Last summer, we told you all about a new playground getting built at Chester A. Arthur elementary school at 20th & Catharine. This project was driven by members of Friends of Chester Arthur (FoCA), a non-profit group that partners with teachers and school administrators to help make Arthur the best school it can possibly be, and was funded through a combination of a grant from AmeriHealth Mercy, a gift from SOSNA, and individual contributions. Since the playground was installed in June, hundreds of kids have enjoyed this new neighborhood amenity.
But FoCA isn’t done yet, not by a long shot. According to an email we received last week, the next phase of schoolyard redevelopment is coming this summer. Earlier this month, the group met with landscape architecture firm Olin as well as school…
A couple of weeks ago, we told you about the soon-to-be-built playground at the Chester A. Arthur School at 20th & Catharine. A one-day playground build on June 1st was followed by about a week of detail work, and on Monday, June 11th, at 10am, a ribbon cutting ceremony will mark the official completion of this project.
Click here for a sped-up video of the entire playground build.
Kudos to Friends of Chester A. Arthur for organizing this phenomenal effort, and to AmeriHealth Mercy for providing the bulk of the funding. Though FoCA has reached their $5,000 fundraising goal for this project, we imagine they’d find some worthwhile uses for additional donations, if you’re so inclined…