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Get To Know The Neighborhood: Pope Park

Get To Know The Neighborhood: Pope Park

Ever wonder what it’s like to have a 6000 pound, 10 foot tall version of yourself? Well, Pope John Paul II didn’t have to. In 1987, he visited Hamtramck to celebrate the Polish community. The result: a wonderful larger-than-life statue built in a small lot called Pope Park. The base of the statue is perhaps taller than the statue itself. The Pope, with arms wide open, has a pleasant smile as his regalia droops low defining the edges of his upper torso. It’s a must see for anyone visiting Detroit. It celebrates the better side of struggle; solidarity through adversary.