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Old Posted Apr 17, 2020, 7:09 PM
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Originally Posted by ardecila View Post
Detroit has an okay deck park in the suburbs (Hyde Park) that was built, oddly enough, in response to concerns from the Orthodox Jewish community there.
There are three deck parks in suburban Detroit, all built in the same small stretch. One in Oak Park and two in adjacent Southfield. All were built because the then-new I-696 was rammed right through the Jewish center of Metro Detroit, with synagogues and schools on the south side of the freeway, and residences on the north side.

Most of the Jewish community has since departed this area, but there's still an Orthodox remnant. I'm not sure if the decks make any sense at this point, but they made sense in the context of 30-40 years ago.
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