September 15, 2009

Have you seen this?

Parents' work leads to playground meeting

By Amanda McGregor

September 14, 2009 09:32 am

SALEM — When Jenn Santo and her family moved to the Salem Common neighborhood four years ago, something immediately caught her eye: the playground.

Of the 25-year-old wooden structures on the southeast corner of the nine-acre park, Santo said: "This is the central park for our city, and it's boring and unsafe."

She is among a group of Salem Common neighbors, mainly parents, who have been on a crusade the last three years to build a new playground. They researched and helped design a structure they hope will replace the current equipment — and they raised more than $35,000 to do so.

Tomorrow night, the city's Park and Recreation Commission will take up three designs for a new Salem Common playground, including the one supported by the parent group.

Read the rest of the (fairly lengthy!) article here.

*Congrats Parents United and everyone who has helped raise funds for this wonderful playground!

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