography by Chris and Michelle Gerard]

UPDATE (4:30PM): The Wig has been cancelled. More info available here.

A DIY skatepark is growing at Wigle Recreation Center, a crumbling facility abandoned by the city in 2005. With permission from the Detroit Recreation Department, a group called Community Push has been working throughout the year to build a DIY skatepark on Wigle's old playground area.

After cleaning up nine years of accumulated trash and installing various skating elements, the group hopes to raise money for more obstacles, a shipping container for secure storage, public seating, and a splash of art.
· Detroit skate park aims to raise $20,000[Crain's]
· "The Wig" Skatepark [Patronocity]