Huntington Cleaners Donates $5000 to Berkley Parks & Recreation Inclusive Park Fundraiser

Media contacts: Torri Mathes, Community Engagement Officer; 248-763-7557;

Berkley, MI – May 20, 2022 – Berkley Parks & Recreation has received a donation in the amount of $5,000 for their inclusive park fundraiser from Wayne Wudyka, owner of Huntington Cleaners, Wesch Cleaners, and Certified Restoration Drycleaning Network (CRDN).

Jaycee Park, a 2.7-acre park located between Bacon and Phillips, serves not only Berkley residents, but it is a short distance from the city of Royal Oak, along with other neighboring cities, including Southfield, Oak Park, Beverly Hills, and Huntington Woods, all less than five minutes away.

“With the support of long-time business members like Wayne Wudyka, we will continue to have the ability to build parks that are vibrant and significant location spaces for more community enjoyment, socialization, healthy activities, and imaginative fun,” said Theresa McArleton, Parks & Recreation Director.

This premier recreation spot is set to become an all-inclusive playground and playscape that will go above the required ADA accessibility requirements to meet a variety of needs and interests. The space will be sensory-rich and enable children to develop physically, socially, and emotionally. It will also allow adults of varying ages and abilities to actively engage with children in their care. The project includes updates to pathways, increased accessibility, and a state-of-the-art, universally accessible playscape.

“Berkley is a destination city for families, and that’s largely due to the forward-thinking efforts by our mayor, city council, and standing boards, commissions, and advisory committees to foster an inclusive, community-focused environment that citizens of all ages can enjoy. The upgrades planned for our town’s Jaycee Park are a wonderful step toward cementing these ideals for the future,” added Wudyka.

Thanks to donations like this, the City was able to exceed its crowdfunding goal of $50,000 and will win a matching grant with funds made possible by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s (MEDC) Public Spaces Community Places program.

Public Spaces Community Places is a collaborative effort of the MEDC, the Michigan Municipal League, and Patronicity, in which local residents can use crowdfunding to be part of the development of strategic projects in their communities and be backed with a matching grant from MEDC.

For full project details on the park plans, please visit


About Huntington Cleaners
Huntington Cleaners is Berkley and Huntington Woods’ neighborhood dry cleaner since 1950, located at the corner of 11 Mile and Coolidge. In addition to top-notch dry cleaning and laundry services, Huntington Cleaners provides alterations, shoe shining and repair, wedding gown preservation, specialty restoration for damaged fabrics, and free pick-up and delivery. Visit to learn more.

About Wesch Cleaners
Wesch Cleaners, with locations in Birmingham and Bloomfield Hills, serves the Detroit Metropolitan Area and beyond, offering fine garment care, repair, and delivery to customers all over Oakland County, and as far away as Ann Arbor. Find Wesch Cleaners online at

About Certified Restoration Drycleaning Network (CRDN)
CRDN, headquartered in Berkley, Michigan, is an international franchise providing insurance restoration services for clothing, household textiles, consumer electronics, art, and collectibles damaged by smoke, water, or the effects of extreme weather. Working with insurance carriers, and home and business owners, CRDN helps those affected by insured perils get back on their feet quickly and recover their valuable possessions and precious keepsakes. CRDN can be found online at


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