East End Playground Ribbon Cutting

Despite some rainy weather, East End Playground reopened this Saturday, October 24, with smiling faces and kids eager to play.

Speaking at the ribbon cutting, Park Board President Carolyn Ubriaco talked about the history of East End Park, which was purchased in 1929 from the Albert Bucholz Farm. “Much has changed since 1929, but Elmhurst Parks and playgrounds remain those important places where all are welcome, friends are made, and community grows.” Ubriaco thanked the community members who provided feedback at public meetings and helped design the playground.

The park will undoubtedly become a new favorite. Featuring soft surfacing and separate areas for big kids and little kids, this vibrant playground features modern equipment that is both safe and fun, including an Oodle Swing, which can seat 4-6 kids at one time. Said Ubriaco, “East End playground is a place to stretch the imagination, learn new things, make friends and have fun.”

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