Detroit, USA

Ride It Sculpture Park

Power House Productions is operated by long-term residents of the Davison/Conant area, who view “engagement” with other neighborhood residents not as an added task but an essential component of living here.
Sculpture by Nari Ward. Photo: Power House Productions

A lot of the work we do centers on identifying overlooked spaces in the neighborhood and creating something new and purposeful with art, culture, and community relationships as drivers of the development rather than capital gain. Ride It Sculpture Park is an example of this – a space for shared experiences over which the community takes ownership and sets the tone.

The skate park is used daily and enthusiastically by skaters and non-skaters alike. As a meeting spot, Ride It attracts people from radically diverse backgrounds from across the region and around the world; it is a draw for many regardless of class, race, gender, religion, or economic status. It is a free, open, public space for which the community of users sets the agenda and takes responsibility – musicians come through and play while people skate; families come to hang out and watch; kids come to meet new friends and ride.

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Gina Reichert
Architect and Director
Partner: Power House Productions
“A lot of the work we do centers on identifying overlooked spaces in our neighborhood and creating something new and intentional, with art, culture and community relationships as drivers of the development rather than capital gain. Ride It Sculpture Park is an example of this, a space for shared experience where the community takes ownership and sets the tone.”
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