A gas and utility company working on a Detroit, Michigan, street dug a four-foot-wide, 15-foot-long, several-foot-deep hole – and then just left it there.

Meanwhile, thanks to a broken water main nearby, the hole quickly filled with water. For three years, community members asked the city for help, but they came up empty (unlike the hole).

Enter Community Action

Neighbors turned their urban crater into a glorious fishing spot by filling it with carp, bluegills, and even goldfish. 

One neighbor told fox2detriot, “Why not do something positive out of something negative in our community?” 

Thanks to the publicity, says the Detroit Free Press, the leak was fixed, the hole patched, and the fish removed to a bathtub in preparation for their new home in a community garden pond.