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Article updated: 1/18/2013 8:21 AM

Bloomingdale Park District seeks input on playground

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Bloomingdale Park District residents can help select color schemes and activity panels for a planned renovation of the playground structure at Sunnyside Park, 291 Glen Ellyn Road, in Bloomingdale.

The open house is scheduled for 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, in the Community Room of the Johnston Recreation Center. Plans for the new accessible play structures will be on display and refreshments will be served. Parents are encouraged to bring children and come at any time during the open house. No formal presentation will be given.

The park will undergo a complete renovation of its playground structure, becoming fully accessible for children of all abilities, ages 2 to 12. The landscape architect is Joe Brusseau of Brusseau Design Group. The playground designer is Laney Chaplik of Parkreation Inc.

The district received a $43,404 grant from Little Tikes to assist in building the playground structures. The renovation is scheduled to begin in mid-May with a targeted date of completion in late June or early July.

"The board of commissioners and staff of the Bloomingdale Park District are ecstatic about the opportunity to bring an accessible playground to our community to serve children of all abilities," Executive Director Carrie Fullerton said. "Resident children with physical and sensory special needs will be able to have fun right here in their own community."

For information on the park project, visit bloomingdaleparks.org/Parks/Sunnyside-Park-Renovation.htm or call (630) 529-3650.

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