Atatürk Park

ATATÜRK Park Project:​ The largest park in the world outside Turkey
Location: TACAM 28837 Beck Rd, Wixom, Michigan, 48393

Dear Friends,

We are excited to share a project that we have finalized recently. It is about transforming a 3.6 acre (14.5 dönüm) area that belongs to TACAM into a park, and dedicate it to Atatürk the greatest leader of the 20th century as ranked by Prof. Dr. Arnold M. Ludwig and others.

All over the world, there are several designated areas named after Atatürk. But this project when completed will be the largest park in the world outside Turkey.

As you may know TACAM currently owns a 6.7 acre property which was purchased back in 1981. The purchase was made possible with the donations from the Turkish Michiganders at that time. Towards the back side of the property, approximately 3.6 acres (14.5 dönüm), has not been utilized efficiently since the purchase, and currently has many fallen trees, leaves, and untrimmed bushes. However, TACAM board of directors believe that this unutilized part of the lot has a great potential to be a public park with running paths, rest and display areas. Once the park is built, it will be named after Atatürk and will be a great display area to introduce him and his principles to the public both Americans and new generations of Turkish descent.

We have submitted the project to the Turkish Cultural Foundation, and they decided to fund the project with $3000. However, we estimate the total cost to be around $35,000. Therefore we need more donations to pay the cost of:
1-The 3.6 acre land clean-up which will include the removal of small trees and bushes, removal of dead and down trees, as well as removal of all small trees under 5 inches and debris ($20K quote given by a site cleaning company),
2- Hauling-away wood and wood chips to provide sufficient mulch to the designated areas to create a walking/running path (~$5K quote given by a company).
3- Atatürk bust and marble base, and display units.

Please check this video to see the project:

We have created an account at gofundme site to reach more people. However, feel free to donate via paypal or sending a check to TACAM PO Box # 3445 Farmington Hills, MI 48333.

If we can raise the reasonable amount we would like to start it in August 2018.

Name of all donors will be displayed properly at the entrance of the park.

Siz de bu projenin bir parçası, gururu olmak istemez misiniz?

Thank you very much for your contributions in advance!

Nilufer Esen-Bilgin, M.D.
President

On Behalf of TACAM BoD.