Reclaiming Detroit’s Playgrounds
The Detroit Mower Gang is made up of a couple dozen of do-gooders who refuse to let parkland go to waste. They are service workers, entrepreneurs, and professionals in all industries who come together every other Wednesday to mow down deserted parks so kids in those neighborhoods can have a place to play. Michael Nardone is the group’s founder who took it upon himself back in 2010 to mow a local park with his riding lawn mower just because it needed done. Others showed up with mowers, weed-wackers and the desire to improve their community…and the Detroit Mower Gang was born.