New equipment installed at Children's Memorial Park

REPURPOSED WITH A PURPOSE — Equipment donated to the Wilmington Park District was installed at Children's Memorial Park in Northcrest on Saturday, Oct. 10. Photo by Marney Simon.


Members of the Community Foundation for Wilmington Parks, Recreation and Improvement were up early on Saturday, Oct. 10, to install some “new to us” equipment at Children’s Memorial Park in Northcrest.

The playground equipment was donated to the Wilmington Park District by the Alsip Park District back in April.

The Community Foundation partnered with the park district, Kuypers Brothers Concrete, Builders Concrete and Ramcorp to dismantle and bring the equipment to the city.

The volunteers placed one of two playsets in the park over the weekend.

The equipment is designed for children ages 2-5.

The foundation will still add an additional layer of mulch to the site.

“Thank you to those who have supported our fundraisers and made donations to our cause, none of this would be possible without those who are trying to make our community a better place!” the foundation posted to its Facebook page.