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Since its inception, Gateway Public Park has received positive coverage in the local media. With the announcement the City of Windsor has entered into a long-term lease on the park in 2021, the future of Gateway Public Park seems secure.

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The Windsor Star

The Park That Jack Built

By Sheila Wisdom
October 7, 2002

Jack Renner is like a dog with a bone. Once he gets an idea, he doesn't let go. Thanks to Renner, the entranceway to what will be the International Gardens is now a beautifully landscaped park instead of a vacant lot.

The trick to this story is that the transformation is at virtually no cost to the taxpayer.

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The Windsor Star

Windsor signs long-sought 99-year lease for cool Gateway Park

by AnneJarvis
The Windsor Star, November 15, 2021

Windsor has landed a long-sought, 99-year lease for Gateway Park, the quirky, cool ribbon of green considered a key part of the transformation of the River West neighbourhood.

The agreement with the Detroit River Tunnel Company, to be announced Tuesday, became effective Nov. 9.

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The Walkerville Times

The Park That Jack Built

by Chris Edwards
The TIMES Magazine, Issue #44, June 2004

For several weekends this spring, I altered my usual Saturday routine by cycling from Walkerville to Cameron at Riverside Drive to help with a most unusual project. Along with several other volunteers, we were building a park.

Since 2001, local realtor Jack Renner has been converting a small plot of railroad land at Cameron and Riverside Drive. The railroad calls it “The International Gateway Garden” but it is really, “the Park that Jack Built.”

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