Saving Detroit One Playground at a Time

A group calling itself the "Detroit Mower Gang" has gone rogue on the city's poorly maintained playgrounds, attacking them with weed wackers and riding mowers to get them back into shape for the city's kids.
April 18, 2011, 5am PDT | Tim Halbur
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The informal group used social media like Twitter and Facebook to connect and plan their urban interventions Recently, the DMG decided to fix up broken swingsets as well, collecting $2,500 in donations over a funding website.

Tom Nardone was the driving force behind the project:

"During its March survey, the Mower Gang found 111 missing swings: 77 big swings and 34 baby swings. Once he buys the replacements, the first ones will go up in areas with the highest density of children. (There's even plans to secure them so vandals and rebel teens don't get any ideas )"

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Published on Friday, April 15, 2011 in The Hub (Detroit Regional News)
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