Shabbona Park Celebrates Opening of New Playground

9/20/2013

The Chicago Park District and members of the Dunning community will celebrate the opening of a new playground tomorrow Saturday, Sept. 21, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Shabbona Park, 6935 W. Addison St.

The Shabbona Park playground was last renovated in 1993 and had outdated equipment and surfacing that fail to meet current Chicago Park District standards.  The new state-of-the-art playground meets or exceeds ADA accessibility guidelines and features new equipment and rubberized soft surfacing.

The new playground will consist of a spray feature, landscaping, tree plantings, fencing, masonry improvements, benches, pathways, site amenities, grading/drainage, and drinking fountains.

“The Chicago Park District takes great pride in creating new play areas to meet the needs of the communities that they serve.  Our goal is to provide safe places for children to play and enjoy the outdoors,” said Michael Kelly, Chicago Park District General Superintendent and CEO.

Shabonna Park is part of Chicago Park District’s current five-year capital improvement plan that identifies more than 800 projects located in all of the city’s wards.  Program highlights include the construction of 20 new playgrounds that will impact 100,000 children between the ages of 2-14 years.

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