Congratulations to Allen Park,
You’re the WCSX City of the Week
Allen Park Factoids:
- It was named after Lewis Allen, pioneer lumberman and land owner who owned a large area of what would become the villages of Allen Park and Melvindale.
- Allen Park is home to the Uniroyal Giant Tire, the largest non-production tire scale model ever built, and one of the world’s largest roadside attractions, standing 80 feet tall and weighing 12 tons. Originally a Ferris Wheel at the 1964 New York World’s Fair, the structure was moved to Allen Park in 1966.
- Ford Motor Company is an integral part of the community. Many of the company’s offices and facilities lie within the city limits.
- Since 2002, Allen Park is the practice home of the Detroit Lions football team and is also the site of the team’s headquarters.