Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Out with the old, in with the new

Garfield Park has been without a playground since the end of December. During the first week of January, a work crew fenced in, then demolished, the old playground. During the second week, the crew erected a beautiful new-and-up-to-code structure, poured cement, and spread wood chips.

Then it rained. And rained. And rained.

But today is a new day, a sunny day. And, don't ya know, the fences are gone (though muddy tire tracks remain). The playground is open.

And the kiddos are thrilled! Already the playground is teeming with tots exploring the climbing wall, many slides, wobble bench and "skates," swings, and a modern version of the old school merry-go-round (a tall spindle-like cage with a much smaller circumference than a merry-go-round).

Our Neighborhood Watch will host a hot dog feast to celebrate the new playground at noon on Saturday, February 6. Swing by to say hi, eat, and play.

Thank you to our city officials and departments for bringing this new playground to Garfield Park!

[Side bar: On my way home from taking the pictures, I saw a black sedan drop off a prostitute on the north edge of the park. As I passed her, I told her the crotch of her underwear was showing. She said, "I like it like that." I called dispatch, of course. The families she walked past in the park looked horrified. Great -- so glad we can welcome everyone with a lovely playground and a prostitute of the trading-sex-for-drugs type (just a guess on her preferred currency).]

1 comment:

  1. Two steps forward, one step back.
    According to the DB, 3 males were shot near Ted Greene park at 3:40PM on a Friday. Palomares school is right up the street. Two were transported to a trauma center, but there is no word on their status.