New Playground Coming This Fall

Thirty-year old structure to be replaced at Wacouta Commons Park.

The Conservancy is partnering with Friends of Wacouta Commons Park and Saint Paul Parks and Recreation to replace the tired structures that serve immigrant families, students at Water Lily Montessori School and the Fahya Hi Day Care Center on Jackson Street.

With just $9,500 to go to meet a challenge grant, the project is scheduled for October installation.

“Wacouta Commons Park is a vital asset for a diverse downtown neighborhood of both retired and young professionals, Somali families, African-American and East Asian families,” says Conservancy executive director Michael-jon Pease. “Projects like this meet our goal to expand equitable access to great parks across the city.”

If you understand the value of a safe, fun place for families to grow up in this community, please make a gift today to help match the $10,000 challenge (put Wacouta Commons in the “message” field of the donation form.)

Photo: Marjorie Abrams and Kate Clover with Friends of Wacouta Commons Park meet with Emily Maloney from Flagship Recreation to finalize details of the playground design.